Mr Jonathan R. A. Phillips


MBChB , MSc , FRCS (Tr&Orth)

GMC number: 6075486

Practising since: 2003


Orthopaedic surgery

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Mr Phillips treats patients with conditions of the knee, specialising in knee arthroscopy (keyhole surgery), knee joint replacement and trauma surgery. He performs unicompartmental, total and revision knee replacements.

Mr Phillips was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Exeter in January 2015 after completing his specialist training in the East Midlands. He undertook Fellowships training in knee surgery in Exeter and Nottingham, and he undertook a Travelling Fellowship to Chicago. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2013. He now works as one of the knee specialists at the renowned Exeter Knee Reconstruction Unit at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

To complement his training, Mr Phillips also completed a Master’s Degree in Sports Medicine at the University of Bath (receiving a merit award and was a Medical Team Leader on the athletics track at the London 2012 Olympics treating injured athletes.

Mr Phillips also maintains an active commitment to training, research and governance. He is on the advisory board of both Beyond Compliance and ODEP, national committees that evaluate new knee implants to ensure patient safety. He is on the editorial board of the popular BJ360 orthopaedic journal, and he is also a member of the prestigious AO trauma faculty that trains surgeons in trauma surgery.

Mr Phillips is currently the revision knee network lead for the South West Peninsula region, and is a member of national working groups setting standards for primary and revision knee replacement.

Mr Phillips has many years of experience in robotic knee surgery and invited on teaching courses to teach other consultant knee surgeons how to use the Mako robot for knee replacement 

Mr Phillips specialises in the following treatments at Nuffield Health Exeter Hospital

Special interests

  • Knee surgery
  • Knee replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Knee injuries

Other interests

Awards received:

  • Merit awarded for Master’s Degree, University of Bath, June 2015
  • UKITE (UK In-Training Examination) Prize East Midlands North Dec 2011
  • Poster prize, British Hip Society, Sheffield, Jan 2010
  • East Midlands Research Meeting Prize November 2010

Personal interests

Mr. Phillips enjoys spending time outdoors with his young family, going for walks on Dartmoor or on the coast. He is a keen sportsman & enjoys playing rugby & tennis.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Jonathan R. A. Phillips at Nuffield Health

  • Knee replacement revision
  • Knee replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA)
  • Meniscectomy for meniscus tear
  • Arthroplasty

Locations Mr Jonathan R. A. Phillips works with

Related experience


Mr Phillips is involved in active research in knee surgery and has published in major orthopaedic journals as well as speaking regularly both locally, nationally and internationally as an invited speaker.
Mr Phillips’ main research interests are in pain and infection after knee replacement. 

Mr Phillips’ practice is based on high quality evidence based medicine. He is currently involved in a number of local and national randomised controlled trials in knee surgery that are being undertaken at the Exeter Knee Reconstruction Unit. 

He has over ten peer-reviewed publications in research journals, as well as a number of review articles on trauma, infection and follow up after knee replacement. He has also written three chapters in a recent orthopaedic training textbook, and he is on the editorial committee of one of the most popular orthopaedic journals (BJ360).

As part of his Master’s degree in sports and exercise medicine, he prepared a thesis on multiligament knee injuries. 


  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Society
  • British Medical Association

Other posts held

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

Insurers Mr Jonathan R. A. Phillips works with

Mr Jonathan R. A. Phillips works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Bupa


Mr Jonathan R. A. Phillips does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Jonathan R. A. Phillips does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Jonathan R. A. Phillips does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.