Mr Simon Richards


MB BS, FRCS, FRCS (Tr and Orth)

GMC number:


Year of qualification:


Contact details:

01202 467 860
01202 467 860

Practising at:

Bournemouth Hospital




Wednesday evenings

Member of:

  • British Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Medical Defence Union


Special interest in wrist and hand surgery.

Mr Richards trained at The Royal London Hospital School, qualifying as a doctor in 1992. Basic surgical training was completed in various London teaching hospitals. Mr Richards achieved the fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1996.

Mr Richards Orthopaedic Registrar training was on the North-West Thames programme based at The Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. He then completed two fellowship training posts. The first was at The Mater Hospital, Sydney Australia. This was a Hip and Knee Replacement surgery Fellowship under the supervision of Mr Bill Walters.

On returning to the UK  Mr Richards completed a fellowship in his area of specialist interest of Upper Limb Surgery, at the renowned Pulvertaft Unit at The Derby Royal Infirmary, under the supervision of Professor Frank Burke.

He commenced his Consultant Orthopaedic post at Bournemouth and Poole in September 2004.

Mr Richards Orthopaedic work is focused on his areas of clinical interest, thus a large proportion of work is of the Hand / Wrist, Elbow and Shoulder. Conditions treated include all types of arthritis, nerve compressions (such as Carpal tunnel Syndrome), lumps and bumps, Dupuytrens disease, and trauma (fractures and soft tissue injuries). Surgical techniques include  joint replacements and arthroscopic (key-hole) surgery. He also continues to practise hip and knee replacement surgery as well as knee arthroscopic surgery.

Current posts:

Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital
Royal Bournemouth Hospital
Poole General Hospital

Services that this consultant provides:


Simon Richards has indicated that they work with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Aviva Health
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • CS Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Simplyhealth
  • WPA

Simon Richards has indicated that they do not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Simon Richards has indicated that they do not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Simon Richards has not indicated that they hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of the Nuffield Health.