"He is the clinical lead for an enhanced recovery in hip and knee programme at the North Middlesex University Hospital, providing intensive rehab and shorter hospital stays for patients".
Mr Atkinson qualified in medicine from the University of Edinburgh in July 1998 and completed basic surgical training in Edinburgh on the South-East of Scotland BST rotation. He attained membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2001 and became fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in trauma and orthopaedics in 2006. He completed his specialist registrar training in trauma and orthopaedics on the Imperial College North West Thames rotation in July 2008.
He has trained in orthopaedics at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh; Princess Margaret Rose Hospital, Edinburgh; Central Middlesex Hospital; Charing Cross Hospital; Northwick Park Hospital; Hillingdon Hospital; Mount Vernon Hospital; Chelsea and Westminster Hospital; St Mary's Hospital; and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore.
Mr Atkinson undertook a 4 month trauma surgical elective in Belgrade, Serbia, in 1997 where he was first exposed to major trauma patients and the consequences of the civil war. He has regularly visited Belgrade since, and in 2009 underwent further specialist trauma fellowship training.
In 2008, Mr Atkinson undertook a foot and ankle fellowship at the University of Toronto, St Michaels Hospital , Canada. Mr Atkinson then undertook a 12 month sports medicine and lower limb arthroplasty fellowship at SportsMed SA , in Adelaide, Australia.
Mr Atkinson is a consultant orthopaedic and trauma surgeon at North Middlesex University Hospital since September 2009. He received an Award for Clinical Excellence in 2012.
Mr Atkinson has been involved in the design and overseeing of studies. He has published over 60 original scientific journal articles and has over 200 other publications.