About Nev

Nev Davies FRCS (Tr.&Orth.)
Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics



Nev is a Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedic (T&O) surgery working in Reading, UK. His NHS practice is based at The Royal Berkshire Hospital and he has worked there for the past 12 years. He consults privately from Spire Dunedin Hospital (Children & Adults) and Circle Hospital (Adults), both in Reading. His specialist interests are in children‘s orthopaedics and adult knee surgery. Nev’s practice manager is Debbie Rollason who has worked closely with him for over 9 years.


In the year 2000, after 6 years of study and an intercalated BSc. in Neuroscience, Nev qualified as a Doctor from St Marys Hospital Medical School in London. In 2001 he completed his house jobs at St. Mary’s and Wexham Park Hospital, and then started a 3-year basic surgical rotation in and around London. This included T&O jobs at Kingston Hospital and at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore. Nev then spent 6 years on the Oxford Specialist Registrar Rotation in T&O incorporating a children’s fellowship at Westmead Kids in Sydney, Australia. He started his Consultant post at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in 2010 on his return from Australia and has built up a thriving private practice in Berkshire over the past ten years. Nev is referred, and has treated patients from all over the UK. However, he works mainly within Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire.

Current Clinical Practice

Nev has an interesting dual practice as he treats all musculoskeletal conditions seen in children, as well as adult knee conditions. He is one of only a handful of surgeons in the UK who has expertise in treating knee problems in patients of all ages, from new-borns to elderly patients. He is often referred difficult cases for second opinions from all over the UK. Nev’s other particular interest is in the prevention of children’s sports injuries and is currently leading a task force of UK knee surgeons investigating and researching this important topic. (For more information on Injury Prevention click here)

Teaching and Research

Nev is also a keen educator and was the Orthopaedic Tutor at the Royal Berkshire Hospital for over 8 years. That involved looking after the training of the junior doctors rotating through the department. Nev continues to be invited as a guest speaker at several UK courses on Trauma and Orthopaedics, including the AO Paediatric Trauma course, the UK Miller Revision course and more recently the Warwick Sports Knee Conference. He was also a keynote speaker at the inaugural Children’s Knee Conference in Sheffield in 2018, and was invited back to chair the injury prevention session at the 2nd Conference which has was held in June 2022. He was the invited guest for the 3rd BSCOS research Digest Podcast – to listen click here : https://bscos.org.uk/meetings/education/PODcast.php

Outside Work

Out of work, Nev’s busy life revolves around his extremely active family. He has a energetic family life with 3 sports mad boys under 13 and a very sporty wife who is a GB triathlete and competed in the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. She is also a Consultant at the Royal Berkshire Hospital. Although Nev’s sporting love is rugby and in particular supporting Wales in Cardiff, he gets his current competitive buzz from playing golf. Read more here of Nev’s Golf Adventures.

Rugby Career

A decent rugby player in his day, Nev has personal experience of knee injury, when he tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), playing for St. Mary’s Hospital and ending a promising rugby career. He played youth rugby for Stourbridge, The North Midlands & later Plymouth Albion. He also played academy rugby for London Welsh; as well as a stint with Worcester 1st team squad in the late 1990s.


More recently in an attempt to try and keep up with his wife, Nev has been focusing on getting super fit and Ultra endurance running. He completed his first 100Km race in 2019, raising over £10,000 for the Royal Berks Charity, and has raced all over the UK in other events.

Follow Nev on Twitter @nevtheknee

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    I had a knee arthroscopy to removed and clean up damaged cartilage after 6 years of repeated injury and dislocation from playing sport. I had been putting off the idea of surgery, but it was a great decision to finally get it seen to. I couldn't be happier with the results so far, and in less time than expected. Running, squats and climbing stair caused pain, and a lot more cracking than a 22 year old's knee should have! Now 2 weeks after the op, and following the physio exercises given after the operations, I am driving and climbing/ descending stairs without a problem and on the road to a full recover and hoping to get back to regular exercise within the next few weeks.

    I came to see you approximately four years ago and talked through the pros and cons of having an ACL replacement following an ACL rupture in my right knee I suffered playing an ill- advised game of beach volley ball on holiday in Antigua. I went ahead with the operation which you successfully performed at the Dunedin Hospital in Reading, I got on with my rehab and I now just wanted to let you to know that I will be running the London Marathon in three weeks (and raising money for Whizz-Kidz a disability charity for young people.) This letter is just a belated thank you for enabling this to happen.

    Mr Davies is a fantastic surgeon he put in a half knee joint in my right knee I have no problem with it ever since the operation in August last year. I have no more pain in my knee at all. I would recommend him to anyone.

    Mr Nev Davies has a very pleasant manner and was easy to talk to. The service provided was efficient, quickly identified the problems I had and was able to recommend treatment close to where I live.


    • General Medical Council (GMC) Membership
    • Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS(Eng.))
    • British Medical Association (BMA)
    • British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
    • British Society of Children's Orthopaedic Surgery (BSCOS)
    • British Association of Surgery of the Knee (BASK)
    • AO European Trauma Group
    • British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma and Arthroscopy Association (BOSTAA)