Care UK Healthcare appoints orthopaedic surgeon

George Tamvakopoulos, consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre

Care UK Healthcare has appointed George Tamvakopoulos as consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre.

This brings the total number of consultant surgeons with an orthopaedic speciality at the hospital to seven.

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Tamvakopoulos qualified from King’s College School of Medicine in London.

He went onto complete his basic surgical training in London and Norwich and his higher surgical training in North West London and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.

‘We are delighted to welcome George to our team,’ said Connie Stocker, interim hospital director at Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre. ‘He joins us at a time when our orthopaedic work is on the increase, with a growing number of patients not just from Somerset but from across the South West and beyond.’

‘His experience and skills make a significant offering to our already outstanding levels of care, which recently saw us declared top in the country for hip replacements, and in the top 5% for knee replacements, according to the national Patient Recorded Outcome Measures (PROMs),’ Stocker added.