Professor Nick London


BChir, MB, MA, MD, FRCS(Tr and Orth)

GMC number: 3440687

Practising since: 1989


Orthopaedic surgery

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Professor Nick London is an expert knee surgeon with particular expertise in sports injuries and knee replacement surgery. He has extensive experience, developed over 17 years as a consultant, and has performed thousands of arthroscopic (key-hole) surgeries, ACL reconstructions and knee replacements. As a leading knee replacement surgeon, his personal experience of more than 5,000 operations includes more than 1,600 partial knee replacements, thousands of total knee replacements and many complex revision procedures.

Professor London offers a complete service to all orthopaedic knee conditions from those developing in children and adolescents, through sports injuries in athletes of all abilities (elite professionals to ‘weekend warriors’) and ultimately to knee replacement in patients with severe arthritis.

In addition to working with elite sportsmen (in rugby, football, cricket etc…) he has a particular interest in managing the young, active patient with arthritis and works with the orthopaedic industry to develop and evaluate the latest treatments and techniques.

Following training at Cambridge University, a Yorkshire surgical rotation and a Fellowship year in Australia, he was appointed Consultant in Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery at Harrogate District Hospital in 2000 and maintains a busy and active NHS practice. In addition to clinical practice, he has extensive teaching, training, development and research commitments.

In 2018 he was appointed Visiting Professor to the Carnegie School of Sport at Leeds Beckett University. 

Professor Nick London specialises in the following treatments, tests and scans at Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital:

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Professor Nick London in the news:

Read this case study about a patient of Prof. London who underwent partial knee replacement surgery (opens in Facebook)

Prof. Nick London features in The Daily Mail's Good Doctors Guide: read the guide.

Prof. Nick London talks to the Yorkshire Evening Post about partial knee replacements

Other interests

Professor London lectures and teaches about knee surgery procedures and developments worldwide.  This includes convening regular workshops in the UK and across Europe to train consultant colleagues and senior trainees.  He regularly hosts visiting surgeons interested in learning specialised surgical procedures.

In 2011, he was elected to membership of The European Knee Associates (EKA). Following this he became a founder member of the prestigious European Knee Society. This exciting society aims to advance knee arthritis surgery and education by bringing together European opinion leaders and holds regular open and closed meetings.

Treatments and tests offered by Professor Nick London at Nuffield Health

  • Knee replacement revision
  • Knee replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA)
  • Chondroplasty
  • Meniscectomy for meniscus tear
  • PCL reconstruction
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair
  • Osteotomy
  • Cartilage resurfacing
  • Arthroscopy
  • Joint resurfacing
  • Tibial osteotomy
  • Cartilage reconstruction
  • Arthroplasty

Locations Professor Nick London works with

Related experience


Nick London has produced multiple, peer-reviewed publications in the field of knee surgery. His broad research portfolio includes:

  • Management of ACL injuries in children
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Anatomical gender differences at knee replacement
  • Minimally invasive knee replacement vs. Conventional – RCT (a randomised controlled trial)
  • Load absorption for knee arthritis
  • Bilateral simultaneous knee replacement

He has worked closely with Zimmer, DePuy and Moximed (orthopaedic implant companies) and has consultancy, educational and developmental roles. Contracts with these companies are fully disclosed and approved by Harrogate District Foundation Trust, to avoid any potential conflict of interest.

‘Knee fellowships’ are competitive attachments to an expert consultant with a special interest in the treatment of knee conditions. Mr London spent a year in Brisbane working with two of Australia’s most experienced and renowned knee surgeons from 1999-2000.

In 2003 he set up an international fellowship in Harrogate to give senior orthopaedic trainees the opportunity to study knee surgery and be involved in ongoing research and development activities. This is a 6-month fellowship and has now attracted more than 16 knee fellows with both local and international backgrounds.


  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Association of Surgery of the Knee
  • British Orthopaedic and Sports Trauma Association
  • European Society of Sport Traumatology
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • International Cartilage Research Society
  • European Knee Associates

Other posts held

  • Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon, Harrogate District Foundation Trust
  • Visiting Professor at Leeds Beckett University

Insurers Professor Nick London works with

Professor Nick London works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Childsure
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • ESMI
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • Health-on-Line
  • HealthFund
  • InterGlobal
  • Medical Care Direct
  • PHC
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • WPA


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

Professor Nick London does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

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