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October 2020 - Daily Mail Article - advice given on bunion surgery

Mr Taylor, in his capacity as President Elect of The British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, was interviewed by the Daily Mail for an article on delays in bunion surgery. He advised on the causes of bunions, as the article is related to an interview with Terri Dwyer, the TV presenter and actor, who is suffering with bunions. He also discussed the decision making process, as regards the timing of surgery. READ THE FULL ARTICLE


October 2020 - Private Hospitals Update

As the local Corona Virus lockdown has been eased, the capacity for both private out-patients and surgery has increased. We are now able to offer regular, prompt, out-patient appointments, as well as more frequent, scheduled operating lists. At present, the waiting time for private surgical procedures by Mr Taylor is a small number of weeks, depending on the complexity of the surgery required. Urgent private cases can now usually be accommodated at short notice. Further information can be obtained from Jan, Mr Taylor's secretary - please do get in touch with any queries.


June 2020 - Corona Virus Update (3)

We are pleased to advise that there is now capacity to carry out face to face out-patient consultations in the local private hospitals, as well as continuing with telephone consultations, where required. There are also now procedures in place to begin operating in the private sector, with the aim being to start a limited amount of private operating by the end of July, slowly increasing in volume into August.

The recommendation initially is to operate on patients below the age of 65, with no significant medical problems, apart from patients presenting with urgent conditions. If you have been listed for surgery, Mr Taylor will discuss this with you in more detail. Do check back here regularly for continuing updates.


June 2020 - Corona Virus Update (2)

At present, the Corona virus situation continues to prevent the routine running of out-patient clinics or operating lists, either in the NHS or private sector. Mr Taylor is still offering private consultations via telephone or video call and these have been approved for funding by the majority of private medical insurance companies.

It is hoped that clinics may begin later this month, most likely on a reduced capacity basis, to ensure appropriate social distancing is maintained. In an emergency, Mr Taylor can be contacted via the usual number - 01202 551144. Please continue to check back here for regular updates and stay safe everyone.


April 2020 - Corona Virus Update (1)

With the ongoing Corona virus situation, unfortunately it is not possible to run clinics or operating lists in the usual fashion. Mr Taylor is still offering telephone consultations to avoid patients having to attend the hospitals unless absolutely necessary. He is still working in the trauma service at Poole Hospital and can be seen here, in full PPE, in the operating theatre. Stay safe everyone... Read More

March 2020 - Member of teaching faculty, BOFAS Foot & Ankle Course, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Mr Taylor was part of the teaching faculty, along with local east African and UK surgeons, at this charity sponsored foot and ankle course, held at the Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute in Dar es Salaam. He gave lectures on ankle fractures, diabetic foot conditions and neurological foot deformity. He also led small group discussions on patients presenting with complex foot and ankle conditions and provided teaching on surgical approaches to the foot and ankle... Read More

November 2019 - Elected as President of The British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (BOFAS)

Having spent seven years as a member of BOFAS Council, Mr Taylor has recently been elected as President of BOFAS. He will serve one year as President elect, followed by a year as President. The culmination of this will be his hosting the annual conference in Bournemouth, in November 2021. This meeting, the largest foot and ankle surgery meeting in the UK, is attended by over 500 delegates and provides excellent training and education to its members.

September 2019 - Member of Faculty - American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS)

Mr Taylor was an invited member of faculty for AOFAS. This prestigious annual meeting, the largest specialist foot & ankle surgical meeting in the world, was held in Chicago. He spoke in the Surgical Tips section, giving a talk on surgical techniques for the management of complex unstable ankle ligament injuries... Read More

September 2019 - Talk on Complex Ankle Replacement, Wright Medical Meeting, Chicago

Mr Taylor was invited by Wright Medical to present to an audience of around 100 American & international surgeons at an evening meeting and complex case discussion. He presented a number of complex cases, giving advice on the management of such cases. This was a very enjoyable meeting, with excellent educational content.

July 2019 - Surgical Workshop on External Fixator for Complex Ankle Fractures - Poole Hospital

Mr Taylor, with the assistance of his senior trainees, organised a surgical workshop, providing training to members of the trauma unit at Poole Hospital, in the correct application of external fixators for complex ankle fractures. Feedback was excellent and we plan to repeat this workshop intermittently, to ensure continuing high standards of care are provided to our patients. Read More

May 2019 - Stanmore & AFAF Courses - Invited Member of Teaching Faculty

Mr Taylor was an invited member of the teaching faculty for two excellent courses. In early May, he lectured on sesamoid disorders at the renowned RNOH Stanmore Foot & Ankle Course. This annual course, that Mr Taylor has lectured on for many years, as part of an international invited faculty, was yet again very enjoyable. He also ran a surgical workshop on advanced surgical techniques for bunion correction. Read More

November 2018 - BOFAS Annual Meeting - First Prize Podium Presentation

Mr Taylor attended the British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society annual meeting. He is the Treasurer & member of council for BOFAS and takes a major role in organising the meeting. The academic content of the meeting was very educational, including sessions on a wide range of foot & ankle conditions. Read More
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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