The Team

Giles Stafford

Stafford_1Giles specialises in young adult hip problems such as sports injuries, femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and early onset arthritis. He is an expert in hip arthroscopy, cartilage repair techniques and labral repair. Giles also specialises in less invasive and bone conserving hip replacement, plus revision hip replacement. He also deals with knee problems and performs knee arthroscopy, meniscal debridement or repair and knee replacement.

Giles qualified from Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals in 1999. Following basic surgical training at Bart’s and the London, he completed his specialist orthopaedic training on the Imperial (NW Thames) rotation. He then moved on to fellowships at UCLH, Norfolk & Norwich and Cambridge. Following this, he was appointed to The EOC as consultant orthopaedic surgeon, specialising in disorders of the young adult hip and knee.

Giles has an active research interest and has published many papers in peer-reviewed journals as well as textbook chapters. A proportion of these have also been presented at either national or international meetings. He also teaches hip arthroscopy techniques to colleagues, both in an informal environment and as faculty on teaching courses. He is also asked to lecture on a regular basis.

Throughout his career, Giles has been elected onto various representative committees and has been invited to be a Medical Assessor for the General Medical Council.

Staford_2Giles is married with two children.

He is a keen sportsman but has now hung up his rugby boots and swapped them for a pair of golf shoes.

However, he still plays tennis for his club and other representative sides.



Simon Moyes

about-simon-bgSimon Moyes qualified from the Middlesex Hospital in 1982. During his time as a medical student it was obvious to him that he wanted to become a surgeon.

After achieving this, he commenced in 1985 a surgical SHO rotation based at St Bartholomew’s Hospital whereby he rotated through The National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, Queen Square, amongst other central London hospitals. He then spent one year at Cheltenham General Hospital gaining considerable operative experience in general vascular and neurological surgery, also passing his General Surgical Fellowship, the “FRCS” at the same time.

Surgical Training

Following this, Mr Simon Moyes then returned to London to commence his specific orthopaedic surgical training at The Westminster Hospital as an Orthopaedic Surgical Registrar. He spent two years on this programme before obtaining a Senior Registrar’s rotation out of The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. This he commenced in 1989.

He also won a research fellowship that allowed him to take six months out of his training programme at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital to work at the Clinical Research Centre in Northwick Park Hospital. Whilst the Senior Registrar at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, he was able to rotate through other leading centres of excellence, including Great Ormond Street Hospital and University College Hospital.

Orthopaedic Lecturer

Mr Moyes was one of the first Senior Registrars in the country to sit the New Specialist exit exam for orthopaedic surgeons, the intercollegiate FRCS Orth, which he sat and passed in 1991. He then continued on his rotation and became a lecturer in Orthopaedics at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital – listed as one of the top 10 specialist hospitals in the UK and the leader in Orthopaedics. Also during this time he had organised visiting fellowships in the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney and the Southern California Orthopaedic Institute in Los Angeles.

Simon Moyes took up a post of Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at UCL Hospitals in London in 1994 with a special interest in arthroscopic surgery in sports medicine. He went into full time private practice in 1997 and continues this.

Simon Moyes Orthopaedic Interests

Mr Moyes consults out of The Wellington Hospital in St John’s Wood and 31 Old Broad Street. He does six private clinics a week and two full operating lists per week.

Mr Moyes’s main orthopaedic interests are of arthroscopic and minimally invasive treatment of problems of the knee, shoulder, foot and ankle. Research interests currently are development of minimally invasive and arthroscopic techniques for the knee, shoulder, foot and ankle.