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Last updated: 29 Jun 2020
Mr Richard Heasley is a Consultant Shoulder and Upper Limb Surgeon who specialises in surgery of the shoulder, including arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery and shoulder replacement surgery.
Mr Heasley has a full-time NHS practice at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, and undertakes private practice at BMI The Highfield Hospital in Rochdale. He treats patients with a broad range of shoulder and upper limb problems, including impingement syndrome, rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability (dislocation), shoulder arthritis, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow, as well as traumatic conditions of the shoulder and elbow..
Between 2013 and 2019, Mr Heasley worked as an Orthopaedic Consultant at Pennine Acute NHS Trust. Between 2017 and 2019, he acted as Clinical Director of Elective Orthopaedic Surgery. He has a keen interest in patient safety, audit and research, having previously held the roles of Clinical Governance lead and Clinical Audit lead for the Orthopaedic department between 2013 and 2016.
In August 2019, he moved to Stockport NHS Foundation Trust.
Mr Heasley is actively involved in teaching and training, including supervising medical students and junior doctors. He is involved in the regional training programme for Specialist Registrars, and teaches on courses for those registrars approaching their final examinations.
Areas of interest
Arthroscopic shoulder surgery; Open shoulder surgery; Shoulder replacement surgery; Shoulder instability surgery; Rotator cuff surgery; Surgery for frozen shoulder; surgery for impingement syndrome; surgery for acromioclavicular (collarbone) joint problems
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
Arthroscopic suprascapular neurotomy for the painful irreparable rotator cuff tear.
P Kenyon, I Mclaughlin-Symon, R Heasley, B Morgan, M Ravenscroft
Shoulder & Elbow, April 2015; 7(2): 94-99.
A simple method for identifying the acromioclavicular joint during arthroscopic procedures.
S Javed, R Heasley, M Ravenscroft
Journal Hand & Microsurgery, Jun 2014; 6(1): 26.
Which way round does this go? A simple method for ensuring the correct glenosphere offset.
S Javed, R Heasley, M Ravenscroft
Journal Hand & Microsurgery, Dec 2013; 5(2): 81-82.
Comparison of Silicon Ring versus Pneumatic tourniquet for local anaesthetic upper limb procedures.
O Smith, R Heasley, G Eastwood, S Royle
Journal of Hand Surgery (European), Nov 2012; 37(9): 842-847.
Effect of Anatomy Act 2004 on UK Cadaveric Orthopaedic Research
R Heasley, L Farrow, F Ahmad, M Lovell
Bulletin of Royal College of Surgeons, Jan 2011, No. 1, Volume 93.
A Groin Mass Caused by Metal Particle Debris After Hip Resurfacing
A Counsell, R Heasley, A Freemont, A Paul
Acta Orthopaedica Belgica, 2008, No. 6, Volume 74/6.
Isolated Volar Dislocation of the Distal Radio-Ulna Joint: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
C Quah, A Counsell, R Heasley & A Kocialkowski
The Internet Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2007. Volume 7, number 2.
Courses offered to GPs
Assessment and management of shoulder problems in primary care.
- FRCS (Tr & Orth) Royal College of Surgeons of England 2011
- MRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 2006
- MBChB University of Manchester 2003
- Post-FRCS Shoulder Fellowship Stockport NHS Foundation Trust 2012
Reference number 6077519
Details of entry to specialist register
- Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, 2013
Affiliations / memberships
British Elbow and Shoulder Society
Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Orthopaedic Association
- BMI The Highfield Hospital, OL11 4LZ
- 08:00 - 12:30
- 01706 766601
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