Mr Peter Brownson


DM, FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Tr & Orth)

GMC number: 3170878

Practicing since: 1986


Orthopaedic surgery

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Mr Peter Brownson is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in upper limb surgery at Nuffield Health Chester Hospital, The Grosvenor.

Mr Brownson studied at Liverpool University and qualified in 1986 (MB ChB). He was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1991 (FRCS Ed), after which he undertook a period of orthopaedic research at Nottingham University. It culminated in the submission of his doctoral thesis and the award of a DM.

Mr Brownson continued his orthopaedic training in Nottingham, and completed his training as the Shoulder Fellow in the Nottingham Shoulder and Elbow Unit.

In 1998 Mr Brownson was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Liverpool. He is recognised for his expertise in arthroscopic shoulder surgery. He is regularly invited to lecture and carry out live surgical demonstrations at courses across Europe and the United States.

Mr Brownson treats a significant number of elite athletes. He was the Upper Limb Surgeon to Liverpool Football Club from 2000 to 2017 and in addition has treated players from 7 other Premiership Football Clubs.

He was elected a member of Council for The British Elbow and Shoulder Society in 2012. He is the current President of the Society.

Special interests

Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Languages spoken


Treatments and tests offered by Mr Peter Brownson at Nuffield Health

  • Shoulder surgery (rotator cuff repair)
  • Shoulder decompression - key hole surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Elbow surgery
  • Shoulder Manipulation
  • Shoulder Stabilisation
  • Tennis elbow release

Locations Mr Peter Brownson works with

Related experience


Mr Brownson is actively involved in research and has published over 20 peer-reviewed papers relating to shoulder and elbow surgery and he has been the co-author for four sets of National (BOA/BESS) Care Pathways.


  • British Elbow and Shoulder Society - President
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Society
  • Arthroscopy Association North America
  • European Society for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
  • British Orthopaedic Association

Other post held

  • Consultant Surgeon Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon, Nuffield Health Chester Hospital, The Grosvenor

Insurers Mr Peter Brownson works with

Mr Peter Brownson works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA


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

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

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