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Andrew Cole: Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Shoulder specialist, Southampton, Hampshire

Andrew Cole
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Shoulder specialist, Southampton, Hampshire: Andrew Cole


Mr Andrew Cole, BSc (Hons) Physiology and Pathology, MB.BS, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Tr and Orth) is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust and is a specialist shoulder surgeon.


Mr Cole runs his private orthopaedic clinic at the Spire Hospital, Southampton, and The Nuffield Hampshire Hospital. He is a shoulder specialist and is an expert in open shoulder surgery and the newer techniques of arthroscopic surgery.  


Andrew Cole studied medicine at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School ( now part of Imperial College) at the University of London. He qualified with a BSc (Hons) in 1987 and as a Doctor in 1990. After a period in London including Demonstrating anatomy at Queen Mary and Westfield College, Mr Cole underwent his basic surgical training in Bristol and was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Eng) in 1994.


Mr. Cole continued his orthopaedic training in Oxford, gaining experience at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, an internationally acclaimed Institution for specialist orthopaedic surgery and also gained extensive trauma experience at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. During his training Mr. Cole developed an interest in shoulder and trauma surgery. He undertook specialist fellowships in shoulder surgery in Oxford and trauma surgery at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada.


Mr. Cole took up his Consultant post at Southampton in 2001 as a specialist shoulder surgeon and has developed and expanded the service since then.


He was awarded the prestigious European travelling fellowship from the British Elbow and Shoulder Society in 2001.


Other professional activities:


Education and training

Since his appointment, Mr Cole has maintained a significant interest in the education and training of future doctors. He is Deputy Programme Director of the Regional Orthopaedic Training Programme for Wessex and has been elected Regional Specialty Advisor in Orthopaedic Surgery for the Royal College of Surgeons (Eng). He is on the teaching faculty for the AO foundation and is on the UK education committee for the OTC (Osteosynthesis and Trauma Care Foundation). Mr Cole is an active participant as faculty member of a number of national and international courses on all aspects of shoulder surgery. He has been invited to examine for the FRCS (tr and Orth) exam for the Royal College Of Surgeons.



Mr Cole has previously published research in international journals covering aspects of shoulder and elbow surgery and trauma. He has written chapters in the Oxford Textbook of Orthopaedic Surgery and Medicolegal Reporting. Mr Cole currently reviews shoulder papers for the British Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.



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Date of registration:

 01 Aug 1991


Accreditation and admitting rights at private hospitals

Mr Andrew Cole is an accredited consultant for the UK's leading private healthcare providers and private hospitals, including Spire Healthcare

Nuffield admitting rights
Spire admitting rights


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Chris Plomer (Personal assistant)

Spire Hospital, Tremona Close, Southampton, SO16 6UY

Tel: 02380 914450

Fax: 02380 914450

Email: chris.plomer@spirehealthcare.com 

Website: www.southamptonshoulderclinic.co.uk


Areas of expertise

Qualifications and memberships

Places of work

NHS Treatment

Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, Tremona Road, Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom, SO16 6YD


Private Treatment

The Spire Hospital, Southampton, Chalybeate Close, (off Tremona Road), Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 6UY


Tuesdays 8am-12.30 (2nd and 3rd Tuesdays)

Thursday 2-5pm Hampshire Nuffield Hospital

alt Thurs)

Friday mornings (alt weeks) Spire Hospital


Nuffield Hamshire Hospital, Winchester Road, Chandler's Ford, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO53 2DW


Monday 6 - 8pm

Tuesdays 2 - 5pm Hampshire (1st,3rd 5th Tuesdays)

Thursday 2 - 5pm Hampshire Nuffield Hospital

alt Thurs)


BMI The Sarum Road Hospital, Sarum Road, Winchester, SO22 5HA


Arrangements can be made for appointments at Sarum road if required.