Mr Richard Hartley


MBBS, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Orth)

GMC number: 3242559

Practising since: 1987


Orthopaedic surgery

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Mr Hartley graduated from Charing Cross and Westminster Hospital Medical School London, in 1997. He undertook basic surgical training in the South West of England prior to higher surgical specialist training in Orthopaedic Surgery on the Mid Trent training program based in Nottingham. Whilst in Nottingham he received training in the renowned shoulder and elbow unit at Nottingham City Hospital with further upper limb training in Derby and Mansfield Hospitals.

On completion of specialist training Mr Hartley carried out further sub specialty training in Perth, Western Australia, under one of Australia's foremost upper limb surgeons, he also worked as a locum consultant there. In 2000 Mr Hartley was appointed as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Royal Bournemouth Hospital, where he has worked since, also caring for trauma patients at Poole General Hospital.

Special interests

Mr Hartley has special interests in - Shoulder pain and stiffness, rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability, subacromial impingement, frozen shoulder, acromioclavicular joint problems, upper limb fractures and injuries, tennis and golfer's elbow. 

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Richard Hartley at Nuffield Health

  • Shoulder surgery (rotator cuff repair)
  • Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder decompression - keyhole surgery
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Shoulder Manipulation
  • Elbow surgery
  • Arthroplasty

Locations Mr Richard Hartley works with

Related experience


Mr Hartley developed his interest in shoulder and elbow surgery, performing the full range of open and arthroscopic procedures. He treats patients with severe arthritic conditions with conventional anatomy and reverse geometry total shoulder replacement and younger patients with sports related injuries. He manages conditions on impingement and rotator cuff tears and treats shoulder instability and dislocations.

Mr Hartley is committed to the training of trainee surgeons, including shoulder fellows, and continues to receive visiting surgeons as well as visit other centres of excellence.


  • British Elbow and Shoulder Society
  • British Orthopaedic Society

Other posts held

  • Poole General Hospital

Insurers Mr Richard Hartley works with

Mr Richard Hartley works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Health-on-Line
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


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

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

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