The UKs leading orthopaedic surgery centre



Refer your patient directly to SWLEOC via the electronic referral system (e-RS). We accept patients from all over the UK and internationally both via the NHS and privately. Alternatively, refer your patient to an orthopaedic consultant at your local hospital we are linked with Epsom, St Helier, Croydon, Kingston and St. George’s.



Becoming an NHS patient at SWLEOC is a simple process, your GP can refer you directly or you can be seen privately. If you are suffering from painful joints or have concerns about decreased mobility, then it’s time to talk to someone who can help you. Click here for NHS patients and click here for private patients.

About us

Performing around 6,300 procedures a year, approximately 4,000 of these are joint replacements, SWLEOC is recognised as the largest joint replacement centre in the UK and one of the largest in Europe.

Here at SWLEOC you will receive world class care with the latest techniques and technologies to help reduce pain and get you back to normal in the shortest time and safest way possible.


SWLEOC was rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commissions (CQC) when they inspected our hospital in November 2015.

Waiting times - Due to the backlog caused by Covid-19, waiting times cannot be determined at this stage. Please be assured that we will be in touch as soon as possible to schedule your surgery.

Croydon University Hospital

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Kingston University Hospital

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Epsom & St Helier

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St George's Hospital

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Markers of our success

of our patients said they would recommend us to their friends & family
Infection Rate Hip replacement
Infection Rate Knee replacement
of our usual capacity to provide more surgeries to aid recovery after COVID

Latest News

FSN ZFA2022-00240 - Field Safety Notice

The MHRA (Medical Healthcare Regulatory Agency) has recently released a field safety notice (FSN ZFA2022-00240) relating to specific types of the Zimmer Biomet NexGen total knee replacement implants, supplied between October 2012 and October 2022, which may have a higher-than-expected failure rate.  

The National Joint Registry have notified units where these implants have been used. According to the notification received at SWLEOC thus far, the Zimmer Biomet NexGen implants subject to the field safety notice have not been used at SWLEOC during the specified time period.

We would like to reassure all our patients who received knee replacements at SWLEOC during that time period, that there is no cause for concern with regards to their knee replacements as a result of this field safety notice. 

Winners at the inaugural NOA Awards

We are absolutely delighted to share with you that we have won a National Orthopaedic Alliance award for Excellence in Orthopaedics, for our Spine Pain Referral Multi-disciplinary Team Meeting. This is amazing recognition of everyone's hard work for our patients, fabulous team work and collaboration across Primary, Community and Secondary Care.

Representatives of the spine pain referral MDT project collecting the award

Pictured (left to right): Ann Hoey, Programme Director Nation Orthopaedic Alliance (NOA), Boudine Pearce, Professional lead for Elective Orthopaedics and musculoskeletal services SWLEOC, Mr Chris Hulme, Consultant Spinal Surgeon SWLEOC & Lucy Jones Orthopaedics & MSK Project Manager SWLEOC