Paediatric trauma and orthopaedics

The Clinical Lead for paediatric trauma and orthopaedics was appointed with the endorsement of the British Society of Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery (BSCOS).

You can contact the project manager for this workstream at [email protected]

The GIRFT national report for paediatric trauma and orthopaedic surgery has now been shared with NHS colleagues and stakeholders. Click here to download or view the report.

Clinical Lead, Mr James Hunter

Paediatric Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham

Mr Hunter is a paediatric trauma and orthopaedic surgeon at the Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, where he has been a consultant since 1995. He took a full part in the adult trauma rota for 21 years before focusing solely on children’s care.

He is a past president of the British Society for Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery (BSCOS) and was the chairman of the AO International Expert Group for Paediatrics from 1997 to 2016.  He was a member of the Specialist Advisory Committee from 2013 to 2019, latterly as the lead for national recruitment of specialists.

He was one of the developers of the Comprehensive Classification of Paediatric Long Bone Fractures and has a strong interest in the treatment of simple fractures.  He was one of the authors of the BOA standard for trauma on supracondylar fractures of the humerus.