Mr James Ritchie


BSc (Hons), MBBS, MRCS, FRCS (Tr and Orth)

GMC number: 4231105

Practising since: 1995


Orthopaedic surgery

Consultation times

  • Tuesday PM
  • Mr Ritchie also treats children age 3+
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Mr Ritchie is a fellowship trained consultant orthopaedic and trauma surgeon specialising exclusively in problems of the foot and ankle. He treats all aspects of foot and ankle problems in children and adults, from foot pain and ingrowing toenails through sports injuries and fractures to total ankle replacement. His practice is based on the best scientific evidence, and he uses the most up to date surgical techniques to obtain the optimum possible outcome and shortest recovery times for my patients.

He is regularly invited to present his work at both national and international conferences including not only British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society meeting, but also the German Orthopaedic Society (DKOU) congress and European Foot and Ankle Society scientific meetings in Geneva, Edinburgh, Lyon and Helsinki.

Mr Ritchie is strongly committed to medical education and in the last few months has been an invited lecturer at the University of Barcelona and the University of Copenhagen. He is frequently invited to teach other surgeons on advanced Foot and Ankle courses such as the European Advanced Instructional Course in Helsinki, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital course in London, Oxford and Cambridge instructional courses and the prestigious Viladot course at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Barcelona.

He contributed a chapter to "Core Topics in Foot and Ankle Surgery" (Cambridge University Press, 2018), one of the most up to date textbooks for foot and ankle surgeons.

Mr Ritchie graduated from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London in 1995 and undertook a fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery at the world-renowned Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital at Stanmore.  He was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon to Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust in 2005 and lead the development of foot and ankle surgery in the area. Together with Lt. Col. Tania Cubison he formed the regional complex lower limb reconstruction service, based at Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, but treating patients from across Kent, Surrey, Sussex and London.

He is also a fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons, member of the British Orthopaedic Association and sit on the Council of the European Foot and Ankle Society as well as the Scientific Committee of The British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, and the Orthopaedic Expert Working Group for NHS Digital.

Special interests

  • Bunion and hammer toe correction
  • Forefoot pain
  • Flatfoot deformity
  • Children’s foot and ankle problems
  • Total ankle replacement
  • Sports injuries & fractures
  • Achilles problemsHeel pain

Personal interests

James holds a degree in the History of Medicine and is regularly invited to lecture on the subject at national and international meetings.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr James Ritchie at Nuffield Health

  • Bunion surgery (bunionectomy)
  • Arthroscopy
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Ankle arthroscopy

Locations Mr James Ritchie works with

Related experience


  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society

Insurers Mr James Ritchie works with

Mr James Ritchie works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • Allianz
  • Bupa Global
  • Cigna International
  • Healix Healthcare
  • Healix
  • WPA
  • Alliance Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • The Exeter Friendly


Mr James Ritchie does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr James Ritchie does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

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