Mr John Geoghegan

Consultant Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon

BMedSci, MB BS, MRCS (Ed), FRCS Ed (Tr & Orth)

Specialises in

  • Shoulder stabilisation & joint pain treatment
  • Elbow and Shoulder injuries
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Shoulder replacement surgery and arthroscopy
  • Sees adults and children aged 16 plus at Spire Nottingham Hospital

I qualified from Nottingham University Medical School in 1997, and trained in Nottingham and at the Derby Royal Infirmary before completing an upper limb fellowship at the Wrightington Upper Limb Unit in 2008. I was appointed as a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust in 2009. My sub-specialty is shoulder and elbow surgery.

I undertake primary, complex and revision shoulder arthroplasty in the young and elderly, and regularly receive tertiary referrals from other shoulder specialists. I have a very large arthroscopic, arthroplasty and trauma practice. I also have a special interest in shoulder injuries as well as degenerative conditions of the shoulder and elbow.

I am currently the clinical lead for elective shoulder and elbow surgery at The Nottingham Shoulder & Elbow Unit, Nottingham City Hospital and the clinical lead for shoulder trauma at the East Midlands Major Trauma Centre, Queens Medical Centre. I set up and run the East Midlands Specialist Orthopaedic Network for Shoulder & Elbow Arthroplasty.

I am a Member of the National Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM), at Loughborough University where I have a regular clinic. The NCSEM is an Olympic legacy project delivering education, research and clinical services in sport, exercise and physical activity. I regularly review elite athletes with sports injuries.

I have active roles in audit, research, teaching and training. My research interests include acute rotator cuff tears, shoulder injuries in athletes, proximal humeral fractures and shoulder arthroplasty. I am a Clinical Investigator for a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) shoulder replacement study. I regularly organise courses, lecture and demonstrate surgical techniques in shoulder surgery in the UK and Europe. I have been invited to give Instructional Course (Coventry 2017) and Masterclass Lectures (Glasgow 2018) for the British Elbow & Shoulder Society.


General Medical Council Number: C4428527

Treatment information

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


Other treatments

  • Soft tissue injuries of the shoulder
  • Degenerative and¬†osteoarthritic conditions of the shoulder
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Tennis elbow
  • Elbow degeneration
  • Elbow injuries

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Additional information

Shoulder surgery
Elbow surgery

BMedSci / Nottingham University Medical School, UK / 1995
Bachelor of Medical Science

BMBS / Nottingham University Medical School, UK / 1997
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MRCS / The Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh / 2001
Member of the Royal College of Surgeons

FRCS Ed (Tr & Ortho) / UK / 2007
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons

Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh)

British Orthopaedic Association

British Elbow & Shoulder Society

The National Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine

Nottingham Elective Orthopaedic Services

Professional leadership

Clinical lead for shoulder and elbow surgery at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust