Consultant Profile

Professor Ashley  Blom

Professor Ashley  Blom  MBChB MD PhD FRCS FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Practicing at:
Spire Bristol Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Arthroscopy
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Hip Revision Surgery
    • Hip Surgery
    • Knee Surgery
Special clinical interests:

Hip and knee replacement

Research interests:

Professor Blom is Head of Orthopaedic Research for the University of Bristol and Chairman of the North Bristol NHS Trust Research Committee. Research interests include improving the patient experience of joint replacement, improving the safety and longevity of joint replacements and preventing and treating infection.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Professor and Head of Orthopaedic Surgery University of Bristol

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Royal College of Surgeons
British Orthopaedic Association
British Hip Society
European Hip Society

Financial interests/shares:

Holds less than 0.1% of the shares in Spire Healthcare Group plc. 

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
07748 374208
Private secretary:
Vicky Hillman
Private secretary telephone number:
0117 974 6454
Private secretary fax:
0117 980 4055
Private secretary email address:
Personal email address:
Thursday afternoon
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Professor Blom undertakes hip and knee replacement, including revision hip replacement and hip resurfacing, as well as knee arthroscopy at the Spire Hospital. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and a member of both the British and European Hip Societies. He has been awarded two doctoral degrees by the University of Bristol, one in making artificial bone from ceramics and the other in preventing infection after joint replacements. He is currently leading a £2m government funded research programme into improving the patients’ experience of joint replacement. The first phase of this is a trial into decreasing peri-operative pain. Professor Blom has published over 50 peer review scientific articles on various aspects of Orthopaedic Surgery in leading international journals

Personal profile:

Professor Blom is married to Catalina Estela who is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon in Bristol.

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