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Mr Tom Pollard - Orthopaedics

Mr Tom Pollard is an Orthopaedic Consultant at Berkshire Independant Hospital in Reading who specialises in hip and knee surgery.

Based at: Berkshire Independent Hospital | Get directions | Go to hospital website

Clinical interests

• Young adult hip problems
• Femoroacetabular impingement
• Dysplasia
• Labral tears and early osteoarthritis and their treatment using arthroscopic techniques
• Primary and revision hip and knee replacement surgery
• Knee arthroscopy

Private Practice Contact Details
Sarah Foley
07702 015855


Academic background

Mr Tom Pollard qualified in medicine at the University of Bristol, after being awarded a BSc for research in pathology and microbiology. Following basic surgical training, which included plastic and cardiothoracic surgery, his specialist orthopaedic training was on the Oxford programme.

During this he gained an MD for a thesis on the causes, investigation, and treatment of early osteoarthritis of the hip, and was appointed as Clinical Lecturer in Orthopaedic and Trauma surgery at the University of Oxford. Fellowship training was at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, Reading, where he developed his specialist skills in hip arthroscopy, and hip and knee replacement and revision surgery.

Thereafter he was invited to stay in the department as a locum Consultant from January 2012, prior to gaining a substantive Consultant appointment there in November 2012 and joining the Berkshire Independent Hospital in March 2013. Mr Pollard’s pioneering research has been recognised by winning two of the first three annual awards made by the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy, and has gained him an international reputation in the cause and treatment of young adult hip conditions. He is regularly invited to lecture both nationally and internationally, and teaches on hip arthroscopy courses.


Professional Memberships



NHS base

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Clinic Times

Weds evenings and Friday mornings

0118 402 2855