Mr Nicholas Riley


MBBS, MRCS, FRCS (Tr & Orth) , Dip Hand Surg

GMC number: 6027633

Practising since: 2001


Orthopaedic surgery

Consultation times

  • Wednesday & Thursday Mornings
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I can appreciate that during the Covid-19 pandemic patients may not want to visit hospital. In line with national guidance and the major health insurers, I am offering telemedicine video consultations to patients with hand, wrist and elbow conditions. Accepting the limitations of video consultations, I can help to alleviate anxiety regarding the condition and can advise a management plan taking into consideration the evolving situation.

Nick is a consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon who subspecialises in hand, wrist and elbow surgery. His specialty interests include: peripheral nerve entrapment, Dupuytren’s disease, hand and wrist trauma, arthritis of the hand and wrist, and keyhole surgery. 

He qualified from St. Barts and the Royal London School of Medicine in 2001 and undertook post-graduate training in London, at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, and completed his Orthopaedic training in Oxford. He was subsequently awarded the Oxford Hand Surgery Fellowship and has also benefited from visiting fellowships at the Mayo Clinic and the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. His NHS practice is at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. 

Nick obtained Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2013 and the Diploma in Hand Surgery from Manchester University in 2016. 

Nick is a member of the Oxford University Medical Education Fellows group and has recently completed the Developing Learning and Teaching programme for medical educators. He founded the Oxford Hand Surgery Training Centre and is regularly invited to teach at national and international events.

Special interests

  • Fractures 
  • Tendon injuries 
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sports injuries
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Ganglions 
  • Trigger finger
  • Dupuytren's disease
  • Repetitive strain Injury
  • Elbow fractures
  • Ligament injuries
  • Keyhole Surgery
  • Joint replacements
  • Sports Injuries

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Nicholas Riley at Nuffield Health

  • Nerve surgery
  • Hand surgery
  • Elbow surgery
  • Trauma reconstruction
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Cubital tunnel release
  • Tennis elbow release
  • Arthroplasty

Locations Mr Nicholas Riley works with

Related experience


Nick maintains an active research interest, he is a member of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand Scaphoid Non-union Group and collaborates with the Hand Research Group at the University of Oxford. He has published multiple peer reviewed journal articles and has presented his research at national and international conferences.


  • British Society for Surgery of the Hand

Other posts held

  • Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon - Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford

Insurers Mr Nicholas Riley works with

Mr Nicholas Riley works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Bupa
  • AXA Health
  • Aviva Health
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Cigna
  • WPA


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

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

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