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Mr Gavin Jennings

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon & Shoulder Specialist

Specialist Shoulder Surgeon Gavin Jennings is an Orthopaedic Consultant who practises at Sulis Hospital Bath. He specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of all forms of shoulder problems.

Mr Jennings has a particular interest in performing advanced arthroscopic (keyhole) procedures to treat conditions ranging from instability to tendon damage. He recognises the advantages of minimally invasive techniques over the more traditional open approach.

He studied at St John's College, Cambridge and St Mary's Hospital, London before undertaking his orthopaedic and sub-specialist training in London.

Take a look at Gavin Jenning's website where you find a diagnostic tool to help identify your shoulder problem.


  • Arthritis treatment

  • Degenerative conditions of the shoulder (osteoarthritis)

  • Extracorporeal shockwave therapy

  • Latarjet shoulder stabilisation surgery

  • Rotator cuff surgery

  • Shoulder arthroscopic decompression

  • Shoulder arthroscopic release

  • Shoulder fracture treatment

  • Shoulder replacement surgery

  • Shoulder stabilisation (Bankart repair)

  • Soft tissue injury of the shoulder

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Additional information about Mr Gavin Jennings

Away from work he enjoys time with the family, sports and outdoor life, particularly skiing and (unfortunately these days mostly watching!) rugby.

Consultant at the Royal United Hospital, Bath and the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases


He was awarded a Fellowship in South Africa under Joe De Beer, one of the world's leading arthroscopic (keyhole) shoulder surgeons.

He subsequently undertook a further Fellowship in Arthroscopy and Athletic Injuries at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver under Professor McCormack (Chief Medical Officer for the Canadian Olympic Team). He was actively involved both in research and the treatment of numerous world class sportsmen during these periods abroad.

As well as his extensive arthroscopic experience he also regularly performs complex open procedures.

These include operations for the treatment of irreparable tendon problems; the treatment of arthritis including all types of shoulder replacement; treatments for trauma and fractures around the shoulder and clavicle and tendon transfers (on which he has published internationally).

Gavin is frequently referred patients with complex shoulder problems from other orthopaedic surgeons. He is actively involved in the training of other doctors and surgeons and regularly teaches on arthroscopic shoulder surgery courses.

His main focus is gaining the best possible results for his individual patients where goals can range from the reduction of pain and dysfunction to the return to high level sporting activities.

The diagnosis and treatment of the whole spectrum of problems related to the shoulder girdle.

All arthroscopic and open surgery of the shoulder.

Shoulder sports injuries.

Our Private Patient Advisors are available to answer your questions about becoming a patient on 01225 569 200 from 8am to 7pm during the week and from 9am to 1pm on Saturday.

How to find us
Just 10 minutes from Bath
The Sulis Hospital Bath,
Foxcote Avenue,
Peasedown St John,
Bath, BA2 8SQ
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By Car

Sulis Hospital is located 6 miles south of Bath city centre. Travelling from Bath, head south west on the A367. After you pass the Audi and Mercedes-Benz dealerships on your left take the first exit on the roundabout into Wellow Lane. Then take the first left into Foxcote Avenue and the Bath Business Park. Sulis Hospital is located immediately on your right hand side and the entrance is opposite the entrance to Mercedes-Benz.


A visitors' car park is located directly in front of the hospital. This is free of charge to patients and visitors.

By Public Transport

There are regular buses to Peasedown St John. Please note the nearest bus stop is a short walk.