Below are some further details on James' background and experience.


Mr James Arbuthnot MBChB, MRCS(Eng), FRCS (Tr and Orth)

Practising at:

NHS - Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (Good Hope and Solihull Hospitals)

Private Consultancy - Spire Parkway Hospital and Little Aston Hospital

Year of first medical qualification:


Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

·       Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

·       British Orthopaedic Association

·       British Association for Surgery of the Knee

Telephone number to make a private appointment:

0121 684 0195 (Lynda Lee - private secretary)

Professional profile:

Mr. James Arbuthnot is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and specialist in knee surgery. He was appointed in 2009 to his current post at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust and is based at Solihull and Good Hope Hospitals.

Mr. Arbuthnot qualified from the University of Liverpool in 1997 and undertook his basic surgical training in Merseyside. He then spent a year as clinical knee fellow to Associate Professor Mike McNicholas in North Cheshire Hospitals, Warrington before achieving a place on the 6-year Specialist Registrar Training Scheme in Birmingham (based at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital) and Warwick (based at the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire). In 2009 he was awarded the certificate of completion of training and admitted to the specialist register.

He has undertaken the following sub-specialty fellowships:-

·       Lower limb joint replacement and sports knee injuries - Victoria, Australia

·       Lower limb joint replacement - Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford, UK

·       Knee replacement, revision knee replacement and soft tissue knee reconstruction - Exeter Knee Reconstruction Unit, Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre, UK

He has a particular interest in the surgical treatment of knee injuries and early knee arthritis. He also maintains a commitment to primary hip replacement.

Personal profile:

Rugby - An enthusiastic amateur for 20 years -  now retired
Football - Represented English Doctors, Italy vs. England 1998
Diving - PADI-qualified Open Water Diver
Outdoor Pursuits
Travelling - Africa, Asia, Australasia, North and South America and Central/Eastern Europe
Theatre and Reading
The majority of his spare time is spent with his young family.