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Mr Torrie completed his Orthopaedic higher surgical training in the Severn Deanery, before completing a complex cervical spinal fellowship. He started his NHS consultant post in Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2017.
Mr Torrie is trained and competent in assessing and managing all adult spinal conditions. He works in close partnership with multiple professionals to ensure patients are comprehensively managed. He recognises the importance of delivering bespoke tailored spinal care to each and every patient. He is fully committed to improving patient outcomes and their quality of life, which is objectively monitored (only with patient consent) through the British Spinal Registry.
As of November 2021, Mr Torrie has over 1600 patient pathways registered with the British Spine Registry. Patients under his care at their 1-year follow-up post treatment have achieved the 97.5 percentile nationally for improvement in their quality of life scores from baseline (compared with all other UK spinal surgeons using this mandatory registry).
Mr Torrie has also completed a doctorate in Anatomical Sciences looking at the causes of adult/degenerative scoliosis and has published widely in multiple peer reviewed journals. He also acts as a reviewer for the European Spine Journal.
Areas of interest
Lower Back Pain; Sciatica (leg pain); Brachalgia (arm pain); Spondylolisthesis; Lumbar spinal stenosis; Adult Scoliosis; Myelopathy (spinal cord compression); Sacroiliac dysfunction; Spinal infection; Spinal Trauma, Spinal Fractures and their management;
- Harriet Greenstock
- Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital Hatherley Lane Cheltenham GL51 6SY
- 01242 246519
- Katy Charlton
- Winfield Hospital Tewkesbury Road Longford Gloucester GL2 9WH
- 01452 337288
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Henry Murdoch Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Spinal Surgeon at Gloucestershire NHS Foundation Trust since September 2017.
Most of my spare time now is spent with my young family. Elizabeth and I have two young children, Zara 8 and Edward 5.
I am an enthusiastic amateur sportsman who routinely trains 3-4 times per week on the ergometer or road cycling.
I rowed in the British Junior VIII at the World Championships in 1999. I also won the Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup, Henley Royal Regatta in 1998.
Outside of my family and amateur sport I have been a DJ and collector of vinyl for the last 21 years.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Spanish - Conversational
A full list of my publications are available on;
A Comparison of Cobb Angle Measurement on Digitised Radiographs using a Computer Pointing Device (Mouse): without endplate extrapolation versus with Endplate Extrapolation.
Int .J. of Orth. 2021;5(3)1-5
Reduction of Deep Infections and Length of Stay in Paediatric Spinal Deformity Surgery After the Introduction of A Standardised Care Pathway.
Int. J. of Orth. 2018;5(3)1-5
The Relationship between Sacral Kyphosis and Pelvic Incidence.
Asian Spine J 2018;12(1)1-6
Equalisation of leg lengths in total hip arthroplasty for patients with Crowe type-IV development dysplasia of the hip.
Annals of Joint 2018;3:1-3
Myelography in the Assessment of Degenerative Lumbar Scoliosis and its influence on surgical management.
Korean Journal of Spine 2017;14(4):133-38
Basic Science of Spinal Degeneration.
The influence of lumbar spinal subtype on lumbar intervertebral disc degeneration in young and middle-aged adults.
Spine Deformity 2015;3:172-9
Risk factors for the development of a mobile degenerative spondylolisthesis at L4/5.
Spine Deformity 2015;3:98-104
A technical note to improve surgical access, when fixing proximal humeral fractures with the AxSOS lateral proximal humeral plate TM (Stryker).
Techniques in Orthopaedics 2014;29(3)11-12
Stem compatibility for cement-in-cement femoral revision: an in vitro study.
Hip International 2014; 24(5):434-41.
The prognostic value of the admission inflammatory marker levels on isolating a causative organism in patients with spontaneous spinal infection.
Annals Royal College of Surgeons England 2013;95(8):604-8
A radiological evaluation of lateral vertebral subluxation associated with spinal stenosis in the lumbar spine in degenerative scoliosis.
Spine Deformity 2013;1:365-70
Publish or perish – How to avoid perishing.
Medical Teacher 2013;35(3):260.
A useful technique for the removal of cannulated screws lost due to bony in-growth.
Techniques in Orthopaedics 2012;27(3)22
Publish or perish – How to avoid perishing? An analysis of factors affecting peer-reviewed publication
Medical Education World 2012;1:1-10
The Squelching Hip: a sign of life-threatening sepsis following haemorrhoidectomy.
Annals Royal College of Surgeons England 2010;92(5):39-41
Courses offered to GPs
I am actively engaged in providing training sessions for general practitioners regionally. I am happy to be approached via my private secretaries to address requests to deliver bespoke ad hoc training.
As of November 2021, Mr Torrie has over 1600 patient pathways registered with the British Spine Registry.
Patients under his care at their 1-year follow-up post treatment have achieved the 97.5 percentile nationally for improvement in their quality of life scores from baseline (compared with all other UK spinal surgeons using this mandatory registry). These scores are independently inputted to the registry by each patient.
Mr Torrie receives formal feedback on his outpatient performance from patients through the TopDoctors website. He believes this offers future patients the reassurance of what they can expect from their outpatient experience with him.
- MB ChB University of Bristol 2004
- Certificate in Medical Education University of Dundee 2012
- MD (Anatomical Sciences) University of Bristol 2017
- FRCS (Tr+Orth) Royal College of Surgeons 2015
Reference number 6102978
Affiliations / memberships
1. British Association of Spinal Surgeons
2. Royal College of Surgeons of England