Mr Robert Neil Slater


MA, MB, BChir, FRCS , FRCS(Orth)

GMC number: 2845786


Orthopaedic surgery

Consultation times

  • 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month AM
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01892 531 111


Mr Slater is currently a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS trust. He is experienced in carrying out a wide range of spinal procedures.

Mr Slater was born in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1957. He attended the Haberdashers’ Aske’s School in Hertfordshire, where he won a open scholarship to Cambridge University to study Medical Sciences.  Mr Slater graduated with a 2:1 with first class passes in Physiology and Social Anthropology. After graduation, he continued his studies at Guy’s Hospital Medical School and completed training at Guy’s/St Thomas’/King’s college hospitals.

Following this training in 1994 he took his current post at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS trust and is also a member of the SE Thames Trauma and Orthopaedic Training Committee.

Special interests

Lumbar Spine, Coccyx and Cervical Spine

Other interests

Musculoskeletal Trauma

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Robert Neil Slater at Nuffield Health

  • Ingrown toenail (and ingrown toenail surgery)
  • Lumbar discectomy
  • Manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA)
  • Removal of spinal hardware
  • Spinal (lumbar) Decompression
  • Medial facetectomy
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Peripheral nerve surgery
  • Amputations
  • Achilles repair or reconstruction
  • Nerve surgery
  • Hand surgery
  • Laminectomy
  • Interspinous implant
  • Cubital tunnel release

Locations Mr Robert Neil Slater works with

Related experience


  1. Mucobilia: an unusual cause of jaundice. Hadjis NS, Slater RN, Blumgart LH. Br J Surg. 1987 Jan;74(1):48-9. No abstract available. PMID: 3828734
  2. Delayed arterial injury after hip replacement. Slater RN, Edge AJ, Salman A. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1989 Aug;71(4):699. No abstract available. PMID: 2670952
  3. Flail penis: a complication of 'open-book' pelvic fracture. Selmon GP, Lewis SG, Slater RN, Reddy PJ. Injury. 1999 Nov;30(9):641-2. No abstract available. PMID: 10707236
  4. Successful 1-stage exchange total knee arthroplasty for fungal infection. Selmon GP, Slater RN, Shepperd JA, Wright EP. J Arthroplasty. 1998 Jan;13(1):114-5. PMID: 9493549
  5. The pentothal test in the management of orthopaedic patients with hysterical illness. Cornell MS, Ahktar T, Slater RN, Walker CJ. J R Soc Med. 1996 Jan;89(1):37P-8P. PMID: 8709083
  6. Free fibular bone grafting for femoral neck fractures: precise graft placement using a 'cannulated screw' technique. Slater RN, Gore R, Slater GJ. J R Coll Surg Edinb. 1993 Dec;38(6):376-7. PMID: 7509412
  7. Central lumbar disc prolapse following chiropractic manipulation: a call for audit of 'alternative practice'. Slater RN, Spencer JD. J R Soc Med. 1992 Oct;85(10):637-8. No abstract available. PMID: 1433048
  8. Traumatic hip dislocation with ipsilateral femoral shaft fracture in a child: an 'open and closed' case. Slater RN, Allen PR. Injury. 1992;23(1):60-1. No abstract available. PMID: 1541506
  9. Observations on the intrinsic blood supply to the human patella: disruption correlated with articular surface degeneration. Slater RN, Spencer JD, Churchill MA, Bridgeman GP, Brookes M. J R Soc Med. 1991 Oct;84(10):606-7. PMID: 1744843
  10. Fixation of undisplaced femoral neck fractures using a cannulated screw system: technique of minimal trauma. Slater RN. J R Coll Surg Edinb. 1989 Feb;34(1):52-3. No abstract available. PMID: 2709361
  11. Detection of hypertension in accident and emergency departments. Slater RN, DaCruz DJ, Jarrett LN. Arch Emerg Med. 1987 Mar;4(1):7-9. PMID: 3580078


  • British Medical Association
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Association of Spinal Surgeons

Other post held

  • Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

Insurers Mr Robert Neil Slater works with

Mr Robert Neil Slater works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Allianz
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa Global
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • Cigna International
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • Healix Healthcare
  • Healix
  • Healthcare RM
  • Health-on-Line
  • Medical Care Direct
  • PHC
  • Police Mutual
  • Simplyhealth
  • Standard Life
  • The Exeter Friendly
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


Mr Robert Neil Slater does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Robert Neil Slater does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

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