After initial experience in general and vascular surgery at Liverpool I switched to orthopaedic surgery in 1985 with basic training in hand surgery at Northwick Park, London. I was a senior resident on the Harvard Orthopaedic programme in 1986/87. Higher training then followed at St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital with special interest in peripheral nerve injury. I became a consultant at Sunderland Royal Hospital in 1991 where I was Clinical Director in Trauma and Orthopaedics from 1997 for three years.
I specialise in orthopaedic surgery of the upper limb including shoulder and hand surgery.
I have been responsible for organising postgraduate training in surgery of the shoulder and elbow for the Northern Region. I was on the Medical Advisory Committee at Spire Washington Hospital from 1994 to 1997. I am a CQC Registered Manager for Matrix Health Services UK Ltd,
Qualification and professional memberships
MB ChB / University of Dundee / 1979
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
FRCS (Edinburgh) 1984
Current NHS posts
Honorary consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Sunderland Royal Hospital.
Upper limb surgery
Arthroscopic surgery of shoulder and elbow; rotator cuff disease and repair; shoulder stabilisation; joint replacement of shoulder and elbow; hand surgery; injuries and disorders of peripheral nerves; upper limb trauma in general.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Allan Stirrat are:Rotator cuff repair
Shoulder replacement surgery
I am enthusiastic about my practice which is now focused on the upper limb. I was born and educated in Scotland and moved south after graduation. In recent years I have lived much of the time in Edinburgh although I continue to practice in the North East of England, based in Sunderland and Newcastle. My experiences in management as a NHS clinical director and as executive director of a private healthcare company have given me considerable insight into the delicate balance between patient expectations, the cost of healthcare and the responsibilities of the medical profession. I enjoy sport which stimulates my interest in the management of sports injuries.
Spire Washington & Edinburgh