We are committed to enabling research and innovation in the science of orthopaedics and musculoskeletal medicine.
The Fortius Research and Education Foundation is a registered charity, founded to improve the diagnosis and treatment of orthopaedic and other related musculoskeletal disorders. These might vary from acute soft tissue sporting injuries to long term conditions such as arthritis and chronic pain syndromes. The Foundation aims to achieve this by encouraging and supporting research and education in these fields.
The Fortius Research and Education Foundation was awarded charity status by the Charity Commission in March 2017. (Charity no. 1172103).
The Fortius Education and Research Foundation (FREF) operates in England and Wales through sponsoring and supporting research and by making grants to other individuals and organisations to carry out research. It also funds some Fellowships at Fortius Clinic which allow young surgeons, often from overseas, to carry out research and to observe and learn from the Fortius Clinicians in order to gain specialist experience and knowledge.
There are no restrictions on the type of research we support, other than being related to musculoskeletal conditions and treatments. It could include, laboratory -based studies, biomechanical investigations, the development and trials of different surgical techniques or evaluating different types of rehabilitation. Which projects to support are decided by the Trustees of the Foundation.
Donations to FREF will be used by the foundation to:
fund projects by providing grants to cover costs of materials, equipment and services
support the organisation/provision of conferences, exhibitions, lectures and other educational activities
maintain and fund scholarships for education and research in the field of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions and associated disorders.
The Foundation will initially make small grants to assist with research and education in specific areas that the trustees have identified as likely to make a valuable contribution to the field of orthopaedic medicine.
The current priority areas that the trustees have identified as consistent with the Foundation’s charitable objects are:
All the money that is given is put towards our work in improving the diagnosis and treatment of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions and related disorders. Donations assist us in our work and allow others to benefit from the knowledge of Fortius clinicians, many of whom are leaders in their field.
If you would like to support research and education through the Fortius Foundation you can donate via bank transfer to:
Fortius Research & Education Foundation
Sort code – 40 38 04
Account Number - 04805119
Please include your contact details so we can thank you for your donation.
Alternatively, you can send a cheque made out to the Fortius Research & Education Foundation and addressed to: Fortius RESEARCH & EDUCATION Foundation, 17 Fitzhardinge Street, London, W1H 6EQ
Contact Name: Mary Jones
Telephone: 020 3195 2341
Address: FORTIUS FOUNDATION, 17 FITZHARDINGE STREET, LONDON, W1H 6EQ
Charity no: 1172103
Company no: 10482956
Date Registered: 2017-03-16
Governing Document: MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES INCORPORATED 17 NOV 2016