Mr Allan Stirrat MB ChB, FRCS (Ed)
Spire Washington Hospital
Upper limb surgery
Special clinical interests:
Arthroscopic surgery; rotator cuff disease; instability and arthritis of the shoulder; rheumatoid disease; injuries of the hand and peripheral nerves; trauma in general.
Peripheral nerve injury; rheumatoid disease; arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder.
Year of first medical qualification:
Current NHS and /or university posts:
Clinical Lecturer at the University of Newcastle
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Sunderland Royal Hospital
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
Member of British Elbow and Shoulder Society
Fellow Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Fellow British Orthopaedic Association
Member of British Society for Surgery of the Hand
Upon entry to the orthopaedic speciality in 1985 it was my intention to pursue a career in upper limb surgery, with a background in vascular surgery from Liverpool and basic training in hand surgery at Northwick Park Hospital, London.
I was appointed as senior resident on the Harvard Orthopaedic programme at the Massachusetts General Hospital for one year in 1986/87. Higher surgical training then followed at St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital with a special interest in peripheral nerve injury.
I am enthusiastic about my practice which has become increasingly focused on the upper limb both in the NHS at Sunderland Royal Hospital and privately at Spire Washington Hospital.
My spell in management as a clinical director has given me much insight into the delicate balance between patient expectations, the cost of healthcare and the responsibilities of the medical profession.
I enjoy sport, which forms a significant proportion of my clinical work.