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Nick is an experienced fellowship trained Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon. He specialises in upper limb surgery and complex trauma, treating most conditions of the upper limb. He was appointed to an NHS consultant post at the internationally renowned Barts Health NHS Trust, which includes one of the busiest trauma units in the country at the Royal London Hospital. He is the clinical lead of the fragility fracture unit at Whipps Cross.
Nick trained in London, being awarded numerous prizes, undertook a fellowship at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and was awarded a travelling fellowship to North America to visit some of the most influential and pioneering upper limb surgeons.
Nick has previously worked as a Clinical Fellow to the National Medical Director, during which time worked on healthcare policy and regulation. Nick sits on various national and regional committees including the British Orthopaedic Association’s Orthopaedic committee. He continues to be involved in various streams of work with NHS England.
Nick has written three surgical textbooks, numerous book chapters and has published research in international peer-reviewed journals. He continues to pursue an academic career and acts as a co-PI (Principal Investigator) on national research projects. He has led a large study on the psychosocial impact of musculoskeletal disease. His contribution to teaching has led to the award of Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Nick is a firm believer of providing a comprehensive and well-rounded approach to the treatment of orthopaedic disorders using the most up to date technology and pioneering methods. He works closely with leading physiotherapists and anaesthetists in a well balanced team, intervening surgically only where appropriate.
Areas of interest
Fractures and sports related injuries of the shoulder, elbow and wrist;
Surgical and non-surgical treatment of arthritis of the shoulder and elbow (including joint replacement and comprehensive keyhole surgery);
Keyhole (arthroscopic) treatment of the shoulder and elbow, including treatment of tendon injuries and arthritis;
Treatment of the dislocating shoulder and elbow (instability);
Carpal and Cubital Tunnel Syndrome treatment
Tendon repairs (including biceps tendon);
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Neel Desai Fee Assured
- Dr Nicholas Bunker Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Mental Health and Orthopaedics
Injuries to the upper limb
Cycling & football
BOA / Zimmer Biomet Travelling Fellowship, 2019.
JOA Congress travel award, 2019.
Charles Manning Prize for best presentation, 2018.
Percivall Pott Travelling Fellowship prize, 2016.
Inaugural Stephen Copeland Trainee of the Year award, 2015.
Twenty-two peer reviewed publications and four abstract publications.
Author and editor of three textbooks and eight textbook chapters.
Reviewer for: The Lancet, Injury, Knee Journal and Cambridge University Press.
Reference number 7021132
Affiliations / memberships
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Tenodesis of biceps tendon (as sole procedure) - (1-5)
London Clinic (1-5)
Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair greater than 2cm - (1-5)
London Clinic (1-5)
Repair of distal biceps tendon - (1-5)
Surgical release of humeral epicondylitis (lateral or medial) (e.g. 'Tennis Elbow') - (1-5)
Primary open reduction of long bone with fixation - (1-5)
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