Published on: 12th October 2023

A consultant orthopaedic surgeon at RNOH is being recognised for their outstanding contribution to the primary bone cancer community.

As part of The Bone Idols 2024, Mr Lee Bayliss has been shortlisted for the Surgeon of the Year Award – kindly sponsored by Insight Surgery. Lee joined RNOH in 2019 and specialises in orthopaedic oncology, sarcoma and reconstruction.

The Bone Idols Awards were set-up by the Bone Cancer Research Trust in 2021 to celebrate those who show exceptional dedication to improving the lives of bone cancer patients.

Commenting on his nomination, Lee said: "I'm thrilled to have been shortlisted for the BCRT Surgeon of the Year Award. It’s so important to hear our patients feel they are being well cared for. It is also a great opportunity to highlight all the hard-work and dedication within our department that makes that possible."

Dr Zoe Davison, Head of Research, Information & Support at the Bone Cancer Research Trust, said: “The Bone Cancer Research Trust developed the first award ceremony for the bone sarcoma community, with the aim to inspire a continuation of the excellence shown by surgeons like Lee to help retain highly skilled and specialist individuals in the field. Lee is the exact type of unsung hero these awards are here to recognise. The difference that he makes through this work cannot be underestimated, and we are delighted that he has been nominated in this category.” 

Dr Lila Dinner, DepLee Bayliss.JPGuty Chief Executive and Chief Medical Officer at RNOH, said: “My congratulations to Lee for reaching the finals of the Bone Idol Awards.  The research, awareness and support work carried out by the Bone Cancer Research Trust complements so much of the clinical work we undertake at RNOH. Lee and Orthopaedic Oncology team are a crucial part of the world-leading care we deliver to patients at all stages of life and this recognition by the Bone Cancer Research Trust is a testament to Lee’s dedication and skill in caring for our patients. It is very much deserved and I wish him the very best of luck at the finals in February next year.”

To mark the weekend of World Cancer Day, winners will be announced at an awards presentation evening on Saturday 3 February 2024 at the Queens Hotel, Leeds.

Attendees will be joined by guest speaker, the broadcaster, scientist, and author Professor Alice Roberts.


Fascinated by human biology and diseases of the bone, Professor Roberts is an accomplished speaker and presenter who is widely known for her appearances on Channel 4’s Time Team, BBC’s Coast, and Digging for Britain.