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Mr Tom Pollard

Mr Tom Pollard

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
MD FRCS (Tr&Orth) MRCS (Eng) MBChB BSc (Hons)

Practising at

Spire Dunedin Hospital

Spire Thames Valley Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Tom Pollard at Spire include:

Orthopaedics

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Professional profile

Mr Tom Pollard qualified in medicine at the University of Bristol, after being awarded a BSc for research in pathology and microbiology. Following basic surgical training, which included plastic and cardiothoracic surgery, his specialist orthopaedic training was on the Oxford programme. During this he gained an MD for a thesis on the causes, investigation, and treatment of early osteoarthritis of the hip, and was appointed as Clinical Lecturer in Orthopaedic and Trauma surgery at the University of Oxford.

Fellowship training was at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, Reading, where he developed his specialist skills in hip arthroscopy, and hip and knee replacement and revision surgery. Thereafter he was invited to stay in the department as a locum Consultant from January 2012, prior to gaining a substantive Consultant appointment there in November 2012 and joining Spire Dunedin Hospital in January 2013.

Mr Pollard’s pioneering research has been recognised by winning two of the first three annual awards made by the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy, and has gained him an international reputation in the cause and treatment of young adult hip conditions. He is regularly invited to lecture both nationally and internationally, and teaches on hip arthroscopy courses.


Clinical Interests


Young adult hip problems including femoroacetabular impingement, dysplasia, labral tears and early osteoarthritis, and their treatment using arthroscopic techniques. Primary and Revision hip and knee replacement surgery, and knee arthroscopy.

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

British Hip Society
International Society for Hip Arthroscopy
British Orthopaedic Association

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading

Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Oxford

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Personal Profile

Tom went to school in nearby Abingdon, and was a keen sportsman, playing cricket for Oxfordshire throughout this period. He is now married with two children, and enjoys providing the same level of support for their sporting development as he received himself.

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Private contact details

Telephone 0118 922 6915
Private secretary Sara Foley
Private secretary telephone 0118 922 6915
Private secretary fax 0118 986 9262
Private secretary email sara.foley@circlereading.co.uk