Mr Richard Heasley

Consultant Orthopaedic & Upper Limb Surgeon

FRCS (Tr & Orth) MRCS, MBChB

Personal profile

Mr Richard Heasley is a Consultant Shoulder and Upper Limb Surgeon who specialises in surgery of the shoulder, including arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery and shoulder replacement surgery.

Mr Heasley has a full-time NHS practice at the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, and undertakes private practice at BMI The Highfield Hospital in Rochdale. He treats patients with a broad range of shoulder and upper limb problems, including impingement syndrome, rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability (dislocation), shoulder arthritis, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow.

Mr Heasley has a keen interest in patient safety, and is currently the Clinical Governance lead for the orthopaedic department in his NHS trust. In addition, he has an interest in audit and research, and is currently the Clinical Audit Lead within the department.

Mr Heasley is actively involved in teaching and training, including supervising medical students and junior doctors. He is involved in the regional training programme for specialist registrars, and teaches on courses for those registrars approaching their final examinations.

Clinical Interests



  • All aspects of shoulder surgery, both arthroscopic and open

  • Impingement and rotator cuff treatment

  • Arthritis of the shoulder and shoulder replacement surgery

  • Shoulder instability surgery

Professional Membership



  • British Elbow and Shoulder Society

  • Royal College of Surgeons of England

  • British Orthopaedic Association

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