Neil pursued a surgical career from his early days at medical school, and was attracted to Orthopaedics by the opportunity to make an immediate and tangible difference to patients’ symptoms. He went on to train in Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery and specialise in shoulder and elbow surgery.
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 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 at Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust in 2015. He as busy NHS and Private practices providing specialist assessment, advice and treatment for elective and trauma shoulder problems.
Neil has a special interest in total shoulder arthroplasty and arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and reconstructive surgery. He has developed a particular interest for the management of complex shoulder arthroplasty cases. He has a high volume Total Shoulder Replacement practice and offers the most cutting edge techniques and implants to deal with as wide a spectrum of cases as possible. He also as a strong interest in the treatment of rotator cuff tendon tears; offering a full spectrum of keyhole surgery treatments for this common problem; including keyhole revision rotator cuff tendon repairs, with or without graft augmentation and the keyhole Superior Capsular Reconstruction technique for irreparable rotator cuff tears.
He firmly believes in a patient centred approach, and to tailoring your care towards the goals and outcomes that matter most to you.
Research and Awards
Neil has multiple peer reviewed publications and has co-authored an international book chapter on revision shoulder arthroplasty techniques. Neil holds a Postgraduate qualification in medical education and is an enthusiastic trainer of tomorrow’s orthopaedic surgeons. He continues to be actively involved in research centred around advancing shoulder techniques and related outcomes.
Neil enjoys spending his free time with his wife, two children and dog. He enjoys the outdoors and particular mountainous biking and running in West Yorkshire and beyond.