Professor Robert Ashford


MB BS (Lon), FRCS (TrOrth), FRCS (Glas), MD

GMC number: 3678668

Practising since: 1992


Orthopaedic surgery

Consultation times

  • 2nd Monday AM
  • 5th Tuesday PM
  • 4th Thursday PM
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Nuffield Health Leicester Hospital welcomes to its team of experts Professor Robert Ashford Consultant Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal Tumour Surgeon. 

Professor Ashford has been an orthopaedic surgeon since 1992 and is the only surgeon in Leicestershire to have received the American-British-Canadian Fellowship. Joining us from Univesity Hospitals of Leicester and the East-midlands sarcoma service, Professor Ashford brings not only his expertise but also a wealth of knowledge to his clinics at Nuffield Health. 

Professor Ashford offers a specialist range of services which include a One-Stop Lump and Bumps, Management of Musculoskeletal Tumours which includes assessment, surveillance, and surgical management, along with Knee Arthroscopy, Knee Replacement and Hip Replacement Surgery at Nuffield Health Leicester Hospital.

Special interests

Professor Robert Ashford's main interest is within Musculoskeletal Oncology, Sarcoma, Bone Metastases, Hip Arthroplasty, Hip Replacements & Knee Surgery.

Personal interests

As a Tigers season ticket holder and a  lover of good food Professor Ashford can often be found with his two children supporting his local team. 

Treatments and tests offered by Professor Robert Ashford at Nuffield Health

  • Knee replacement
  • Soft tissue lump service
  • Arthroscopy
  • Hip replacement
  • Arthroplasty

Locations Professor Robert Ashford works with

Related experience


During his career Professor Ashford has maintained research interests in Clinical Outcomes, Palliative Osteopathic Surgery and all aspects of Musculoskeletal Tumors. 


  • British Medical Association
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Orthopaedic Oncology Society
  • British Sarcoma Group
  • British Associate of Surgical Oncology
  • British Hip Society
  • British Associate of Surgery to the Knee
  • International Society of Limb Salvage

Other posts held

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at University Hospitals of Leicester
  • Honorary Consultant Sarcoma Surgeon at Nottingham University Hospitals
  • Honorary Professor, Leicester Cancer Research Centre

Insurers Professor Robert Ashford works with

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

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Health-on-Line
  • Medical Care Direct
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • WPA


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

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

Professor Robert Ashford has the following interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital: Professor Robert Ashford owns a Shockwave Therapy machine which is located at Nuffield Health Leicester Hospital.

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