Nick Birch FRCS (ORTH)

Nick Birch is a Consultant Spinal Specialist and Bone Health Specialist and OsteoscanUK‘s co-founder and MD. His GMC number is 3086328.
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 in Stanmore and also at 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 1997 to 2002 he developed his specialist interest in spinal conditions and from 2002 onwards became a full-time spinal specialist.
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 world-wide. He is the Spine Specialist Editor for The Bone and Joint Journal. He is a Fellow of the British Orthopaedic Association and a member of the Royal Osteoporosis Society, both organisations being leading partners in the National Osteoporosis Guidelines Group (NOGG).
So if you book a scan appointment with us, you get an appointment with this man.
He carries out the REMS scans on you himself and will answer all the questions you might have about your bone health. Bring in your old DEXA results and go through them with him, comparing and contrasting with the REMS scans you’ve just had done.
He has over 30 years of bone health knowledge – so there isn’t much he doesn’t know about.
It’s as simple as that.
GMC number: 3086328.