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As a busy NHS spine surgeon since 1997, my private practice is limited to outpatient consultations and day case injections. 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 pain • Spinal surgery; cervical spine problems;
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon, University Hospital of North Midlands (peviously University Hospital of North Staffordshire). Formerly Honorary Consultant Spine Surgeon, Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry
Intervertebral disc physiology; spinal infections
Music, singing, 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
Reference number 3121087
Details of entry to specialist register
- Specialist Register, 1997
- Nuffield Health North Staffordshire Hospital,...
- 14:00 - 17:30
- 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