Mr Richard P Baker


MD, MSc, MB.ChB, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

GMC number: 4646549

Practising since: 1999


Orthopaedic surgery

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Mr Richard Baker is a specialist joint replacement consultant surgeon who has worked at Nuffield Health Bristol Hospital since it opened in 2013, and The Avon Orthopaedic Centre, Southmead Hospital, since 2012. 

Mr Baker has dedicated his entire career to Orthopaedic surgery and research since graduating from Manchester University in 1999. He subsequently trained in joint replacement surgery in Bristol and Vancouver, and now performs over 250 joint replacements a year. He specialises in both primary hip and knee replacements, including partial medial knee replacements and revision surgery of both hip and knee replacements. 

He prides himself on his warm bedside manner, and his ability to offer patient-centered joint replacement surgery and follow-up hospital care in partnership with consultant anaesthetist Dr Steve Tolchard. Together, the two consultants have performed in excess of 1700 joint replacements since 2012.

Mr Baker is the editor-in-chief of Hip International, the only journal dedicated to hip surgery and disease, and is actively involved in teaching junior doctors and medical students.

Other interests

  • Revision hip and knee replacement
  • Metastatic bone cancer

Personal interests

Outside of work, Richard enjoys teaching his young family to swim, and personally trains for long distance swimming events.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Richard P Baker at Nuffield Health

  • Knee replacement revision
  • Knee replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Hip revision
  • Hip replacement
  • Hip resurfacing

Locations Mr Richard P Baker works with

Related experience


Mr Baker's research interests include hip and knee replacement surgery, fractures of the femoral neck and hip resurfacing. He has appeared in over 20 publications.

Other posts held

  • Avon Orthopaedic Centre, Southmead Hospital Bristol

Insurers Mr Richard P Baker works with

Mr Richard P Baker works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


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

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

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