Name and Position

Mr John Nolan MB BS(London) FRCS FRCS(Orth)

Contact Details

Main Telephone Number:01603 287853


Department page: Orthopaedics and Trauma

Sub-speciality: Hip revision surgery, Hip surgery, Knee surgery

Special clinical interests: Young hip arthritis Avascular necrosis Complex revision problems.

Research interests: Joint replacement outcomes (clinical, PROMS and economic), waiting lists/scoring systems, young hip arthritis and metal-on-metal hip replacements.

Degrees & Universities: MBBS London  FRCS (England)  FRCS(Orth)

Secretary: Carole Bumphrey (

GMC number: 2925998

Professional profile: I have been a consultant in Norwich for nearly 20 years, having trained mainly in London, Norwich and Australia and enjoy a busy clinical practice of general orthopaedics and trauma surgery. The greater part of this practice consists of major joint replacement surgery and I have carried out over 4,000 hip and knee replacements. I am particularly stimulated by complex revision problems at both the hip and the knee.

I have been the department’s Clinical Director, examined for the Intercollegiate Speciality Board in Orthopaedics for the Royal College of Surgeons and reviewed for a number of journals including The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and Hip International. I carry out Invited Reviews for the Royal College of Surgeons and Fitness to Practice Assessments on behalf of the General Medical Council.

After 8 years as the Honorary Treasurer and Executive Committee member of the British Hip Society, I am now President of The British Hip Society.

Personal Profile: I am married to Jo who is currently a non-practicing GP but practicing mother to James who is studying Dentistry in Dundee, George  and Archie. We enjoy the outdoors, especially flying (I have a PPL), sailing, cycling and ball games. I am fascinated by old buildings.