Mr Richard P Baker

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

  • Specialities Orthopaedics
  • Telephone 01179 064874
  • Year of first qualification 1999
  • Email
  • Languages spoken


  • GMC Number 4646549
  • Fax 01179 078644


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.


  • Alternate Tuesday mornings
  • Alternate Tuesday evenings


Current posts

  • Avon Orthopaedic Centre, Southmead Hospital Bristol


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.


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.


Mr Richard P Baker works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • 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.