Treatment restrictions due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

As part of our longstanding relationship, we are proud to be dedicating our resources to the NHS at this important time. As a result many of our treatments are currently suspended and we are reviewing all planned procedures and consultations. We are making every effort to talk to impacted patients and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Mr John Hardy

Mr John Hardy

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
BSc, MB BS, MD, FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Orth)

Practising at

Spire Bristol Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr John Hardy at Spire include:


Other treatments

Orthopaedic surgery: Sports injury.

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Professional profile

I am a full-time private consultant in orthopaedics and trauma at Spire Bristol Hospital and the Cromwell Hospital. I am registered with all healthcare insurers and accept private GP and sports injury clinic referrals. I specialise in knee, hand surgery and sports medicine.

I was awarded the sought after MD in 1997. This was completed over a four year period and included the publication of a thesis on fracture healing. In this work I characterised two of the most accurate measurements of fracture healing available. I continue to publish research and articles on current orthopaedic practice. My research has been cited in standard orthopaedic texts and I have participated as an author in the reference book used by all UK surgical trainees. I have been invited to present my research following peer review at home and abroad.

I am now able to offer my patients, during consultation, a range of knee braces and supports:

I have had a broad training and wide experience in orthopaedic and trauma surgery. I have been awarded The Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training and am therefore privileged to be listed in the General Medical Council Specialist Register. I am a recognised 'provider' in the Advanced Trauma Life Support Scheme.

I have published the outcome of a personally treated series of 100 footballers who had broken their shins during the sport. I now lecture to clubs on the prevention of injury in sport and have advised the British Standards Institute on protective clothing in sport. I am a member of the British Orthopaedic Association and British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma Association.

I am unable to see patients with Domestic BUPA, PruHealth or AXA PPP insurance unless you opt to self pay as these companies will not meet my standard fees or allow me to claim the shortfall from patients insured under these policies. All other internationally insured, UK insured and self-pay customers are welcome to see me.

Clinical Interests

Knee surgery
Sports injury

Special clinical interests: Trauma; arthritis surgery; arthroscopy; fractures and fracture healing.

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Fellow Royal College of Surgeons
British Orthopaedic Association
British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma Association

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Current NHS posts

Clinical Teacher, University of Bristol.

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Personal Profile

I am a keen painter in both oil and water colours.

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Financial Interests

Holds less than 0.1% of the issued share capital of Spire Healthcare Group. Owns 10% of Sport and Orthopaedic Clinic (Bristol) Limited which owns 100% of an ESWT Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Machine machine used at the hospital.

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Private contact details

Telephone 0117 317 1793 ext 202
Private secretary Tobias Gamester
Private secretary telephone 0117 317 1793 ext 202
Private secretary email