Founding Fortius

The ambition to build centre of orthopaedic excellence was born out of Andy Williams and Jonathon Lavelle’s shared vision, two eminent orthopaedic surgeons practising at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital in London. Over the next couple of years, they formed a founding group of 12 successful specialist surgeons and radiologists who each enjoyed reputations for excellence in their field. 


Jim McAvoy joins as Chief Executive 

Jim takes over leadership of Fortius in June 2010, tasked with developing the business, brand and overall vision. Jim’s career history in commercial and healthcare was perfect for the challenge, and under his leadership the company started to grow. 


Marylebone Clinic Opens

The official opening of the outpatient and diagnostic clinic at 17 Fitzhardinge Street marks a key milestone for the business, rapidly became the clinic of choice for many of the UK’s elite sports professionals. Located close to the historic medical hub of Harley Street, the clinic offers consulting, treatment as well as MRI and X-Ray.


Fortius gains FIFA Accreditation 

Fortius is recognised as a FIFA centre of excellence, undergoing a strict selection process. This accreditation recognises Fortius’ expertise and commitment to football medicine, making it a centre of choice for many players, internationally and nationally.  


Fortius International Sports Injury Conference 

As part of our continued commitment to education, we began hosting a biannual international sports injury conference aimed at Orthopaedic surgeons, Sports Physicians, Physiotherapists, and Healthcare Professionals with an interest in sport at all levels.


February 2016

City Clinic opens 

Fortius expands to offer outpatient and diagnostic services in the City of London at 75 King William Street. Specifically designed with patients in mind, this contemporary facility, with MRI scanning, consulting and treatment rooms is the perfect location for patients working in the Square Mile.

November 2016

Fortius Surgical Centre opens 

In late 2016, Fortius opens a Day Surgery Centre in Marylebone, a stone’s throw away from the clinic. The centre is fully equipped for orthopaedic and pain procedures with three theatres, 12 patient beds and interventional radiology capabilities.  

March 2017

Fortius Foundation awarded Charity Status  

The Fortius Research and Education Foundation becomes a registered charity, founded to improve the diagnosis and treatment of orthopaedic and other related musculoskeletal disorders, through encouraging and supporting research and education. 

October 2017

Fortius Joint Replacement Centre opens

Fortius partners with the global healthcare provider Bupa, to bring a new standard in joint replacement to patients in London and the Home Counties. This dedicated joint replacement centre at Cromwell Hospital in Kensington offers a specifically developed Enhanced Recovery Pathway and an outstanding inpatient experience. 

January 2018

Mako Robotic Surgery

 Fortius begins offering Mako robotic arm-assisted surgery in January, the latest innovative technology for knee and hip replacement, allowing a more precise and accurate positioning of the prosthesis. 

October 2019

Fortius rated Outstanding by CQC

Fortius Clinic was inspected in October 2019, and rated 'Outstanding' by national regulators the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Inspectors praised the open culture, a consistent approach to continuous improvement in all areas and a clear vision to deliver high quality care for patients. They noted that staff went above and beyond for their patients, working especially hard to meet holistic needs and make the patient experience pleasant as possible.

September 2020

Fortius Clinic Wimbledon opens 

Fortius Clinic brings its world-leading expertise in orthopaedics and sports medicine to South West London, opening the doors to our newest outpatient and diagnostic treatment centre in the heart of Wimbledon at 22 Worple Road. 

November 2021

Fortius partners with Spire St Anthony's


Fortius partners with Spire St Anthony’s Hospital to provide orthopaedic surgery close to its Wimbledon clinic. The Joint Replacement Centre offers Mako robotic assisted surgery for hip and knee joint replacements.

May 2023

Fortius Clinic acquires Schoen Clinic

Fortius Clinic acquires Schoen Clinic London, creating a unique Centre of Excellence in orthopaedics and sports medicine in central London which enables the complete end-to-end pathway from initial consultation through to treatment and recovery.


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