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Last updated: 29 Apr 2020
- Hand & Wrist
- Shoulder & Elbow
I am a fellowship trained hand surgeon (University of Toronto hand programme) and maintain NHS and private practices in Norwich. I am past-President of the British Association of Hand Therapists and organise the East Anglia Hand Group. I am Chairman of the AO Hand and Wrist group - dedicated to national training of hand surgeons in trauma and reconstruction. I supervise a hand fellow (a nationally appointed trainee from plastic or orthopaedic surgery background about to reach consultant level).
Areas of interest
Hand surgery; Carpal tunnel syndrome; Dupuytren's disease; Trigger finger; Wrist surgery; Joint replacement in the upper limb; Arthroscopy; Elbow surgery; Scaphoid fracture; Scaphoid nonunion; Osteoarthritis; Rheumatoid arthritis, flexor and extensor tendon injury and chronic conditions, distal biceps tendon repair.
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Roger Garforth Not Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust
Honorary Senior Lecturer School of Medicine and Honorary lecturer School of Biology, University of East Anglia (UEA)
Dupuytrens disease with current government funding to develop a biomarker to predict response to surgical treatment with the School of Biology, UEA. I hold around £450,000 worth of research grants. 8 of my 28 papers in peer reviewed publications are in Dupuytrens disease. I have researched many other areas of hand surgery eg. scaphoid non union after fracture.
Rowing, cycling and running.
University of Cambridge, College Exhibitioner.
British Orthopaedic Association Travelling Fellowship
I have 28 peer reviewed publications and write for the British Bone Joint Journal 360 review
Courses offered to GPs
GP seminars given regularly through Spire Hospital Norwich and Global Diagnostics clinic, Norwich
over the last year i have 0%readmission, 0% return to theatre, 0% mortality and high satisfaction scores for my private patients.
- MA MB BChir University of Cambridge 1993
- Fellowship Royal College Surgeons London 1997
- intercollegiate examination, Trauma and Orthopaedics London 2001
- Hand Fellowship University of Toronto 2003
Reference number 3680557
Details of entry to specialist register
- Trauma and Orthopaedics, 2003
Affiliations / memberships
British Society of Surgery to the Hand
British Orthopaedic Association
Royal College of Surgeons
AO/ASIF Assoc. for the study of internal fixation
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.