Neil Pennington

Neil pursued a surgical career from his early days at medical school, and was attracted to Orthopaedics by the opportunity to make an immediate and tangible difference to patients’ symptoms. He went on to train in Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery and specialise in shoulder and elbow surgery.


Neil graduated, with honours, in 2004 from the University of Leeds and subsequently completed all of his surgical training in Yorkshire. In 2013 Neil was appointed as the sole Fellow on the highly regarded Coventry Shoulder Fellowship with Steve Drew and Tom Lawrence. This gave him a unique experience of a high volume of operating in the whole spectrum of shoulder and elbow surgery. He further enhanced his elbow experience by being awarded the British Elbow & Shoulder Society Mayo Elbow Fellowship in 2015; affording him the opportunity to visit and spend time working alongside Shawn O’Driscoll at the Mayo clinic in 2016.

Neil was appointed as a Consultant Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon in 2015; his NHS practice is based in Huddersfield & Halifax and his private practice is in Leeds and Elland.

Special Interest

Neil has a special interest in total shoulder arthroplasty and arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and reconstructive surgery. He has developed a particular interest in the management of complex primary and revision shoulder arthroplasty cases. He firmly believes in a patient centred approach, and to tailoring your care towards the goals and outcomes that matter most to you.

Research & Education

Neil has multiple peer reviewed publications and recently co-authored an international book chapter on revision shoulder arthroplasty techniques. Neil holds a Postgraduate qualification in medical education and is an enthusiastic trainer of tomorrow’s orthopaedic surgeons. He continues to be actively involved in research centred around advancing shoulder techniques and related outcomes.

Testimonials from Doctify


Neil enjoys spending his free time with his wife and two young children, as well as cycling and running.

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I had suffered with a painful shoulder and pins and needles for three years following a right shoulder fracture and failed half joint replacement prior to meeting Mr Pennington. He explained the situation in a way I could relate to and I’m delighted to say my revision shoulder replacement has gone well and for the first time in years I can use my arm and am pain free. I was even able to walk my daughter down the aisle 3 months after surgery! Many thanks.

Mr CW, Huddersfield (June 2016)
Mr Pennington I really wanted you to know how very thankful I am for the excellent care & treatment you and your staff gave me. It really meant a lot that you were so clear, friendly & professional and listened to me – so thank you again.
Mrs CG, Huddersfield (January 2017)

Following two years of recurrent problems with my left shoulder I was recommendedto Consult Mr Neil Pennington. I had the opportunity to have my surgery quickly and at my convenience, this fitted well around my professional and home commitments. The surgery was carried out as a day case procedure and Mr Pennington visited me following the surgery to explain everything. My operation was a minimally invasive procedure so my recovery was straightforward with only a few restrictions; in fact I was encouraged to keep my shoulder moving. I was driving and back to work after 2 weeks – after 2 years of pain and sleep disturbance I found this operation to be life changing! I found Mr Pennington to be a very professional and compassionate surgeon and he is surrounded by a whole team of professionals that gave me the utmost confidence in the care and treatment I received.

Mrs HA, Halifax (July 2016)