East Midlands Spine Ltd
Delivering care to patients with spinal conditions in a timely, friendly and clinically proficient manner.
Your Consultant: Nick Birch FRCS (Orth)
East Midlands Spine Ltd (EMS) is the name of the clinic through which consultant spinal specialist Nick Birch FRCS (Orth) and his team deliver care to patients with spinal conditions in a timely, friendly and clinically proficient manner. The clinic has an excellent reputation for delivering effective service and quality across a wide range of spinal conditions.
This is based upon a primary focus of giving patients time to interactively explore their clinical symptoms, to have a comprehensive physical examination and then to fully understand the results of any relevant imaging.
Once a diagnosis has been made, a treatment plan is constructed based upon the most up-to-date, evidence-based options available. EMS staff are convinced that key to this treatment strategy is time, the precious commodity that patients so often are not afforded in other healthcare environments.
Nick trained in Cambridge and London in the 1980s and became a fellow of the Royal College of surgeons in 1989. His general orthopaedic training was at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Stanmore and the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead. His interest in spinal matters grew as he progressed through his training and he completed a formal Spinal Fellowship in 1995 prior to being appointed as a consultant at Northampton General Hospital in 1996.
From 1996 to 2002 he developed his specialist interest in spinal conditions and from 2002 onwards became a full-time spinal specialist. Since then he has run a very successful private spinal practice in Northamptonshire.
From early in his career Nick has taken a very significant interest in professional and patient education and he has widely published and lectured in the UK, Europe and worldwide. He is the Spine Specialty Editor for the Bone and Joint Journal and he is a member of the Associate Editorial Board of the European Spine Journal.
Since 2012 he has been the honorary treasurer of the United Kingdom Spine Societies Board (www.ukssb.com) and has had responsibility for co-organising BritSpine, the major biennial multidisciplinary spinal conference in the UK.
Contact and Booking Information
PA - Mr Samuel Alexander
Tel: 07526 778 596
(Mon - Thurs)
Practice Manager - Mrs Pam Birch
Tel: 07526 778 596
(Mon, Weds, Fri)