Qualifications and Training
After finishing my junior surgical training in South Wales, I continued directly into specialist registrar training, again in South Wales. I purposefully sought specific hand surgery training in both Cardiff and Swansea as part of this.
After completing my training I was offered a British Society for Surgery of the Hand Advanced Interface Fellowship at the Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham. These highly coveted fellowships are offered yearly, to the highest performing registrar surgeons in the UK, and represent the pinnacle of hand surgery training. They cover the breadth of hand surgery including orthopaedic and plastic surgery techniques.
After a year in Nottingham, I completed a second fellowship at the world renowned Pulvertaft Hand Centre. Here I learnt advanced techniques in wrist fracture treatment, reconstruction and joint replacement in the hand and wrist.
I have completed the British Diploma of Hand Surgery - a jointly run specialist hand qualification offered by the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) and Manchester University. I was awarded the 2017 Gold medal for achieving the highest result in the examination.
I have also completed a MD research thesis in which I developed a Patient Reported Outcome Measure for use after severe trauma. This was awarded by Swansea University in July 2017.
Consultant Hand & Wrist Surgeon
University Hospital Wales / University Hospital Llandough
Nuffield Healthcare The Vale Hospital / Cardiff Bay Hospital
I specialise in all aspects of surgery for the hand and wrist. I work closely with specialist hand therapists to maximise the best results from surgery as well as offer a non-surgical option where this is appropriate.
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BSSH Representative ICHOM
British Society for Surgery of the Hand Representative on the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM)
May 2018 - date
The British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) along with a number of other international stakeholders, are contributing to the standardisation of outcomes measurement in the hand. This is a huge undertaking requiring close working with leaders from across the globe.
British Society for Surgery of the Hand James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership
2016 - November 2017
The British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) along with the James Lind Alliance (JLA) have completed a Priority Setting Partnership to identify those questions that people with any experience of common conditions of the hand or wrist, or the health care professionals who treat them, consider important to be answered by research in the future. This work will help deliver vital research in the field of hand surgery for the next generation.
Visit bit.ly/bssh_jla for more details
Honorary Consultant Hand Surgeon
Prince Charles Hospital
July 2015 - date
I provide out-patient appointments and surgery for patients in Cwm Taf Univeristy Health Board. This is part of an agreement between Cwm Taf UHB and Cardiff and Vale UHB to allow patients to receive specialist hand and wrist surgery advice closer to home.
Research Committee Member
British Society for Surgery of the Hand
2015 - date
The Research Committee oversees the research activity of the British Society for the Surgery of the Hand. This involves advising on research grants and applications, drafting research priorities and encouraging members and trainees to have an active research interest.