John Skinner qualified at King’s College Hospital School of Medicine in 1988. He trained in Norwich and London. He was appointed a senior lecturer at the Institute of Orthopaedics in 1999 and also a consultant at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. His surgical practice is divided between bone and soft tissue tumours and hip and knee surgery. He has a large practice in revision joint replacements. His research interests have included DVT prevention, aspects of reconstruction and implant design after tumour surgery. He chairs the Joint BOA, NJR, BHS and MHRA committee advising on aspects of metal bearing hips; and has been the advisor to the British Hip Society and the BOA on metal hips for the last 5 years. He is a co-director of the London Implant Retrieval Centre. He is the president of the British Hip Society. In 2004 he was awarded the prestigious ABC travelling fellowship to the United States of America. At the RNOH Stanmore he chairs the Infection Control Committee and the Medical Staff Committee.