Mr Richard Parkin

BM, FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Lon)

  • Specialities Oral and Maxillofacial, Oral Surgery, Paediatrics
  • Telephone 02920 836 714
  • Year of first qualification 2000
  • GMC Number 4766728
  • Fax 01443 381125


Richard Parkin is an Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon, who performs surgery of the face, practicing throughout Cardiff, Newport, and the whole of south Wales.

Richard's special interests include all aspects of surgery of the mouth, face, neck and jaws.

Richard was born and educated in Yorkshire, obtaining both a medical degree from Southampton University and a dental degree with distinction. He won the prize for oral and maxillofacial surgery before completing full surgical training for the FRCS.

Richard undertook his higher surgical training on the All Wales programme and obtained his Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery in 2006. He holds a Fellowship in Maxillofacial Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and the Fellowship in Dental Surgery from both London and Edinburgh.

His NHS appointment is Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport where he is lead clinician for surgery and reconstruction of head and neck / facial deformities following cancer, he also reconstructs faces after trauma and developmental conditions along with provision of a routine oral and maxillofacial service.

“My aim is to provide the highest quality treatment in a personalised and patient centred environment. My entire practice is devoted to treatment of the face, jaws, mouth and neck and specialising in this alone allows concentration of expertise in a defined anatomical area”.


  • Weekly Clinics


Current posts

  • Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport
  • Honorary Clinical Tutor, Cardiff Medical / Dental School


Other interests

He lives in Cardiff with his partner Jayne a GP, and their two young children, Rhys and Jessica who are all Welsh speakers forcing him to keep up! In his spare time he is an avid sports fan particularly rugby and has recently taken up cycling.

Member of

  • British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Association of Facial Plastic Surgeons


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

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

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