Mr. Jonathan J. R. Richardson FRCS

Consultant Colorectal & General Surgeon
Honorary Senior Lecturer, Institute of Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham MB, ChB, MRCS(Eng), PGCMedED, MD, FRCS(Eng)

  • Speciality: General Surgery
  • Sub Speciality: Colorectal Surgery
  • Special clinical interests: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Colonoscopy
  • Laparoscopic and Open Surgery for Colorectal Disease: Colorectal Cancer, Locally Advanced Colorectal Cancer, Anal Cancer, Diverticular Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease)
  • Coloproctology: Haemorrhoids, Haemorrhoidal Ligation Operation (HALO), Anal Fissure, Peri-anal Skin-tags, Peri-anal Sepsis (Peri-anal Abscess, Fistula-in-ano), Natal Cleft Sepsis (Pilonidal Abscess, Pilonidal Sinus), Rectal Prolapse
  • General Surgery: Appendicitis, Diagnostic Laparoscopy, Hernia Surgery (Inguinal Hernia, Femoral Hernia, Abdominal Wall Hernia, Incisional Hernia (including abdominal wall reconstruction), Para-stomal Hernia, Perineal Hernia, Recurrent Hernia), Benign Skin Lesions
  • Current NHS and /or University posts: Consultant Colorectal & General Surgeon, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, University Hospitals Birmingham
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer, Institute of Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham
  • Year of first medical qualification: 2005 (Entry to Specialist Register – General Surgery, 2017)
  • Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
    • General Medical Council
    • The Medical Defence Union
    • The Royal College of Surgeons of England
    • The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
    • The West Midlands Surgical Society
    • The British Hernia Society

Professional Profile:

Mr. Jonathan J.R. Richardson is an experienced Colorectal and General Surgeon practising in the West Midlands of England.

Mr. Richardson qualified in 2005 from the University of Birmingham Medical School with honours in surgery. After excelling as a junior doctor he was selected for an esteemed run-through surgical training position and enjoyed a broad training in surgery, gaining experience in both general surgery and sub-speciality colorectal surgery in the West Midlands.

Mr. Richardson was appointed as a Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, in 2017. Mr. Richardson has clinical interests across the full range of colorectal and general surgery. He has a major interest in the management of colorectal cancer and the use of laparoscopic (minimally invasive / key-hole) surgical techniques. He is a high volume colorectal cancer resection surgeon with excellent patient outcomes. He also undertakes complex surgery for the management of locally advanced colorectal cancer and provides surgery for patients with complex underlying medical conditions. Mr. Richardson is a core member of the Colorectal Cancer Multidisciplinary Team and is the Clinical Lead for Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS). Mr. Richardson holds the management position of Audit Lead for the Surgical Directorate and strives to attain optimal patient outcomes.

Mr. Richardson was the Chief Investigator of a translational research study that successfully characterised systemic neutrophil function in patients undergoing colorectal cancer resection. He presented the results of his research internationally and was awarded the prestigious European Society for Surgical Research Best Clinical Research Award for his research presentation. Mr. Richardson was awarded an MD from the University of Birmingham. His research has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals and has received multiple citations.

In his current Consultant position, Mr. Richardson is heavily involved in clinical research. He is the Principal Investigator and Co-investigator of multiple NIHR portfolio studies and is consistently one of the highest recruiters to clinical trials at University Hospitals Birmingham. In addition, Mr. Richardson has published and presented widely on a variety of colorectal and general surgical conditions contributing to the surgical academic literature.

Mr. Richardson has extensive experience in organising and delivering teaching for Medical Students, Junior Doctors and other allied health specialties. During surgical training, he formalised his teaching skills and he was awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education from The University of Dundee. In his current Consultant position, Mr. Richardson is the Lead Undergraduate Surgical Tutor and a Senior Clinical Examiner at the University of Birmingham and he has been appointed as an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham. Mr. Richardson is a GMC accredited Named Educational Supervisor and he provides educational supervision for Foundation Year Doctors, Specialty Trainees and Specialist Registrars. He is the Faculty Lead for the Royal College of Surgeons Basic Surgical Skills course and he is on the teaching faculty of the Royal College of Surgeons Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient course.

Personal Profile:

Mr. Richardson has lived in Sutton Coldfield since qualifying as a doctor in 2005. He lives with his wife and six children; together they share the responsibilities of raising a young family and running a busy home. Mr. Richardson’s children attend local schools and he and his family are involved in community activities. Mr. Richardson is a keen sportsman and he is still committed to competitive sport; he plays veterans football for Sutton United Football Club and has a coaching role in the junior section of the club.

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