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Fortius Research and Education Foundation

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).

Our work

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.

Priority Areas

The current priority areas that the trustees have identified as consistent with the Foundation’s charitable objects are:

  • Sports medicine - including injury prevention, injury prediction and screening techniques.
  • Operative treatments for musculoskeletal injuries and conditions including development and evaluation of new treatments and techniques, post-operative care and rehabilitation and prevention/treatment of complications.
  • Non-operative treatments for musculoskeletal injuries and conditions.
  • Radiology - including developing and improving techniques for diagnosing and monitoring musculoskeletal conditions.
  • Biomechanics - relating to injury mechanisms, surgical treatments and rehabilitation.
  • Basic science - relating to degenerative arthritis and musculoskeletal healing.

How you can help

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. 


How to donate

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 and Education Foundation, 17 Fitzhardinge Street, London, W1H 6EQ

Contact us

Contact Name: Mary Jones 
Telephone: 020 3195 2341 
Address: Fortius Foundation, 17 Fitzhardinge Street, London, W1H 6EQ
Email: mary.jones@fortiusclinic.com

Charity no: 1172103
Company no: 10482956
Date Registered: 2017-03-16
Governing Document:  Memorandum and Articles Incorporated 17 Nov 2016


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