Mr Ward was Trauma Director, then Clinical Director of the Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery at North Bristol NHS Trust for many years. NBNHST is one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country and runs the Major Trauma Centre at Southmead hospital. Mr Ward established and led the internationally renowned Pelvic and Acetabular Trauma Reconstruction Unit at Frenchay then Southmead Hospitals, receiving referrals of patients from all over the world. Mr Ward was the Regional Specialty Professional Advisor in Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery in the South West Region for the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the British Orthopaedic Association for 10 years. He is a member of the British Orthopaedic Association, British Hip Society, European Hip Society and the Orthopaedic Trauma Society.
Mr Ward has published research and review papers in peer-reviewed journals. His research interests include fracture fixation, pelvic trauma surgery, hip replacement for arthritis and acute trauma. He continues to undertake and publish research and articles on current orthopaedic and trauma practice. For a list of his many publications, Click here:Ward AJ
Mr Ward has had a broad training and wide experience in Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery. He graduated from Nottingham University Medical School with BMedSci(First Class Hons) and BM BS. He underwent basic surgical training in Nottingham and Bristol, before Specialist Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery training in Bristol, Plymouth and Pittsburgh, USA. He was awarded the Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in Orthopaedic Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and admitted to the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council. Mr Ward has been a Consultant in Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery in Bristol since 1993, specialising in lower limb arthroplasty, hip and knee replacements, and pelvic, acetabular and hip reconstruction of injuries.
Peer Reviewed Audit
Mr Ward is involved in the systematic critical analysis of his own and his colleagues’ standards of medical care and surgical practice as required by the General Medical Council. Mr Ward undertakes rigorous annual appraisal.
Mr Ward works in a teaching hospital and has been involved in tutoring medical students, nursing staff and physiotherapists. He teaches junior doctors and surgeons in training. Mr Ward is an active member of renowned national and international surgical training faculties, giving lectures and surgical training in Europe, USA, Australia, Egypt, India and many other countries.