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I was born in Edinburgh and graduated from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1997. Following a research fellowship in New Zealand, I returned to Higher Surgical Training in the Northern Region. In 2009 I spent 12 months as a foot and ankle fellow at the University of British Columbia.
I offer a comprehensive foot and ankle service and work with a range of allied health professionals.
Areas of interest
All aspects of foot and ankle surgery including hallux valgus (bunions); forefoot pain; arthritis; ankle replacement; ankle fusion; ankle arthroscopy; minimally invasive surgeries (including keyhole bunion surgery and hammer toe correction), sports injuries
- Dawn McPhillips (NHS)
- Department of Orthopaedics North Tyneside General Hospital Rake Lane NORTH SHIELDS NE29 8NH
- 0191 293 4021
- 0191 731 7856
- Ms Jane Herring (Private)
- Red Hat Solutions Ltd 2 Osborne Road Newcastle Upon Tyne NE2 2AA
- 0191 731 7856
- 07858 080935
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon
Northumbria NHS Healthcare Trust
Clinics held at North Tyneside General Hospital and Hexham General Hospital
Ankle arthritis, Ankle replacement, Achilles Tendon rupture, Minimal Incision surgery, Education.
Elected member of British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
Family, Cycling, Skiing, Tennis, Sea Kayaking.
Member of the Northumbria NHS Healthcare Trust, awarded HSJ Provider Trust of the Year 2013.
British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Travelling Fellowship 2010
Arthroscopic versus open ankle arthrodesis: a multicenter comparative case series.
Townshend D, Di Silvestro M, Krause F, Penner M, Younger A, Glazebrook M,
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Jan 16;95(2):98-102
Major complications following foot and ankle surgery – Analysis using national hospital episode statistics
Jameson S, James P, Oliver K, Townshend DN, Reed M.
J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2011 Apr;93(4):490-7
(Abstract) The Use Of Thrombophylaxis For Total Ankle Replacements
DN Townshend, R Refaie, And B Lovell
J Bone Joint Surg Br 2011 Vol. 93-B No. Supp Iv
DN Townshend, KP Emmerson, PF Partington, SM Jones, SD Muller
Local Anaesthesia Following Knee Arthroscopy – RCT comparing intra-articular versus portal infiltration of Bupivicaine
JBJS Br. 2009 May;91(5): 601-3
Townshend DN, Greiss ME
Total Ceramic Arthroplasty for Painful, Destructive Disorders of the Lesser Metatarso-Phalangeal Joints
The Foot 17 2007 June 17: 73-75
Townshend DN, Taylor PK, Gwynne-Jones DP.
The outcome of carpal tunnel decompression in elderly patients.
J Hand Surg Am. 2005 May; 30(3): 500-5
Townshend D, Pai V.
Gouty tenosynovitis--more common than we think?
N Z Med J. 2004 Jan 30;117-118
Courses offered to GPs
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
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- MBBS University of Newcastle upon Tyne` 1997
- FRCS(Orth) Royal College of Surgeons of England 2007
- Foot and Ankle Fellowship University of British Columbia, Canada 2009
Reference number 4408846
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Clinical Lead Foot and Ankle Surgery Northumbria NHS Healthcare Trust 2016
Details of entry to specialist register
- Trauma and Orthopaedics, 2009
Affiliations / memberships
British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
British Orthopaedic Society
Medical Defence Union
Royal College of Surgeons of England
- Newcastle Nuffield Hospital Clayton Road...
- 09:30 - 12:30
- 0191 731 7856
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Nuffield Hospital 01915437679