Mr Ian J Harding

BA, BM BCh, FRCS (Orth)


Mr Harding studied at Oxford University, obtaining 1st class honours at Worcester College, Oxford and then continued his basic surgical training in the same city, becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. His higher surgical training was in the Oxford Region followed by Spine Surgery Fellowships at the Institut Calot, France and Seattle, USA.

He took up his consultant post at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol as an Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in spinal conditions and in particular degenerative disease of the spine, complex spinal reconstruction and spinal deformity. His clinical practice encompasses all conditions of the spine and in the NHS is based at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol.


  • Every 2 weeks
  • Additional days and times by request


Current posts

  • Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Bristol


Other interests

  • Lumbar spine disorders
  • Cervical spine disorders
  • Spinal Surgery
  • Spinal tumours
  • Spinal deformity
  • Spinal fusion
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Spinal decompression
  • Back Pain
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Anterior spinal surgery
  • The failed spine – revision spinal surgery
  • Lower back pain
  • Adult spinal deformity
  • Disc replacement

Personal interests


Member of

  • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons
  • Fellow of the British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Association of Spinal Surgeons
  • British Scoliosis Society
  • Scoliosis Research Society


Extensively published in field of spinal surgery, with up to date publications at on his website.


Mr Ian J Harding works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Health-on-Line
  • HealthFund
  • InterGlobal
  • Medical Care Direct
  • PHC
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • WPA

Mr Ian J Harding does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Ian J Harding does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Ian J Harding does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.