Paul trained at Bristol, qualified in 1996 and joined Yeovil from Derriford Hospital in Plymouth where he worked as a locum consultant, having just returned from a fellowship in Australia. His special interests are revision hip and knee replacement and trauma.
Paul Latimer specialises in hip and knee surgery. His particular interests are in total hip replacement and revision of total hip replacement, along with the treatment of femoroacetabular impingement with hip arthroscopy. He undertakes partial and full knee replacement surgery too.
Paul attended the University of Bristol before completing his surgical training locally in the South West, obtaining the MRCS in 2000 and FRCS (TR and ORTH) in 2006.
He completed Fellowship training in revision hip and knee surgery in Perth, Western Australia in 2007, obtaining CCT in 2008.
Paul Latimer has completed roles such as Clinical Director for Orthopaedics and Chair of the Senior Staff Committee at Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He enjoys teaching and training and obtained a postgraduate certificate in medical education in 2010. He is an educational supervisor and was the Orthopaedic Surgical tutor for three years. Mr Latimer is a keen researcher, contributing to the recent FASHiON trial, which was a large multi-centre randomised controlled trial comparing hip arthroscopy and personalised hip therapy.
Current NHS or research position
Paul Latimer has worked as a substantive NHS Consultant at Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust since 2008 and has worked at Circle Bath since 2014.
He routinely captures data for all his patients on the National Joint Registry, this helps promote best practice through the publication of National results. Please feel free to review Mr Latimer’s most recent data set at the National Joint Registry website.
First year of qualification
Special clinical interests
Complex hip fractures
Primary/revision hip replacement implants (including hip resurfacing, uncemented and cemented hip replacements)
Femoroacetabular impingement with hip arthroscopy
BMA (British Medical Association)
BOA (British Orthopaedic Association)
Royal College of Surgeons.
Meet Paul Latimer, in the film below, where he discusses when a hip injection is appropriate and what's involved in this treatment.