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Funding Excellence

The John Charnley Trust exists to support and develop excellence in orthopaedic surgery.

Orthopaedic surgeon in an operating theatre at Wrightington Hospital


The Trust provides generous bursaries, grants and assistance every year, aiding research and study projects throughout the field of bone and joint surgery.

Marking Innovation

The Trust has marked Sir John's pioneering work with Hip Histories - an exhibition set in his unique biomechanics lab at Wrightington Hospital.

Setting Standards

The Trust has developed the Patient’s Journey at Wrightington Hospital - a unique and valuable resource setting new standards in patient information.

Sir John Charnley

Sir John Charnley was a master surgeon, innovator and bio-engineer. His work has been an outstanding contribution to the relief of human suffering.

Publications available for purchase

Two tone blue book cover with text in white Blue book cover with sepia tone photograph of Sir John and Jill Charnley Blue leather book cover with gilded embossed lettering White book cover with black text and the the Low Friction Society logo in black and red

Praise for A Knight and His Lady, published 2017:

"Three cheers for Paul Hughes for putting together this wonderful compendium which makes these wonderful figures leap off every page."

Professor Justin Cobb, The Bone and Joint Journal