Mr Ashley Cole 03561465

Sheffield Orthopedics Limited (Bupa Accredited Consultant Group)

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery


  • Fee assured

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  • Spine

About me

Ashley Cole was a medical student in Nottingham and did his surgical training in Sheffield with Spinal Fellowships in Nottingham, Brisbane and America. He has been a Consultant Spinal Surgeon in Sheffield since 2003. In addition to his spinal practice at Claremont Hospital he has a full-time NHS commitment at both Sheffield Children’s Hospital and the Northern General Hospital. His interest in outcome evaluation resulted in co-developing the British Spine Registry whilst on the British Association of Spine Surgeons Executive between 2010 and launch in 2012. He is still actively involved with this project and has been Clinical Lead for the British Orthopaedic Association Registry Unification Project. He has completed two theses on spinal deformity, the first of these as a medical student.

He is currently President of the British Scoliosis Society and on the Executive Committee of the UK Spinal Societies Board and remains the Spinal Chair of the Orthopaedic Expert Working Group advising NHS Digital on spinal coding and tariff. After being a member of the last Spinal Taskforce, he became Chair of the Spinal Surgery Clinical Reference Group advising NHS England on commissioning specialised spinal surgery (2012-2019). He has now moved into clinical research as Chief investigator of the NIHR funded Bracing Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (BASIS) Study.

Areas of interest

spinal surgery; spine surgery; neck surgery; cervical spine surgery; Back pain; Low Back Pain; Sciatica; Scoliosis; Cervical spine (diseases and disorders of); neck pain; Brachalgia; Lumbar spine (diseases and disorders of)

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Procedures completed

  • A5755

    Nerve Root Block +/- Image Guidance (including Bilateral) LUMBAR - (5-50)

    Spire Claremont Hospital (5-50)

  • V2540

    Posterior excision of disc prolapse (including microdiscectomy +/- decompression) - lumbar region (1 or 2 levels) - (1-5)

    Spire Claremont Hospital (1-5)

  • V3362

    Primary posterior fusion with instrumentation +/- decompression +/- discectomy (including Graf stabilisation and all fusion approaches) (lumbar region) including spinal cord monitoring - (1-5)

    Spire Claremont Hospital (1-5)

  • V2950

    Anterior discectomy, decompression and fusion (including bone grafting) - cervical region (1 or 2 levels) - (1-5)

    Spire Claremont Hospital (1-5)

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