Mr Joseph Pooley



GMC number: 1474398

Practising since: 1971


Orthopaedic surgery

Consultation times

  • Weekly Monday 16:30 - 20:00
  • Bi Weekly Wednesday 09:30 - 12:30
  • Overview
Book online today Enquire now

Or call us on

01912 816131


Joe Pooley is a graduate of Newcastle upon Tyne medical school.

He gained an MD in 1984 for his basic scientific work on bone circulation. He was awarded the British Orthopaedic Research Society's medal and the British Orthopaedic Association prize and Robert Jones gold-medal for this research.

In 1985 Mr Pooley was appointed Senior Lecturer in Orthopaedic surgery and Consultant orthopaedic surgeon in the University of Newcastle upon Tyne/Newcastle upon Tyne hospitals.  He was appointed Head of the University Department of Orthopaedics in 1987. In 1997, he took up a consultant appointment in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead in order to develop a specialised upper limb unit.

Mr Pooley developed a special interest in the then new specialty of upper limb surgery in the mid-1980s in particular elbow joint and shoulder replacement.  His clinical and scientific work on Elbow arthritis led to the development of the iBP total elbow joint replacement system and more recently the Lateral Resurfacing elbow (LRE) system which is now in use throughout the UK and Europe for the treatment of elbow arthritis.

He was one of the original group of upper limb surgeons to begin to use arthroscopy for the treatment of shoulder and elbow conditions.  This is now a large part of his current practice.

Mr Pooley continues to respond to requests to demonstrate his surgical techniques for the treatment of elbow arthritis and arthroscopic treatment of elbow and shoulder conditions to groups of orthopaedic surgeons at home and abroad.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Joseph Pooley at Nuffield Health

  • Hemiarthroplasty
  • Shoulder surgery (rotator cuff repair)
  • Shoulder decompression - keyhole surgery
  • Chondroplasty
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Shoulder Manipulation
  • Shoulder Stabilisation
  • Dupuytren's fasciectomy
  • Tennis elbow release
  • Osteotomy
  • Upper Limb Fractures and Injuries
  • Arthroscopy
  • Cartilage resurfacing
  • Joint resurfacing
  • Nerve surgery
  • Hand surgery
  • Elbow surgery
  • Cartilage reconstruction
  • Arthroplasty

Locations Mr Joseph Pooley works with

Related experience


Mr Pooley has published and presented work both nationally and internationally. He is also a reviewer for a number of scientific journals.


  • Fellow Royal College of Surgeons
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Elbow Shoulder Surgery Society
  • British Orthopaedic Research Society
  • International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology

Other posts held

  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead

Insurers Mr Joseph Pooley works with

Mr Joseph Pooley works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Freedom Health
  • HealthFund
  • PHC
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


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

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

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