A world-leading centre in orthopaedics, SWLEOC has a progressive research unit which is expanding its portfolio of research activity rapidly. SWLEOC, which is an NHS Treatment Centre for elective hip and knee joint operations, performs over 4,000 operations a year and serves a population of 1.5 million across South West London.
We actively recruit patients onto studies at SWLEOC, including multi-centre, surveillance studies of new implants, clinical trials and NIHR portfolio. We follow up with all patients after their surgery. All staff are involved in ensuring that any research undertaken within the department safeguards the well-being of the patients and is conducted within ICH Good Clinical Practice Guidelines for Research. The Research Manager and SWLEOC research team work to ensure the success of existing studies, initiation of new studies and maintain high-quality of collected data.