Knees, Shoulders And Trauma

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Short biography

Nigel Rossiter is a Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon in Basingstoke, where he has been since 2002/3 and was a previous Clinical Director of Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery for Hampshire Hospitals.


He was previously in the British Army from 1985.


He trained in London, Londonderry, Belfast, Gosport, Plymouth and Oxford.  He has done fellowship training in London, Salisbury, Oxford, USA & Russia.


His principal areas of practice are in Orthopaedic Trauma and Trauma related problems, all aspects of knee surgery and soft tissue shoulder surgery.


He is the Clinical Lead for Trauma and Major Incidents at Hampshire Hospitals

He led the setting up of the Trauma Networks for South Central area of England and the Wessex Trauma Network

He is a Past (and Founding) President of the Orthopaedic Trauma Society

Nigel is a Trustee of the Primary Trauma Care Foundation charity and a founder and former trustee of his hosital charity: Basingstoke Hoima Partnership for Health (with a hospital in Uganda)

He has chaired AO Principles and Advances Orthopaedic Trauma education in UK & Ireland over an 11 year period and been faculty for 20 years teaching on these, the Current concepts course and Tips for Trainers and Chairmen in the UK & internationally

He teaches regularly on Training the Trainers courses

He has been a member of a NICE committee (on VTE)

He has been a Basic Surgical Skills tutor for the Royal College of Surgeons

He helped write the original STEP course for the Royal College of Surgeons

He is a co-founder, Director and Chairman of Incision Indemnity - insuring >200 surgeons.


Nigel is listed in Who's Who - from whom he has recieved an Hippocrates award for excellence in the field of medicine, has been voted Trainer of the Year for the Wessex region and has been a finalist twice in the NHS Shine Awards as Inspiring Educator of the Year.

He is married with four rugby playing and skiing sons.

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