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I was a busy NHS spine surgeon from 1997 to 2020, and my private practice has for a long time been limited to outpatient consultations and day case injections. I have now retired from my NHS spinal surgery role, although I still have another position in the hospital.
I work closely with colleagues who can take on my patients if they need private spine surgery. My opinion is often valued even if I am not in a position to offer surgery.
Areas of interest
• Back and neck pain; arm and leg pain from trapped nerves.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Medical Examiner, University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust (previously University Hospital of North Staffordshire). Until recently Consultant Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust. Formerly Honorary Consultant Spine Surgeon, Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry
Intervertebral disc physiology; spinal infections
Music, singing, bell ringing, antiques, motor sport
Courses offered to GPs
Various from time to time organised by Nuffield Health North Staffs
- MA Cambridge 1984
- PhD CNAA 1985
- MBBChir Cambridge 1985
- FRCS Edinburgh 1990
- FRCSOrth Intercollegiate 1996
- RCPathME Royal College of pathologists 2020
Reference number 3121087
Details of entry to specialist register
- Specialist Register , 1997
- Nuffield Health North Staffordshire Hospital,...
- 09:00 - 12:00
- 01782 411517
- Staffordshire Spine Clinic 31 Quarry Avenue...
- 14:00 - 17:00
- 01782 411517
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
As I do not operate in private, this is unlikely, but I can always be contacted in an emergency via the UHNM switchboard if it is out of hours or via my secretary during working hours. I give my contact details to all my patients.