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Nigel Rossiter


Short biography

Nigel is a board member and a trustee of the Primary Trauma Care Foundation charity, was Chair of Trustees & Medical Director

He is President of the Combined Services Orthopaedic Society

He was a founder and former trustee of his hospital charity: Basingstoke Hoima Partnership for Health (with a hospital in Uganda)

He is on the Faculty Advisory Board for the Faculty of Remote Rural & Humanitarian Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeon of Edinburgh (FRRHH @ RCSEd)

He is a member of the Surgical Educators Learners Forum (SELF) designing surgical education for low resource global areas

He sits on the Global Alliance for Care of the Injured (GACI) committee at the World Health Organisation (WHO)

He is on the Permanent Council of the G4 Alliance advocating for safe and timely access to quality Surgical, Obstetric, Trauma and Anaesthetic care globally

He is Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee to Open Medical

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

He reviews clinical studies for the National Institute of Health Research and a number of major journals (including the Bone and Joint Journal, and, Injury)

He regularly performs careers advisory seminars for school leavers / sixth form

He is regularly asked to speak publicly - largely on Trauma and global Trauma issues

He is a trustee of the Hope Cove Independent Lifeboat (the lifeboat for the village he grew up in that also once saved his life).

Nigel was previously in the British Army from 1985. He was a Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon in Basingstoke 2003-2023 where he was a previous Clinical Director of Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery for Hampshire Hospitals.

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 clinical practice were in Orthopaedic Trauma and Trauma related problems, all aspects of knee surgery and soft tissue shoulder surgery.


He is a founding Fellow of the International Orthopaedic Trauma Association

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

He has been 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 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 Chairs in the UK & internationally.  He is now an AO Faculty Coach

He teaches regularly on Training the Trainers courses

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 was the senior medical adviser to Rams Rugby.


Nigel was awarded Honorary Fellowship of the British Orthopaedic Association (the highest award in British Trauma & Orthopaedics) in 2023.  He 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 twice and has been a finalist twice in the NHS Shine Awards as Inspiring Educator of the Year.  He has published and presented widely including addressing the UN General Assembly in 2020, the WHO & ICRC on superfluous and unnecessary injuries in conflict.  


He is married with four rugby playing and skiing sons.

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