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Mr Simon Palmer is an Orthopaedic consultant, with British & Specialist Australian expertise in surgery of the lower limb including foot and ankle surgery and knee surgery. He also has world wide recognised experience in trauma and sports injuries.He now works and lives in West Sussex.
Mr Palmer qualified as a doctor in 1990 receiving his degree from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in London. His initial surgical training included St Mary’s Hospital and The Hammersmith Hospital London. After demonstrating anatomy in London he was made a fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1994 before accepting a research fellowship in orthopaedics and trauma at Bath University. Here he attained an MSc in Sports Injuries. He completed a six year specialist registrar training in orthopaedics and trauma in Oxford, working at the John Radcliffe Hospital Trauma Unit and at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, thence obtaining the intercollegiate speciality examination in Trauma and Orthopaedics. He was then privileged to be admitted to the Specialist Register for Trauma and Orthopaedics at the GMC(General Medical Council) on 27th May 2002.
Prior to his current post as a Sussex Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Worthing, Shoreham, Chichester,Goring Hall Private Hospital and the Nuffield Private Hospitals in Chichester and Brighton, Mr. Palmer worked as a Consultant in orthopaedic surgery at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford. Mr Palmer is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at Brighton and Sussex Medical school (University of Sussex), is an Educational Supervisor to trainee junior surgeons, is a surgical trainer and teaches surgical podiatrists techniques in foot surgery and bunion correction. He is the clinical lead for research in his department.
Areas of interest
Knee surgery; Joint replacements; joint preserving; ligament preserving; partial knee replacement; ankle replacement; Cartilage repair; Foot surgery; bunion surgery; minimillay invasive bunion surgery; Ankle surgery; Sports injuries; Bunions; Arthroscopy; Tibialis posterior reconstruction; Hallux rigidus; Tibialis posterior dysfunction; Tendinopathy; Hallux valgus; Lithotripsy; Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL); Shock wave therapy; Achilles tendon; Plantar fasciitis; Foot surgery; Ankle surgery; Ankle arthroscopy; Ankle arthritis; Ankle fusion; Ankle replacement; Flat feet; Hammer toe; Big toe arthritis; Ankle sprain; Ankle instability; Ankle ligament injury; Ankle cartilage injuries; Ankle impingement; Stress fractures; MidFoot arthritis; Morton's neuroma; Orthopaedic surgery;
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- BMI Goring Hall Hospital Bodiam Avenue GORING-BY-SEA BN12 5AT
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Anaesthetists worked with
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon
Research Lead for Orthopaedics
Senior Lecturer University of Sussex (Medical School)
Clinical outcomes research in knee and foot and ankle surgery
Cycling, Snowboardinig, Kite Surfing and windsurfing. Philosophy
Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine Royal College of Surgeons
MSc Sports Medicine
Courses offered to GPs
Advances in minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery.
Sports problems with the knee
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
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- FRCS (Eng) Royal College of Surgeons 1994
- FRCS Trauma and Orthopaedics Royal College of Surgeons 2002
- MSc Sports Medicine Bath University 2000
Reference number 3485350
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Lead for Clinical Research West Susex NHS Trust 2011
- Senior Lecture Sussex Uni Brighton and Sussex Medical School 2015
Details of entry to specialist register
- Trauma and Orthopaedics, 2002
Affiliations / memberships
Mr Palmer is a member of the following specialist societies: General Medical Council, The Royal College of Surgeons of England, British Association for Surgery of the Knee, British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, European Foot and Ankle Society, Member of British Orthopaedic Research Society and is Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (RCSI). He also periodically reviews research papers for the British Medical Journal and The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery.
- BMI Goring Hall Hospital, BN12 5AT
- 09:00 - 18:00
- 01903 707325
- Nuffield Health Brighton Hospital, BN2 6DX
- 09:00 - 12:30
- 01273 624488
Post treatment communication
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