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About Heath Taylor

Mr Heath P Taylor MB BS B Sc FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Specialist In Foot & Ankle Surgery

Former President of The British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society

GMC Number 4114046

Mr Taylor qualified from Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School in 1994. His postgraduate surgical training was carried out in London on the North West Thames Specialist Registrar training programme, including working at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital & Charing Cross Hospital, both being internationally renowned Teaching Hospitals.

At the end of his training, he carried out sub-speciality fellowship training in complex foot and ankle surgery at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore. The RNOH is a world famous centre of excellence for complex orthopaedic surgery. He gained vast experience in treating all forms of complex foot and ankle conditions, with patients being referred from hospitals around the country, as well as internationally.

He was appointed to the Royal Bournemouth Hospital and Poole Hospital in 2004 as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a specialist interest in complex foot and ankle surgery. Mr Taylor’s current practice is almost exclusively related to conditions of the foot and ankle. This includes the management of complex trauma of the foot and ankle, as well as treating high level athletes and professional sportsmen and women.

He also takes an active role in training the next generation of Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeons. Mr Taylor has previously been voted as the Wessex Region Trainer of the Year. This prestigious award is voted for by the Orthopaedic trainees and is given to the Consultant in the region who has made the greatest contribution to training in the previous year. He also hosts visiting surgeons wishing to learn complex Foot and Ankle surgical techniques.

Mr Taylor has been an invited lecturer at local, national and international meetings and in 2019, Mr Taylor was invited to be a member of faculty at the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society’s prestigious annual conference, where he lectured on ankle replacement, as well as surgical techniques for complex ankle fractures.

In November 2019, Mr Taylor was elected as President of the British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, having been a member of council for the previous seven years. He advises on matters of national policy, ensuring that the highest standards of treatment are offered to patients suffering with foot & ankle conditions.
  • Dear Heath. I wanted to draw your attention to this lady’s really excellent clinical result, combined with technically extremely well performed surgery of quite a significant bunion. She has signed... Mr G. Poole
  • It is just a year since I had the revision on my right ankle, when an In-Bone replacement was fitted. I have reached the point in my recovery when I can go for a walk for several miles without any... Mr G, Dorset
  • Thank you so much! How pleased I am since you fused my severely arthritic ankle. There are no signs of a limp whatsoever. I am absolutely delighted with the outcome….tripping the light... D, Poole
  • Having suffered longstanding ankle pain after a running injury three decades ago, I embarked on an ankle fusion in January 2019 by Mr Heath Taylor. He had told me a decade ago that I will know when... Mrs M. Bournemouth
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