Mr Paul Halliwell

Mr Paul Halliwell

MBBS, BSc (Hons)

Orthopaedic Surgery

32 years of experience
19 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
4.98
Bedside Manner
4.95
Explanation
4.98

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“Mr Halliwell treated my 12 year old son and he explained everything very thoroughly. Great first impression, and put my son at ease instantly with great rapport. I wouldn't hesitate to choose Dr Halliwell in the future if we'd need to. “
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Subspecialties

  • Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3290363
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    Practices worked at

    The Wellington Hospital

    St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
    197 reviews

    About

    Paul Halliwell has been Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal Surrey County NHS Trust in Guildford since 2001. His private practice has thus far been based solely in Surrey. He feels privileged to have joined such an elite team of specialist orthopaedic surgeons at the Wellington HCA Hospital, London.

    Orthopaedic Profile

    Paul specialises solely in problems of the foot and ankle in both adults and children, the latter the result of Fellowship training at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. His other Fellowship, in Toronto, was in Trauma and Joint Reconstruction. He qualified from Guy’s Hospital, London in 1988 before completing the South West Thames Higher Surgical Training Programme. This combination of higher orthopaedic training led to a particular interest in total ankle joint replacement (TAR), which he began in 2003 and continues to perform on a frequent basis as one of the few high-volume ankle replacement surgeons in the UK. He teaches the uses and technique of TAR internationally and was a Principal Investigator for the national TARVA ankle replacement study.

    Clinical Approach and Wider Professional Work

    Perhaps unusually for such a supposedly mechanical surgical speciality, Paul has always had an interest in the psychology of medicine and neuropsychology, so much so that he intercalated a BSc in the subject during medical school training. He has a reputation for empathy and for attending to his patients’ concerns at a “human” level. This passion for treating patients as people is ever-present when he teaches, whether students, trainee doctors or peers. He was Director and developer of the British Foot and Ankle Society (BOFAS) national training course whilst a member of BOFAS’ Education Committee and is now Chair of BOFAS’ Outcomes Committee. In the latter role, he co-ordinates the BOFAS Registry, a UK-wide online system for measuring the results of foot and ankle surgical treatments.

    And to Relax....

    Outside of professional life, Paul enjoys healthy stimulation and escapism in amateur dramatics, which local companies take pride in executing to a high standard in his home county of Surrey. He can “carry a tune”, but particularly enjoys Shakespeare and gritty non-musical dramas such as those by Pinter. Henry V, the Homecoming and Jekyll & Hyde have been some of his favourites in recent years.

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    Medical procedures

    • Ankle Replacment
    • Ankle Joint Fusion
    • Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery
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    Special interests

    • Arthritis (Foot)
    • Arthritis (Ankle)
    • Foot & Ankle Surgery
    • Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Ankle Sprain
    • Foot Pain
    • Foot Sprains
    • Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
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    Education

    MB BS, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

    British Orthopaedic Association

    British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society

    British Medical Association

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    Reviews

    4.97 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Foot Pain
    20/44
    Arthritis (Foot)
    6/44
    Bunion (Hallux Valgus) Correction
    4/44
    Achilles Tendon Problems
    3/44
    Ankle replacement
    3/44
    Ankle Joint Fusion
    2/44
    Arthritis (Ankle)
    2/44
    Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
    2/44
    Foot & Ankle Surgery
    2/44
    Peroneal Tendinopathy
    2/44
    Ankle Fractures
    1/44
    Arthroscopy
    1/44
    Exostosis
    1/44
    Foot and Ankle Surgery
    1/44
    He operated on torn tendons in my foot
    1/44
    Ingrown Toenail (Onychocryptosis)
    1/44
    Insertional Achilles Tendinopathy
    1/44
    Mortons Neuroma
    1/44
    Paediatric fractures
    1/44
    Repair of arthritic toe.
    1/44
    Stress Fractures
    1/44
    Tendon Repair
    1/44
    tendon damage following excercise
    1/44
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Foot Pain
    Mr Halliwell treated my 12 year old son and he explained everything very thoroughly. Great first impression, and put my son at ease instantly with great rapport. I wouldn't hesitate to choose Dr Halliwell in the future if we'd need to.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Arthritis (Ankle)
    Quick and efficient, no more ankle pain.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Achilles Tendon Problems
    just what I needed
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Foot Pain
    Mr Halliwell treated my 9 year old son. He was very thorough with the investigations and was very kind and friendly as well. I would highly recommend him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Foot Pain
    Mr Halliwell is unusual in that he is not in the least patronising unlike several other consultants I’ve had dealings with; whilst a specialist Mr Halliwell appears to understand that as a patient I’m not a collection of symptoms or something that needs fixing, but a person. Most refreshing.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Foot Pain
    A very thorough, professional and lovely doctor.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Foot Pain
    Considerate and kind with his explanation and advice for my particular need for surgery.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Ankle replacement
    Mr Halliwell went through absolutely everything with me and put me at ease during the consultation- he spent a lot of time explaining everything - pro’s and cons - I went into the consultation very negatively and came out with a positive outlook
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Foot Pain
    He is am amazing doctor he speaks to me in terms I understand and always makes sure I am comfortable best doctor by far
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Foot Pain
    Mr Halliwell is extremely well informed in the procedure I had in my toe joint. He explained thoroughly and spent time showing me X-rays etc. On the day of surgery he came to see me and also following the procedure. I would not hesitate to go back to him if needed or recommend to others.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Stress Fractures
    Mr Halliwell had an excellent manner with my 7 year old, clearly explaining the injury and answering all of our questions appropriately.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Repair of arthritic toe. Bunion (Hallux Valgus) Correction
    Mr Halliwell was welcoming and listened information I had brought with me on my recent medical history. He had reviewed my x-rays and pointed out other issues concerning the foot. He explained 'next steps' clearly, especially about concerning the COVID situation. I left with an understanding of the possible future procedure, and felt well-informed.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Foot & Ankle Surgery
    Mr Halliwell treats and talks to you in a very non condescending way. He has treated my ankles twice now and everytime, everything was as explained and a complete recovery was made.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Foot Pain
    I have used Paul Halliwell for a numbr of years now and wouldn't go anywhere else. He's the best in his field and is utterly charming.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Ankle replacement Arthritis (Ankle) Arthritis (Foot)
    Mr Halliwell is highly informative and an excellent listener. I had seen 6 surgeons to seek a solution to my ankle and feet problems before I consulted Mr Halliwell who has provided advanced and tailored solutions. I have complete confidence in his capabilities.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    He operated on torn tendons in my foot
    Am more than happy with Mr Halliwell’s treatment. I had an ankle op on his advice and it is now stronger than ever. He is a pleasure to see and very understanding of ones problems. Couldn’t recommend him more highly.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Foot Pain
    Mr Halliwell was kindness itself - he explained everything to me very thoroughly before my operation and did not hurry. He was also extremely kind when I had my operation under local anaesthetic - and I didn't feel a thing!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Foot Pain
    I visited Mr Halliwell after experiencing persistent pain in my foot. Following an X-Ray Mr Halliwell was excellent at explaining the cause of my pain and was very professional.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Achilles Tendon Problems
    I felt very comfortable being with Paul. Most times when seeing doctors, they use confusing terminology and don’t translate to what the average person would understand. Paul made sure to point out the issues and how to resolve.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    tendon damage following excercise Foot Pain
    Always highly professional, through and prepared to explain in whatever depth requested by the patient, or needed to make the treatment effective.
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