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Mr Steve Mannion

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Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon


MA, MChir, DTM&H, DTM&H, DMCC, FRCS (Tr & Orth), CF, RD

Specialist Interests

General orthopaedic trauma, hip & knee arthroplasty, knee arthroscopy, foot & ankle surgery, hand surgery. 
Global expert in the treatment of Congenital Talipes Equino Varus ( Clubfoot)
Amputative surgery
Capacity building in less developed world orthopaedics
Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine

Professional Memberships
Other Professional Roles/Awards/Esteem Markers

Medical Director, Global Clubfoot Initiative
Vice President, Faculty of Conflict & Catastrophe Medicine, Society of Apothecaries of London
Advisor in Rehabilitation, World Health Organisation
Clinical Lead, Lancashire and South Cumbria Major Trauma Network
Advisor in Orthopaedic Surgery, CBM


Steve Mannion, MA MChir DTM&H DMCC FRCS (Tr & Orth) CF RD studied medicine at Downing College, Cambridge.

After graduation Steve combined his specialist orthopaedic surgical training at Guys and St Thomas' Hospitals in London with overseas humanitarian surgical missions with Medecins Sans Frontieres and other agencies to Afghanistan, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia and Angola; and also working in Kigali, Rwanda in the immediate aftermath of the 1994 genocide.  

In 1999 he was appointed Trauma Research Fellow in San Antonio, Texas, completing there his Master’s thesis in the biomechanics of landmine injury.

Thereafter he spent three years as a medical missionary in Malawi, being the only orthopaedic surgeon for the entire central and northern regions of the country, a catchment population of some 6-7 million people.

In 2003 Steve returned to the UK to take up a job-share consultant appointment in trauma and orthopaedic surgery at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, combining his work there with up to 6 months per year overseas, running orthopaedic training and education projects in the developing world.

He founded the charity "Feet First" in order to support this work and in 2004 was appointed a Winston Churchill Memorial Fellow in recognition of his projects focussed on the treatment of clubfoot deformity in the developing world.  

In January 2005, at the request of the Sri Lankan Ministry of Health he undertook a consultancy mission to the Tsunami affected areas of that country and also, in November 2005, he was involved in the orthopaedic surgical reconstruction of victims of the earthquake in Northern Pakistan.

Since 2006 Steve has been an orthopaedic advisor to the international disability charity CBM and in 2010 worked with MERLIN as part of the humanitarian surgical response to the conflict in Libya.

As of September 2013 he has been head of the Dept of Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine at St George’s, University of London and Medical Director of the Global Clubfoot Initiative (GCI).

In November 2013 Steve led the UK surgical team in Tacloban, the Philippines, treating injured from Typhoon Haiyan, and in 2015 led the UK Emergency Medical Team responding to the earthquake in Nepal.

In response to the 2020 COVID crisis Steve was appointed Clinical Operations Director of the Nightingale Northwest Hospital in Manchester. 

Steve combines his part-time NHS consultant work in Blackpool with on-call orthopaedic trauma surgery at Major Trauma Centre in Preston and as Clinical Lead for the Lancashire and South Cumbria Major Trauma Network.

In Blackpool and Preston he offers general elective orthopaedic services including hip and knee joint replacement, knee arthroscopy, foot and ankle surgery and hand surgery. He has special interests in ultrasound guided musculoskeletal injection therapies, trauma reconstruction, amputation and clubfoot. 

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Chorley and South Ribble Hospital

Preston Road



01257 261222

Royal Preston Hospital

Sharoe Green Lane




01772 716565

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