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COVID-19 update:  Our hospital is still fully open for appointments and admissions, however visitors are not permitted.

The Shoulder Unit

The Shoulder Unit offers rapid diagnosis, intervention and aftercare, with a national and international reputation for exemplary treatment of all shoulder and elbow problems.

The Unit is led by five of the UK’s top orthopaedic upper limb surgeons. They are supported by world class operating theatres, physiotherapy and imaging.

Our aim is to be the best facility available for patients looking for treatment for all shoulder and elbow problems.

Our Shoulder Consultants

Being part of the Hospital means that The Shoulder Unit has access to state of the art facilities, as well as a vast network of Consultants covering all specialties.

Our expertise

The Shoulder Unit was established in 1991 and is dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment and research of injuries and musculoskeletal conditions affecting the shoulder and elbow. The team comprises four surgeons, a rheumatologist and sports physician, specialist anaesthetists, physiotherapists and radiologists.

The Shoulder Unit treats patients locally, nationally and internationally and has close links with many national and regional sporting organisations and performing arts companies.

We provide consultations, specialist imaging, physiotherapy and state of the art surgical facilities under one roof in a clean and pleasant environment and is fully equipped to surgically manage all types of shoulder and elbow disorders including:


Make an enquiry

If you have any questions relating to treatment options or pricing information then get in touch with us by filling out one of our contact boxes or giving us a call on 020 7806 4004.

Our Appointments Team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible with the best specialist.

 If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP for a consultation. You can simply refer yourself* and book an appointment.

If you have medical insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa PPP, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation for any treatment and, in most cases, you will require a referral letter from your GP.

If you do not have a GP, then we have an in-house private GP practice that you can use. Alternatively we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstance.

*Please note – for investigations such as X-rays and MRI’s a referral will be required. However, we may be able to arrange this for you through our on-site private GP.

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    Our charity

    The Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth is a charity, meaning every time you visit here for treatment you are helping someone less fortunate than yourself.

    Our aim is to help care for the sick, whilst putting back profits from our world-renowned organisation to fund our on-site hospice and clinics. Our key objectives are to make sure that patients receive the support and treatment they need in an environment that is safe and secure, offering the very highest standards of care to whoever seeks it.

    As a charity, we must operate on a not-for-profit basis and our assets are used for charitable purposes.

    Careers

    Whether you’re looking for clinical, corporate or operations roles, take the next step in your career at St John & St Elizabeth hospital.

    We pride ourselves on the family-feeling we have at the Hospital and the development and happiness of our staff. We want to give you the opportunity to work in a feel-good environment that provides you with the opportunity to develop your expertise.

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    Find out what we’re doing to keep you safe, read expert articles and interviews with our leading specialist Consultants, learn more about common conditions and get your questions answered.

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