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I am a consultant orthopaedic surgeon, based at Harrogate District Hospital (since 2001). I undertook my specialist training in orthopaedic surgery in York, Northallerton, Harrogate, Bradford and the Leeds Teaching Hospitals where I was a Honorary Tutor.
As past President of the British Orthopaedic Trainees Association, I was involved in the British Orthopaedic Association working party looking at training issues of junior doctors. Additionally, I sat on the orthopaedic specialist training committee (Yorkshire Deanery).
I have co-authored articles on upper limb conditions and training issues, and served on the Editorial Board of Current Orthopaedics. I have been active in instruction on Advanced Trauma Life Support provider and instructor courses.
Whilst being a general orthopaedic surgeon I have an interest in conditions of the hand and wrist. In addition to the excellent training I received on the hand and upper limb units in Leeds, I was the National Hand Fellow in Oxford, U.K. and an AO fellow in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
I specialise in:
Hand and wrist conditions including:
Thumb Arthritis Surgery
Wrist Trauma and Arthritis surgery
Nerve compression surgery (carpal tunnel syndrome, and Ulnar Neuritis)
Where appropriate I will refer patients to colleagues whose areas of expertise are greater than mine, in a manner similar to my being referred patients with hand and wrist conditions by my colleagues.
Areas of interest
Wrist surgery; Hand surgery; Dupuytren's; Carpal Tunnel; Cubital Tunnel; Trigger Finger; Thumb Arthritis; Trapeziumectomy; Trauma;
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Harrogate District Hospital
Cycling, Running (usually for Yorkshire Cancer Research charity, e.g. Great North Run 2012)
Courses offered to GPs
I am more than willing to provide talks to General Practitioners as part of their Educational programmes by arrangement via my secretary.
I continue to perform hip replacements and can confirm that my failure rate (as determined by revision rate) for the aforementioned lie wholly within the acceptable rates on the 'funnel plot' produced by the National Joint Registry.
- MBChB Aberdeen University Medical School 1988
- FRCSEd Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 1994
- FRCSEd (Trauma & Orthopaedics) Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Intercollegiate) 1999
Reference number 3302475
Affiliations / memberships
British Medical Association
British Orthopaedic Association
British Society for Surgery of the Hand