Mr Richard Matthews


MB BS (Lon), FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Ed)

GMC number: 1545391

Practising since: 1972


Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery

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Medicolegal Expert in Burns and Reconstructive Plastic & Hand Surgery.

Mr Matthews is highly experienced in Burns and Reconstructive Plastic and Hand Surgery.

He became fully accredited in Plastic Surgery, including Cosmetic and Reconstructive aspects, in 1984, was European Travelling Scholar of The British Association of Plastic Surgeons (now called BAPRAS) in 1985 and was appointed Consultant Plastic Surgeon in the National Health Service for Coventry and Warwickshire (catchment 1 million) in 1986.

From 1986 to 2006, as Head of the unit, he effected its transfer to the new University Hospital for Coventry and Warwickshire and radically modernised and expanded the unit, introducing modern techniques and services for congenital abnormalities such as cleft lip and palate and abnormal hands, for soft tissue diseases of the hand, such as Dupuytren’s contracture, for breast reconstruction and head and neck reconstruction in cancer cases, including microsurgical procedures. He worked hard to improve standards of care for skin cancer. He served for four years as first Chair of the Skin Cancer Site Specific Group of the Arden Cancer Network.

Mr Matthews has been West Midlands Regional Chair for Burns and Plastic Surgery and Regional Specialty Advisor to the Royal College of Surgeons of England and has served variously as Clinical and Medical Director within the NHS.

In his private practice, extending over 30 years, Mr Matthews treated a large number of patients with problems of a cosmetic nature as well as various reconstructive requirements, hand disease and skin cancer, achieving a reputation for excellence based on his attention to detail, favourable outcomes and sensitivity.

Mr Matthews no longer performs any surgery but  
continues with his bespoke Medicolegal Practice for Personal Injury for Burns and Reconstructive Plastic & Hand Surgery.


All appointments through Charlotte, Mr Matthews' Secretary, on or 01926 436339.

Mr Matthews carries appropriate indemnity for his Medicolegal Practice.

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Related experience


  • The Incision Indemnity Scheme
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Member of the Academy of Experts
  • Member of the Federation of Forensic & Expert Witnesses
  • British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons
  • British Burn Association
  • British Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • GMC Specialty Register for Plastic Surgery


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

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

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