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Patient reference group


In November 2018, a patient-public reference group was established. We are inviting patients who have had an orthopaedic operation at Guy’s Hospital (hip, knee, ankle, hand or spine) to join this group, which will continue to meet throughout the project, from the design stages through to completion of the building.

How to join

If you would like more information about the role of the group and its members, please read the patient reference group terms of reference (PDF 321Kb) and patient reference group member role description (PDF 302Kb).

The group is open to anybody with experience of orthopaedic surgery at Guy’s Hospital. However, to ensure the group represents a range of voices, backgrounds and experiences, we are particularly keen to involve people who are currently underrepresented on our reference group:

  • male patients who have had an orthopaedic operation at Guy’s Hospital
  • people who have cared for a friend or family member who has had an orthopaedic operation at Guy’s Hospital
  • patients or carers from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups.

We are also recruiting a chair and co-chair for this group.

Application form

If you are interested in joining the reference group, or hearing about other opportunities to get involved, please complete the online form below or download the application form (PDF 447Kb). You can also download a copy of the invitation letter (Word 127Kb).

Please return the form by email at or by post to:

Anna Grinbergs-Saull
Patient and Public Engagement Team
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Minerva House
5 Montague Close
London SE1 9BB

Please note by completing this form you are opting in to be contacted by our staff working on the Orthopaedics Centre of Excellence project. Your details will be held securely on file and only accessed for this purpose. If you no longer want to be involved in the project, please email Upon receipt your details will be removed from the project database. The information you provide will be treated confidentially.

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