Curriculum Vitae

John Hutchinson was appointed Spinal Consultant in Bristol in 2000.

He has an NHS practice operating at Southmead Hospital, the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, and occasionally in Weston-Super-Mare.

He treats both children and adults. He has a practice which tends to specialise in the more complex problems affecting the spine and offers surgical treatment of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine.

Having finished his orthopaedic training he had specialist training in Oswestry, Hartsill, Adelaide – Australia and Nottingham where he was the national spine fellow.

He has been invited to lecture in more than 15 countries on four separate continents around the world. He has developed spinal implants that are sold throughout the world and is an examiner to the four world surgical colleges in Great Britain and Ireland.

In 2011 he was voted one of the top ten surgeons in the UK in a poll carried out by a national newspaper of other spinal surgeons in the country.


Mr Hutchinson has provided medical reports for personal injury and medical negligence over the last twenty years, and has given expert advice on cases throughout Britain and overseas.

One of the commonest areas of alleged negligence in which he now regularly acts as an expert is that of cauda equina syndrome. He has recently published a chapter on Fractures of the cervical spine in Medicolegal Reporting in Orthopaedic Trauma, 4th Edition, 2010 by Fogg and Foy which is the premier UK publication on Orthopaedic Medico legal work.