Neil graduated, with honours, in 2004 from the University of Leeds and subsequently completed all of his surgical training in Yorkshire. In 2013 Neil was appointed as the sole Fellow on the highly regarded Coventry Shoulder Fellowship with Steve Drew and Tom Lawrence. This gave him a unique experience of a high volume of operating in the whole spectrum of shoulder and elbow surgery. He further enhanced his elbow experience by being awarded the British Elbow & Shoulder Society Mayo Elbow Fellowship in 2015; affording him the opportunity to visit and spend time working alongside Shawn O’Driscoll at the Mayo clinic in 2016.
Neil was appointed as a Consultant Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon in 2015; his NHS practice is based in Huddersfield & Halifax.