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Curriculum Vitae


Bibhas Roy - Curriculum Vitae

Brief Details of Clinical career and other interests


Current Appointment - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Manchester University Foundation Trust

As a fellowship trained, full time specialist Shoulder and Elbow surgeon since 2006, I want to continue offering my patients an effective and efficient service. I am the clinical lead for the shoulder and elbow service in Manchester, as well as the lead for elective Orthopaedics in MFT. My practice is now largely complex and revision work

I am an honorary lecturer for Salford University and teach in the Musculoskeletal Masters course as well as at the Salford Shoulder Series.

My roles in my Trust have included positions of Director of R&D and clinical lead for IT (till April 2012). I have also worked with NHS Northwest within the Health Informatics Clinical Advisory Team (HICAT) from 1998 to 2013 as the clinical lead for secondary care. My health informatics interest has made me conscious of the clinical engagement and leadership issues that have contributed to major healthcare IT failures. I firmly believe routine outcome analysis with a selection of metrics should be the basis of clinical healthcare decisions and direct healthcare policy

Innovation is a specific interest, and my regional innovation funded PROMs 2.0 project had been adopted by 14 other organisations by 2013 (Primarily FTs, but also CGGs, and Mental Health Trusts) making it one of the most successful innovation projects in the country. The HSJ, named me a top NHS innovator in its first ever list of top NHS innovators in 2013. Recently, my project gamifying physiotherapy using the Microsoft Kinect, has attracted national media attention and is being adopted widely

As a senior clinician, I now wish to use and develop my strategic and leadership skills both in the clinical and health informatics. In both these fields I am invited to chair and speak at conferences several times each year.

Yorkshire Deanery Orthopaedics Training Programme

  1. Year 6+ Sept 2005 – Feb 2006 Bradford Royal Infirmary

  2. Year 6 Feb 2005- Aug 2005 St James’s University Hospital, Leeds

  3. Year 5 -6 Jan 2004 – Dec 2004 Shoulder & Elbow Fellow Nottingham City Hospital

  4. Year 5 Sep 2003 – Dec 2003 York District Hospital

  5. Year 4 Sept 2002 – Aug 2003 Pinderfields General Hospital, Wakefield

  6. Year 3 Sept 2001 – Aug 2002 York District Hospital

  7. Year 2 Sept2000- Aug2001 Airedale General Hospital

  8. Year 1 Sept 1999 – Aug 2000 Pontefract General Infirmary


My research project for the MSc was based on about nine hundred total hip replacements done in Bradford Royal Infirmary using ceramic bearing surface. The first case was done in 1980. Clinical and radiological follow up of these cases had continued since the operation.

I collected clinical data and also analysed the available radiographs - about four thousand - that were available in digital format. The analysis was with Image Pro Plus, a software package.

My aims were

  1. Survivorship analysis of the ceramic total hip replacements

  2. Radiographic analysis with attempts at predicting failure and identifying the causes.

  3. Confirm the extremely low wear rate of ceramics.

Professor Fisher, my supervisor for this project, is the head of Mechanical Engineering in Leeds University. His unit is responsible for pioneering work in the field biomaterials for total hip replacement

My thesis is on the clinical survivorship, and radiological analysis of cementless ceramic hip replacements. This details methods of assessment of digitised post hip replacement radiographs, on a computer system. There are techniques of measurements of wear and radiolucency, which are largely automated.

The thesis was accepted after an examination in August 2000, and the degree was awarded in September 2000.

Sterno Clavicular Joint Replacement


The Nottingham Shoulder and Elbow unit offers one of the very few specialist advisory committee (SAC) approved Fellowships for subspecialty training in Shoulder and Elbow surgery in the UK. This was a 12 month  fellowship. The work was under the supervision of

The unit is provide experience over a broad spectrum of Upper-Limb surgery, some of the procedures undertaken in the unit are

  • The Nottingham Total Shoulder Replacement system (Biomet)

  • The Nottingham Surgilig for stabilising Acromio-clavicular joint dislocations (Surgicraft)

  • The Nottingham Augmentation Device for the repair of tears of the Rotator Cuff Tendons and other indications (Ellis Developments and Pearsalls) - This is a new method of repairing large tears of the rotator cuff, this has now been  presented  at international meetings.

  • The worlds first Sternoclavicular Joint Replacement- A New Option. - this was a publicationTechniques in Shoulder & Elbow Surgery. 6(4):226-229, December 2005.Roy, Bibhas FRCS(Tr&Orth), MSc; Jeyam, M MPhil, FRCS(Tr&Orth); Wallace, W A FRCS(Ed)

  • The world's first claviculoplasty

  • Scapular replacement Gorham's disease