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The Andy Sprowson Fellowship

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[p][span=font-size: small][lt]span style="color: #000000"[gt]Andy was an orthopaedic surgeon and a scientist, as well as a very much-loved husband, father and friend. He touched the lives of a huge variety of people, always trying to do his very best for them. Many of these people have looked for a way to provide a lasting legacy to Andys enthusiasm and achievements.[/span][lt]/span[gt][/p][span=font-size: small][lt]span style="color: #000000"[gt] [/span][lt]/span[gt][p][span=font-size: small][lt]span style="color: #000000"[gt]Andys wife Louise, supported by colleagues at the University Hospital and at Warwick Medical School, has established a fund for a memorial fellowship. The plan is to award a fellowship every year to a young orthopaedic surgeon, physiotherapist or nurse who will learn something new or do some research that will help to improve the care of orthopaedic patients.[/span][lt]/span[gt][/p][p][span=color: #000000][lt]span style="font-size: medium"[gt][lt]span style="font-size: small"[gt] Louise also plans to donate a part of the fund to [i]Brake[/i], the road safety charity who have provided great support to her and her family since Andys accident.[/span][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][/p][p][span=color: #808080]Andy was an Associate Clinical Professor at Warwick Medical School and a consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon at the University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust UHCW. He had a special interest in hip and knee replacement and a particular expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with infections around previous knee replacements. He was enormously popular among his patients, and among colleagues and staff from all parts of the hospital.[lt]br /[gt][/span][/p][span=color: #808080] [/span][p][span=color: #808080]Andy had come to Warwick and Coventry in April 2012, having completed his orthopaedic training in Newcastle and Middlesbrough, and having spent a year in Sydney studying specialist techniques in knee surgery. He immediately began to establish himself as a clinician and researcher, developing and implementing new techniques in hip and knee replacement. He worked with a wide group of colleagues across the University, from his clinical academic colleagues, to engineers and microbiologists, to methodologists and statisticians in the Clinical Trials Unit. His research explored how to diagnose infection and tested new ways to control pain during hip and knee replacement. He inspired and taught young doctors and researchers alike, and helped to lead the Masters course in orthopaedic surgery.[/span][/p][span=color: #808080] [/span][p][span=color: #808080]He was well known across the country and was regularly a speaker at national and international meetings, having been selected to travel around the world as a talented orthopaedic leader to represent the British Orthopaedic Research Society. When he died, he was on his way to Glasgow to learn about an innovative way to organise clinics, and bring those ideas back to UHCW. This was typical of his determination to make orthopaedic surgery in UHCW and at Warwick as good as it could possibly be. [/span][/p][p][span=color: #808080]Everyone uses the term larger than life to describe Andy. He was an exceptionally enthusiastic, bubbly character, who loved to work hard and make new and exciting things happen.[/span][/p][p][span=color: #808080]Sudhesh Kumar, Dean of Medicine, said: "Andys sudden death is a devastating loss to both Warwick Medical School and [lt]span style="color: #808080"[gt]the [/span]University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire. His hard work and determination made a great impact on both organisations, colleagues and patients. He will be sorely missed by all those that knew and worked with him."[lt]/span[gt][/p][p][span=color: #808080]Andy Hardy Chief Executive Officer at the hospital, said: "Many of us are in shock and deeply upset about Andys death. Andy was a very charismatic character whose loss will leave a big gap within the orthopaedic department. For everyone who worked with, cared about and loved Andy, we can only imagine how devastating this news is.&nbsp We are all going to miss him and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this difficult time."[/span][/p][p][span=color: #808080]Andy died in a car accident near his home in Kenilworth, on Friday March 13th 2015.[lt]br /[gt][/span][/p][p][span=color: #808080]We will all miss him terribly. Rest in peace, Andy.[lt]br /[gt][/span][/p]

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£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Arthrex Ltd

An educational grant to support the training of young professionals in furthering the treatment of orthopaedic patients - in memory of Andy Sprowson




Just leaving a little thought for Andy.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Jo Fox

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid






Sale of Lanyards etc.


Nick Fincher

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid


John Lofthouse

I hope that this donation will help in a small way to support the good work that the fellowship is doing

£2000.00 plus £500.00 Gift Aid


Sports Knee 2015

Money from Sports Knee Surgery 2015



Arthrex Ltd

An educational grant to support the training of young professionals in furthering the treatment of orthopaedic patients - in memory of Andy Sprowson.