Treatment restrictions due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Mr Richard Ashpole

Mr Richard Ashpole


Practising at

Spire Leicester Hospital

Spire Nottingham Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Richard Ashpole at Spire include:


Other treatments

Neurosurgery: Back pain, Brain tumours, Degenerative spine, Hydrocephalus, Lumbar spine disorders, Neck pain, Spinal surgery, artificial cervical disc replacement.

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Professional profile

I have a general neurosurgical practice including subarachnoid haemorrhage, head injuries, tumours and spinal disease.

My interests are in spinal disease, particularly lumbar spine, microdiscectomy and artificial cervical discs; and also in the management of various types of hydrocephalus.

I have been a college examiner and question setter for the FRCS (Neurosurgery) exam and am currently secretary of the Intercollegiate Surgical Board in Neurosurgery (ISBN).

I am director of my own medical instrument, device and design company, Neurodesign, I have designed a set of surgical instruments for implanting artificial cervical discs as well as a unique craniotomy simulator for teaching neurosurgical techniques which is used at Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham and in a number of teaching hospitals across the UK.

Clinical Interests

Special Clinical Interests: Spinal surgery including microdiscectomy, Hydrocephalus, Artificial cervical discs.

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Qualification and professional memberships

BSc / St Thomas' Hospital Medical School / 1981
Bachelor of Science in Neurosciences

MB BS / St Thomas' Hospital Medical School / 1984
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

FRCS (SN) / London / 1994
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England

FRCS (Eng) / London / 1998
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England

Professional memberships

Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons
Society of British Neurological Surgeons
Society for Research into Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Neurosurgeon, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham

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Private contact details

Telephone For appointments at Spire Leicester please call 0116 265 3685 or for Spire Nottingham call 0115 937 7735
Private secretary Ruth Thompson
Private secretary telephone 0737 708 2803
Private secretary email