In 2005, Mr Simon Jennings was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the North West London Hospitals NHS Trust. His special interest in knee and hip surgery goes hand-in-hand with his interest in both sports and the injuries that sportsmen acquire.
Mr Jennings trained in medicine at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, where he qualified in 1992. After this, he subsequently underwent basic and higher surgical training in London. His orthopaedic training took place on the University College Hospital rotation, where he would undertake training periods at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, in Stanmore. Furthermore he spent a year as a Fellow in Knee Surgery at the Wellington Hospital Knee Surgery Unit, where he developed his on-going interest in knee surgery.
As mentioned previously, Mr Jennings has always had an interest in sport and sports injuries. Throughout his career as a doctor, he has worked for elite athletes in Rugby Union (Harlequins), Rugby League (London Crusaders/London Broncos/Harlequins RL) and the Great Britain Judo Team.
On account of his training and experience, he is widely versed in this area and his aim is to provide a service which allows rapid assessment, diagnosis, and management of knee and hip conditions. He will explore all modalities of treatment and select a path to recovery that is tailored to the patient's needs, aiming to return the patient to full function as soon as possible. In order to achieve this, Mr Jennings uses state of the art techniques to improve accuracy and outcomes.
In addition, he is interested in research and involved in the teaching of specialist registrars in orthopaedics. He is also the undergraduate teaching lead for the orthopaedic departments and has lectured and published articles on sports medicine and injuries.
Primary Medical Qualification
MB BS (1992) University of London
Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Orthopaedic Association
British Association for Surgery of the Knee
British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine
British Medical Association