Professor Robert Middleton


GMC number: 3326088

Practising since: 1989


Orthopaedic surgery

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Robert Middleton studied medicine at Cambridge University before moving to Guys Hospital in London to complete his medical training. He trained as a surgeon at a number of teaching hospitals including Kings College Hospital, University College Hospital and The Middlesex Hospital. His orthopaedic surgical training was at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital at Stanmore. He completed this as a Senior Registrar at the Middlesex Hospital London.

He then trained internationally receiving an AO Trauma Fellowship to train and work in Fribourg in Switzerland. He was then awarded a travelling fellowship from both the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Kings Fund London to receive sub-specialist training in complex hip surgery at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in Australia. He was appointed as an Orthopaedic Consultant specialising in hip and revision hip surgery at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital in 1999.

He provides orthopaedic elective services specialising in hips at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital and is an Orthopaedic Trauma Consultant at Poole Hospital. In addition to providing clinical services for patients, he runs a well-recognised training programme for orthopaedic surgeons both in the UK and internationally to train in hip disorders. He lectures and runs workshops both nationally and internationally in the latest developments of hip surgery and surgical techniques. In 2008 he was appointed by the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement as Clinical Lead in hip and knee replacement in England.

Robert Middleton is involved in research and had held posts at the University of Adelaide and Australia as a visiting clinical lecturer and in 2008 was appointed as a visiting Fellow at Bournemouth University.

Professor Middleton specialises in the following treatments in Bournemouth:

Other interests

Knee Arthroscopy (keyhole surgery), knee replacement and orthopaedic trauma. Hip Replacement, Hip Arthroscopy, Hip Injections and Hip Revision Surgery.

Treatments and tests offered by Professor Robert Middleton at Nuffield Health

  • Manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA)
  • Hip revision
  • Hip replacement
  • Image guided joint injections
  • Bone Graft
  • Arthroplasty

Locations Professor Robert Middleton works with

Related experience


Robert Middleton leads a hip research team at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital specializing in international randomized controlled trials looking into hip replacement. He has published and lectured internationally on computer navigated surgery, minimally invasive surgery and hip resurfacing.

He is an expert in rapid improvement, organizational changes and clinical outcomes in hospitals and the healthcare sector. He lectures on Department of Health Workshops and his research work has been presented at conferences around the world.


  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Hip Society
  • Medical Defence Union

Other posts held

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Bournemouth Hospital
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Poole Hospital NHS Trust
  • Professor of Orthopaedics Bournemouth University
  • Head Orthopaedic Research Unit Bournemouth University

Insurers Professor Robert Middleton works with

Professor Robert Middleton works with the following private medical insurance providers:

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


Professor Robert Middleton does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Professor Robert Middleton has the following interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital:

Professor Robert Middleton is the director of a company that provides consultancy services to and has share options in Firstkind, a company that supplies devices called the Geko and Firefly (devices to stimulate calf muscles and reduce swelling). Professor Robert Middleton is also a designer of the Master SL hip stem manufactured by Lima, with whom he has a royalty contract in place.

Professor Robert Middleton does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.