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- Podiatric surgery
Tim qualified from the Birmingham School of Podiatry in 1985. He took up a post in Kettering Health Authority where he developed an interest in the management of children’s foot problems while working toward the primary theory exams in podiatric surgery. He subsequently won the Alan Proctor award for the highest pass in his year. After completing his surgical training under Mr David Tollafield and Mr Ian Turbutt and Northampton General and Luton General Hospital, Tim was awarded Fellowship of the Podiatry Association in 1991.
In 1988 Tim commenced a PhD study of the treatment of children’s bunions at Nottingham University Medical School, Department of Orthopaedics. He was awarded the Nottingham University Gertrude Cropper Prize for excellence in research in 1989 After a short period working as a Lecturer at the Northampton School of Podiatry, Tim returned to the NHS as a Podiatric Surgeon in 1994 working for Doncaster, Chesterfield and St Batholomews before being appointed Consultant Podiatric Surgeon in Nottingham and nearby Ilkeston in 1997. His interest in research has continued throughout his career with now over 70 published articles on foot surgery and the treatment of various foot conditions. The surgical correction of bunions and hammer toes remains a particular research interest. He has performed over 15,000 foot operations.
Elected the first Dean of the Faculty of Podiatric Surgery of the College of Podiatrists in 1998, Tim has always been involved in the educational and professional development of podiatric surgery. He has also served on the Specialty Advisory Board in Podiatric Surgery for the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh. He is the external examiner to the Masters degree in the theory of Podiatric Surgery at Glasgow and Edinburgh University and is an Examiner for the Fellowship in Podiatric Surgery.
Tim is currently a visiting lecturer to Ulster and Galway University Schools of Podiatry providing the Podiatric Surgery and local anaesthetic modules.
Areas of interest
Bunion surgery; hammer toe surgery; neuroma surgery; arthritis of the foot; cortisone injections for foot pain; ingrowing toenail surgery; surgery for corns; foot pain; cosmetic foot problems
- Jill Currie
- Hillsborough Private Clinic 2 Main Street HILLSBOROUGH BT26 6AE
- 028 9268 8899
- Karen Beardsley
- Ilkeston Hospital Heanor Road ILKESTON DE7 8LN
- Patient contact team
- Kingsbridge Private Hospital 811-815 Lisburn Road Belfast BT9 7GX
- 0845 600 6352
- Sarah I'Anson
- North West Independent Clinic Churchill House 27 Main Street Ballykelly LIMAVADY BT49 9HS
- 028 7776 3090
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Podiatric Surgeon, Ilkeston Hospital, Heanor Road, Ilkeston DE7 8LN
Bunion surgery, Lesser metatarsal surgery, lesser toe surgery. Surgery for foot arthritis. Heel pain surgery. Patient reported outcomes in foot surgery.
Alan Proctor Award for Highest pass in Primary Fellowship Surgery examinations.
Gertrude Cropper prize Nottingham University for excellence in research
College of Podiatrists Citation award for contribution to the Podiatry profession
1. Kilmartin TE, Barrington RL, Wallace WA
A controlled prospective trial of a foot orthosis in the treatment of juvenile hallux valgus.
J.Bone Joint Surgery 1994: 76B:210-214
2. Hood IS, Kilmartin TE, Tollafield DR
The effect of Podiatric day case surgery on the need for NHS chiropody treatment.
The Foot 1994; 4:155-158
3. Kilmartin TE, Wallace WA
The effect of a pronation and supination orthosis on Morton’s neuroma and lower limb function.
Foot Ankle Int. 1994; 15:256-262
4. Tollafield DR, Kilmartin TE, Holdcroft DJ
Measurement of ankle cuff discomfort in un-sedated patients undergoing day case foot surgery
Ambulatory Surgery 1995; 3:91-96
5. Kilmartin TE
Tension night splints for the treatment of recalcitrant heel pain
Br. J. Podiatry 1999: 2:17-20
6. Kilmartin TE
Podiatric Surgery in a Community Trust. A review of activity, surgical outcomes and patient satisfaction over a 27 month period.
Podiatry Now. September 2000; 3:9 , 350-354
7. Wilkinson AN, Kilmartin TE
A review of minimal incision plantar fasciotomy in the treatment of heel pain
Br. J. Podiatry 2000: 3:76-80
8. Kilmartin TE
Metatarsal osteotomy for hallux rigidus. An outcome study of three different osteotomy techniques compared with Keller’s excisional arthroplasty.
Br. J. Podiatry 2000; 3:95-101
9. Kilmartin TE, Bewick P
An audit of Ibuprofen and codydramol in the control of post op pain following day case foot surgery.
Br. J. Podiatry 2001. 4:124-127
10. Kilmartin TE
Fusion of the metatarso-cuneiform joints in the treatment of mid-foot osteoarthrosis.
Br. J. Podiatry 2001. 4:144-149
11. O’Kane C, Kilmartin TE
The surgical management of central metatarsalgia.
Foot Ankle Int. 2002. 23:415-419
12. Kilmartin TE
Podiatric Surgery in a Community Trust. A review of activity, surgical outcomes and patient satisfaction over a 4 year period
The Foot. 2002. 11:218-227
13. Kilmartin TE
Revision of failed foot surgery
J. Foot Ankle Surgery 2002. 41:309-315
14. O’Kane C, Kilmartin TE
The rotation scarf and Akin osteotomy for the correction of severe hallux valgus.
The Foot. 2002. 12:203-212
15. Bewick P, Kilmartin TE
The fifth metatarsal rotational osteotomy for the correction of tailor’s bunion deformity
The Foot 13 2003. 190-195
Courses offered to GPs
Foot problems in General practice.
Top 10 foot diagnoses
Referring for foot surgery, why and when.
see the above publications for detailed studies of my surgical outcomes
- Fellowship of the College of Podiatrists (Surgery) College of Podiatrists London 1991
- Doctorate of Philosophy PhD Nottingham Medical School Dept of Orthopaedic and Accident Surgery 1995
- Non medical prescribing Ulster University 2015
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Dean of Faculty Podiatric Surgery College of Podiatrists 1998
- Editorial committee The Foot journal, Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2012
Affiliations / memberships
Member Faculty of Podiatric Surgery College of Podiatrists
- Hillsborough Private Clinic, BT26 6AE
- 09:00 - 16:30
- 028 9268 8899
- Ilkeston Community Hospital, DE7 8LN
- 12:30 - 17:00
- 0115 932 5834
- Kingsbridge Private Hospital
- 16:00 - 18:00
- 028 9066 7878
- North West Independent Hospital, BT49 9HS
- 09:30 - 12:30
- 028 7776 3090
- Nottingham Woodthorpe Hospital 748 Mansfield...
- 14:30 - 17:30
- 0115 993 2022
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.