About me

DrWatsonDr. N. Andrew Watson

I was a principal in general practice between 1979 and 1982 during which time I trained with Dr James Cyriax and Dr Ronald Barbor (two of the founding fathers of orthopaedic medicine). Between 1982 and 2009 I worked as a full time musculo-skeletal and sports medicine physician, practising privately in Nottingham and London. I have also worked as an NHS orthopaedic physician for various PCT’s (NHS Primary Care Trusts) in the East Midlands.

Since 2009, and the end of 2013, I have divided my time between musculo-skeletal medicine and working within NHS pain clinics. Working with these NHS pain clinics has provided me with many opportunities to widen and hone my skills and develop further my understanding of how to treat patients with a range of pain in different areas of the body. Since 70% of all patients with long-term pain are suffering from musculo-skeletal pain I have had the opportunity to work with a diverse group of patients.

I have worked with a number of professional sportsmen and women and am presently the musculo-skeletal physician for Nottingham Panthers ice hockey team.

I was the President of the Society of Orthopaedic Medicine for 7 years and have been a past chairman for the Society. I am presently the musculo-skeletal physician working in the Nottingham Bupa Wellness Clinic.

I offer a prompt and personalised service for painful spines, joints, ligaments, muscles and tendons and have specialised in this field since 1982.

My approach is simple: identify the problem quickly and correct or improve it with the minimum number of visits. In this way the patient avoids the expense of long courses of treatment and routine checkups. Our service is designed to centre on you, your needs and most importantly, your pain and how to remove it.