Mr Simon Richards

MB BS, FRCS, FRCS (Tr and Orth)


Special interest in wrist and hand surgery.

Mr Richards trained at The Royal London Hospital School, qualifying as a doctor in 1992. Basic surgical training was completed in various London teaching hospitals. Mr Richards achieved the fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1996.

Mr Richards Orthopaedic Registrar training was on the North-West Thames programme based at The Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. He then completed two fellowship training posts. The first was at The Mater Hospital, Sydney Australia. This was a Hip and Knee Replacement surgery Fellowship under the supervision of Mr Bill Walters.

On returning to the UK  Mr Richards completed a fellowship in his area of specialist interest of Upper Limb Surgery, at the renowned Pulvertaft Unit at The Derby Royal Infirmary, under the supervision of Professor Frank Burke.

He commenced his Consultant Orthopaedic post at Bournemouth and Poole in September 2004.

Mr Richards Orthopaedic work is focused on his areas of clinical interest, thus a large proportion of work is of the Hand / Wrist, Elbow and Shoulder. Conditions treated include all types of arthritis, nerve compressions (such as Carpal tunnel Syndrome), lumps and bumps, Dupuytrens disease, and trauma (fractures and soft tissue injuries). Surgical techniques include  joint replacements and arthroscopic (key-hole) surgery. Mr Richards specialises in the following treatments:


  • Weekly Monday AM & PM


Current posts

  • Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital
  • Royal Bournemouth Hospital
  • Poole General Hospital

Member of

  • British Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Medical Defence Union


Mr Simon Richards 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
  • WPA

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

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

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