Mr Ashley Cole

Mr Ashley Cole

Sheffield Orthopedics Limited (Bupa Accredited Consultant Group)

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery 03561465


  • Bupa Platinum consultant
  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
Bupa Platinum consultant
Fee assured
Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Spine

About me

I have been a Consultant Spinal Surgeon at the Sheffield Children’s and Northern General Hospitals in Sheffield from 2003. Since 2005 my colleagues and I have trained many Spinal Fellows in adult and paediatric spinal surgery, equipping them with the skills they need to be Spinal Consultants.
Whilst on the BASS Executive between 2010 and launch in 2012, I co-developed the British Spine Registry with Lee Breakwell. I became the first Chair of a BOA group developing the newer Orthopaedic Registries (TORUS). Since 2005, I have been the Spinal Chair of the Orthopaedic Expert Working Group advising the NHS on spinal coding, healthcare resource groups and tariff. After being a member of the last Spinal Taskforce in 2010/11, I became Chair of the Spinal Services Clinical Reference Group advising NHS England on commissioning specialised spinal and spinal cord injuries. During this role between 2012 and 2019, we introduced a national service specification for specialised spinal surgery and developed the Regional Spinal Networks which have continued to flourish. I am currently President of the British Scoliosis Society and Chief Investigator of the NIHR HTA funded Bracing Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (BASIS) study, a multi-centre RCT comparing full-time versus night-time bracing.

Areas of interest

spinal surgery; spine surgery; neck surgery; cervical spine surgery; Back pain; Low Back Pain; Sciatica; Scoliosis; Cervical spine (diseases and disorders of); neck pain; Brachalgia; Lumbar spine (diseases and disorders of)

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Procedures completed

  • A5755

    Nerve Root Block +/- Image Guidance (including Bilateral) LUMBAR - (5-50)

    Spire Claremont Hospital (5-50)

  • V2542

    Posterior excision of disc prolapse with undercutting facetectomy +/- decompression - lumbar region (1 or 2 levels) - (1-5)

    Spire Claremont Hospital (1-5)

  • V2540

    Posterior excision of disc prolapse (including microdiscectomy +/- decompression) - lumbar region (1 or 2 levels) - (1-5)

    Spire Claremont Hospital (1-5)

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