Mr Matthew Mawdsley


Consultant Spinal and Orthopaedic Surgeon, MBChB (Manc), PGCertClinEd (Ncl), MFSTEd, FHEA, FRCS (Tr and Orth)

GMC number: 6145464

Practising since: 2006


Orthopaedic surgery

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  • Wednesday 09:00 - 12:30
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Mr Mawdsley is a fellowship-trained consultant orthopaedic spinal surgeon whose specialist interest is in degenerative conditions affecting the adult spine from neck to coccyx. He has developed an extensive practice in spinal surgery including discectomy surgery, decompression surgery and fusion surgeries. 

Mr Mawdsley attended the University of Manchester and completed his higher specialist training in trauma and orthopaedics locally in the Northern Deanery. He was awarded Surgical College Fellowship in Trauma and Orthopaedics FRCS in 2016 and admission to the General Medical Council Specialist Register and award of Completion of Specialist Training in 2017.

From 2017 to 2019, Mr Mawdsley completed two prestigious fellowships in complex spinal surgery, the National British Orthopaedic Association Fellowship in Spinal Surgery at Northumbria and the Advanced Spinal Fellow at Leeds General Infirmary. Mr Mawdsley has been a Consultant spinal surgeon at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust since 2019.

Mr Mawdsley is actively involved in research and has publications in renowned journals and book chapters. He is heavily involved in medical education, teaching junior doctors and medical students as well as working as a Royal College of Surgeons of England Surgical Tutor. Mr Mawdsley is the lead editor in spine for the United Kingdom and Ireland in-training Examination, an integral part of training for orthopaedic trainee surgeons.

Special interests

  • Back Pain
  • Degenerative disease of the spine
  • Coccyx pain and Coccydynia
  • Spondylosis
  • Leg pain / Sciatica
  • Disc prolapse / Slipped disc
  • Fractures
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Deformity
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Neck and arm pain
  • Brachalgia
  • Myelopathy
  • Spinal cord compression
  • Corpectomy
  • Foramenotomy

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Treatments and tests offered by Mr Matthew Mawdsley at Nuffield Health

  • Lumbar discectomy
  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
  • Laminectomy
  • Spinal (lumbar) Decompression
  • Spinal fusion surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Cervical Disc Replacement

Locations Mr Matthew Mawdsley works with

Related experience


  • Royal College of Surgeons England
  • Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
  • British Association of Spinal Surgeons
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • UKITE Lead Editor Spine

Other posts held

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Wansbeck General Hospital

Insurers Mr Matthew Mawdsley works with

Mr Matthew Mawdsley works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa Global
  • Cigna
  • Healix
  • Healix Healthcare
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • WPA


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

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

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