Clinical & Research Expertise
Although I take part in general trauma care at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital my elective work has become concentrated on the hand, wrist and elbow and my private practice is limited to these areas.
I take an interest in and treat all adult conditions of the hand, wrist and elbow including for instance soft tissue conditions such as Dupuytrens, nerve compression syndromes such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and arthritic conditions such as osteoarthritis of the thumb and rheumatoid arthritis of the hand.
I have over the last few years published papers in all of these areas.
I have a major interest in standards in surgery. I am involved with hand surgery education nationally as previous chair and faculty for the last ten years of a national hand and wrist trauma surgery course. I have supported good training for our young orthopaedic trainees as chair of the regional training committee and now contribute to this nationally as a member of the Surgical Advisory Committee on behalf of the Royal College of Surgeons.
I am an Associate Medical Director at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital with responsibility for the appraisal and revalidation of doctors in the Trust.
I originally studied engineering at Cambridge University but switched course to medicine after 2 years.
After two further years at Cambridge studying pre-clinical medicine I completed my medical training at the London Hospital in Whitechapel in 1985. I spent my early surgical training in Nottingham, Derby and Leicester before moving to back to Cambridge to begin registrar training and then back to London (St Bartholomews) as a senior registrar. I spent a few months in Hannover in Germany as a trauma fellow and a year as a hand surgery fellow at Addenbrookes in Cambridge and at the St Andrews Centre for plastic surgery (then in Billericay) immediately before starting a consultant post in Norwich in 1996.