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Impartiality is considered very important by Beyond Compliance members to ensure the integrity of the work we do. The surgeon members of the Beyond Compliance Advisory Group are not salaried employees and freely volunteer their time. The only payment they receive is reimbursement for travel expenses and subsistence.  

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Evert Smith
Evert Smith
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
BHS rep to ODEP
EHS rep
Specialist Hip Arthroplasty Surgeon


  • Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery employed by North Bristol NHS Trust – 1994 to present
  • Special interest in revision hip surgery, complex primary hip replacement and minimally invasive surgery of the hip
  • Member of the Orthopaedic Data Evaluation Panel - 2002 to present
  • Member of the Beyond Compliance Steering Committee and Advisory Group - 2014 to present
  • Regional Clinical Co-ordinator for the National Joint Registry for the South West region - 2003 to present
  • UK Representative for the British Hip Society to the European Hip Society – 2012 to present
  • Scientific Committee Member of the European Hip Society – 2011 to present
  • Bearing Surface Advisor - National Joint Registry - 2010 to present
  • Contributor and Member of the Advisory Group for the Donaldson Arthritis Research Foundation Center
  • Affiliated staff member - Centre for Orthopaedic Biomechanics, University of Bath
  • Associate Editor in Chief UK - Joint Implant Surgery & Research Foundation - Reconstructive Review Journal
  • Faculty member and regular speaker, chair and panel member at international hip conventions
  • Journal reviewer - Bone and Joint Journal and Bone and Joint Research and previously Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
  • Journal Reviewer - Hip International
  • Organiser and Coordinator - Bristol Hip Arthroplasty Course
  • Founder and Director of Arthroplasty for Arthritis Charity - charitable resource with a mandate for research and provision of Fellows
  • Author and co-author of numerous peer reviewed papers mostly with an emphasis on hip replacement

Conflict of Interest
  • Consultant and royalty agreement with Biomet UK for prosthetic design of the Exceed Acetabular System and 15 degree face-changing acetabular cup. Agreement provides for all royalties on Exceed implants used at North Bristol NHS Trust to benefit the Trust – 2001 to present
  • Biomet UK previously provided some research funding for the ReCap Magnum which was undertaken at North Bristol NHS Trust
  • Consultancy Agreement with Stryker UK Limited for hip surgery and hip replacement. Travel and accommodation expenses are paid and I receive a fee for one off work projects undertaken on behalf of Stryker UK
  • All consultancy work is undertaken outside of NHS time
  • Medacta AMIS programme – training, travel and accommodation expenses for the programme are paid by Medacta
  • Work undertaken for all committees and societies is unpaid
  • North Bristol NHS Trust may occasionally release me from paid Trust work to attend ODEP, BC and NJR meetings, but I am otherwise unpaid for my work with these committees
  • I am entitled to claim travel and accommodation expenses to attend ODEP, BC and NJR meetings but I have never done so
  • When invited as a member of the Faculty to international conferences my travel and accommodation expenses are paid

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