BM, FRCS Ed, FRCS (Tr & Orth)


Richard continues to offer consultations for all spinal conditions despite the coronavirus pandemic. These can either be in person or via video link or telephone.

I am a Consultant Spinal Surgeon who specialises in the management of back pain and neck pain, as well as nerve pain related to these conditions. I value the relationships I form with each patient, and believe that goes a long way in improving their health care outcomes.



Richard believes in minimal intervention to treat spinal conditions, where appropriate. He works closely with physiotherapists, pain specialists and other health professionals to optimise patients’ treatment prior to undertaking any surgical procedures.

He takes time to explain things clearly to patients enabling them to make informed decisions.

His practice encompasses all aspects of spinal surgery.

Richard completed his training as a spinal surgeon at the world leading spinal centre in Oxford, undertaking a prestigious 1 year advanced spinal fellowship giving comprehensive training in all aspects of cutting edge spinal surgery.

This was followed by a further year as a Consultant Spinal Surgeon at the John Radcliffe and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre Hospitals in Oxford. 

Mr Pickard is a Consultant Spinal Surgeon at Heatherwood and Wexham Park of Frimley Health Foundation Trust.

He is the Frimley regional lead of the Thames Valley Spine Network.

He is a member of the British-Association-of-Spinal-Surgeons and the Spine-Society-of-Europe

Mr Pickard teaches on spinal training programs throughout the country and is referred patients for spinal opinions from across the UK.

He has published extensively and presented papers both nationally and internationally.

Mr Pickard provided trauma and spinal surgical support to the British Forces holding the rank of Surgeon Commander. He was 1 of 2 British Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeons and the sole spinal surgeon deployed to camp Bastion Afghanistan in Summer 2011.

Richard is married to Alison a GP and has 3 young children and 2 springer spaniels. He enjoys spending time with his young family as well as sailing, cycling, skiing and cooking. 


Pain Management

Nerve and Spinal Injections

Facet Joint Injections

Facet Joint Denervation / Rhyzolysis

Lumbar Microdiscetomy

Lumbar Decompression

Spinal Fusion

Cervical Decompression and Fusion

Cervical Disc Replacement

Minimal Access Spinal Surgery

Kyphoplasty / Vertebroplasty


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BMI Princess Margaret Hospital

Osborne Road, Windsor, SL4 3SJ

BMI Hampshire Clinic

Basing Road, Basingstoke, RG24 7AL

Spire Thames Valley Hospital

Wexham Street, Slough SL3 6NH

OPUS Diagnostics

6 Queens Square,

Ascot SL5 9FE



Mon - Morning / Afternoon, OPUS Clinic, Ascot.

Tue - Afternoon / Evening,  Princess Margaret Hospital Windsor.

Wed - Evening, The Hampshire Clinic, Basingstoke.

Thur - Morning / Evening, Princess Margaret Hospital Windsor.

Fri - Evening, The Hampshire Clinic, Basingstoke.

By Appointment, Spire Thames Valley Hospital.



Secretary Suzanne Johnson: 07899 290622