Philip Turner


Private Secretary - Heather Henderson
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Phil has been a consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport since November 1990 after training in Manchester and visiting several specialist centres nationally and internationally.  His interests are in all aspects of knee surgery including sports injuries to the knee and general trauma. 

Phil Turner was appointed as a consultant surgeon in 1989, following completion of his training in the north west of England and surgical experience gained in many other knee units within the UK, Europe and America. He has wide experience in all aspects of trauma and orthopaedic surgery but the key focus of his practice is surgery of the knee and sports related trauma. 

His clinical interests encompass arthroscopic knee surgery, meniscus repair, primary and revision knee ligament reconstruction, articular cartilage repair, surgery for the younger patient with arthritis, osteotomy around the knee, knee replacement surgery (partial and total) and revision knee replacement surgery.  He has a specific interest in the patello-femoral joint and as an originating member of the Stockport Knee Unit, has pioneered many new surgical techniques in this area.

Phil’s experience and expertise have led to him providing a knee surgery and sports injury service to professional and elite athletes, including Premiership and League football teams and rugby teams.

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Phil has two main clinical interests outside direct care for patients – medical education and assurance of quality care. These interests are reflected in the roles he undertakes, in addition to his day to day consultant responsibilities.

Clinical domain lead in the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (a partnership between The University of Manchester and six NHS organisations, enabling rapid access to the latest healthcare discoveries coupled with a focus on improving the quality and effectiveness of patient care). Phil is the lead for “Inflammation and Repair” which includes all musculoskeletal  specialties plus respiratory, dermatology and gastro-enterology  medicine. The work of this group includes cutting edge research in tissue engineering and regeneration, using genomics, stem cells and applications of graphene to tissue injury.

Chairman of the Manchester Elective Orthopaedic Alliance. The role of the group is to compare outcome information (clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction) from different hospitals across Manchester and recommend orthopaedic best practice, in relation to areas such as implant selection, management of rare conditions and consultant practice

Chairman of the Post-graduate Orthopaedic Curriculum Writing Group. The curriculum guides the development of all doctors participating in orthopaedic training, up to the level of consultant appointment. Each year the curriculum is revised by a group of expert consultants, so as to ensure it remains relevant to the continuous development of this specialist area of care.

Consultant Training & Development.  Every senior consultant holds a responsibility for development and mentorship of less experienced consultants. Phil’s remit is to develop and deliver courses on patient safety and leadership, for medical staff already holding a consultant role.

Chairman of the quality assurance group overseeing the delivery of the exit examination for all surgical specialties in the UK and Ireland (FRCS), which is a requirement for consultant appointment.

Phil’s expertise and commitment has resulted in him being awarded a national Silver Clinical Excellence Award. These awards are presented to consultants who have demonstrated quality, excellence, and an exceptional personal contribution to the NHS.

Graduate of the University of Manchester (1978) with Honours.

Full registration achieved in 1979 –
GMC no. 2437521, then obtaining the Fellowship of both the College of Surgeons of England and Edinburgh and Fellowship of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine.

Phil’s knowledge of orthopaedics is continually evolving due to the roles he undertakes in training and quality assurance.

In addition he routinely attends and presents at conferences and other clinical events in the UK, Europe, the US and Far East. He also holds responsibility for organising sections of the annual conference hosted by the British Orthopaedic Association, specifically in education, simulation, medical leadership and patient safety. 

Phil leads the knee module of the multi-disciplinary post-graduate orthopaedic course at the University of Salford.