Mr George Whitwell

MB ChB, FRCS (Tr &, Orth)

  • Specialities Orthopaedics, Joint replacement
  • Telephone 0113 388 2067
  • Year of first qualification 1997
  • Email
  • Languages spoken


  • GMC Number 4425658
  • Fax 0113 301 0245


Mr Whitwell works as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS trust. His elective work is undertaken at Chapel Allerton Orthopaedic Centre. He also carries out trauma surgery at Leeds General Infirmary.

Mr Whitwell graduated from Leicester University Medical School and the majority of his postgraduate training was in the Yorkshire region. He undertook two years of higher training in hip and knee surgery gaining fellowships at Warwick Hospital and Leeds Chapel Allerton Orthopaedic Centre.

His fellowship training means he is skilled with a variety of hip and knee implant types and surgical techniques. These include cemented and uncemented, ceramic bearings and partial knee replacements. He also has an interest in complex and revision hip and knee surgery.

Mr Whitwell takes great pride in involving the patient in decision making and attention to detail at all points in the patient's treatment pathway.

As a teaching hospital consultant he is a teacher and trainer to junior surgeons both locally and nationally.

He is also the lead clinician for the management of fractured hips in Leeds Hospitals. This is an area of subspecialist interest and an area of specific expertise.

Mr Whitwell specialises in the following treatments, tests and scans at Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital:


  • Weekly Tuesday PM


Current posts

  • Chapel Allerton Orthopaedic Centre
  • Leeds General Infirmary
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds


Other interests

  • Hip and knee replacement surgery - ranging from simple to complex
  • Knee arthroscopy

Personal interests

Car mechanics and cycling

Member of

  • Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Hip Society
  • Leeds Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit


Mr Whitwell has published papers in a variety of peer-reviewed journals and presented at nation meetings. Topics include hip biomechanics, hip revision surgery and reducing dislocation rates.

He is a member of the Leeds Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit at Chapel Allerton Hospital.


Mr George Whitwell works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Health-on-Line
  • Medical Care Direct
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Universal Provident

Mr George Whitwell does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr George Whitwell does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr George Whitwell does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.