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Please note that due to the coronavirus we are deferring all appointments for further care. The progression of the virus throughout the region will determine when we can re-start seeing routine patients again. We do hope that we can get the service up and running and soon as possible.

Should you feel that your symptoms are causing you serious concerns or that you feel you cannot wait for further contact please do contact your GP as soon as possible or in an emergency situation please attend your local Accident and Emergency Department.

Once we are in a position to resume the service we will be in touch with patients individually.


Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Alistair Irwin is a full time spinal surgeon practising at the RVI Newcastle and TSS Gateshead.

Having qualified from Newcastle University, he subsequently did his post graduate training within Newcastle and surrounding areas. Mr Irwin then undertook a spinal fellowship in Newcastle before being winning the BOA Soli Lam award and completing further travelling fellowships in Birmingham, Oxford and Copenhagen. He has a number of research interests and regularly lecture at the Newcastle medical school.

He undertakes all aspects of adult spinal surgery including minimally invasive techniques. Within the RVI Newcastle, he also has a specialist interest spinal tumours including spinal sarcomas which is one of only 5 sarcoma centres in England.

Alistair Irwin headshot