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I qualified from St. Thomas's Hospital in 1989 and had surgical training in Oxford and London before moving to Cambridge for Orthopaedic training in East Anglia. I returned to Oxford for specialist training in the Hand and was first appointed to a consultant post at Heath Road Hospital, Ipswich in the year 2000. I was appointed to the staff at Addenbrooke's Hospital as a Consultant Hand Surgeon in 2005.
I undertook postgraduate research in Oxford, for which I was awarded an MSc, and I have research papers published on wound healing, scaphoid fractures and carpal tunnel syndrome surgery.
I am reviewer for scientific articles submitted to the Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume and I am on the Editorial Board for that Journal.
I enjoy teaching and teach Medical Students and Junior Doctors and give lectures on Regional, National and International courses.
I am on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council and am a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. I am also a Member of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand.
In addition to having qualifications as a Hand Surgeon I have an interest in all conditions and injuries affecting the Hand and Wrist, whether they require surgery or require non-surgical treatment. In that respect, I am both a Hand Doctor and a Hand Surgeon and, therefore, I am a Hand Specialist.
I also give medicolegal advice for Hand and Wrist conditions and injuries.
Areas of interest
I am a specialist Hand Surgeon treating Hand Surgery and Wrist Surgery conditions, including Hand Injuries and Wrist Injuries, with the most common including: Carpal tunnel syndrome; Dupuytren's contracture; Trigger finger; Trigger thumb; Cubital tunnel syndrome; Ganglion cysts; other hand 'lumps and bumps'; De Quervain's disease; Hand fractures, Wrist fractures, Scaphoid fractures; Tendon problems; Hand Surgery; Wrist surgery; Hand arthritis; Wrist arthritis.
- Gabriele Purchase
- Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital 4 Trumpington Road Cambridge CB2 8AF
- 01223 370971
- 01223 280319
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery,
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Various conditions affecting the hand and wrist.
Family, theatre, alpine skiing
Carpal tunnel surgery; Scaphoid fractures
Courses offered to GPs
As arranged by Addenbrooke's Hospital, the Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital and Nuffield Hospital Cambridge.
- MBBS St.Thomas's Hospital, University of London 1989
- MSc (by research) Trinity College, University of Oxford 1992
- Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons Royal College of Surgeons of England 1994
- FRCS (Tr & Orth) Intercollegiate 1998
- European Diploma in Hand Surgery Federation of European Societies of Surgery of the Hand 2002
- Advanced Training Post in Hand Surgery Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford and John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. 1999
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Editorial Board Member and Reviewer Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume) 2016
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCST in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, 2000
Affiliations / memberships
British Society for Surgery of the Hand
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
Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital
01223 237474 & 01223 266900
Nuffield Hospital Cambridge