Consultant Profile

Mr David Elliot

Mr David Elliot MA, FRCS, BM, BCh
Practicing at:
Spire Wellesley Hospital
  • Hand and Wrist Surgery
    • Plastic Surgery
      • Dermatological surgery
      • Hand Surgery
      • Reconstructive surgery
      • Skin cancer
    Special clinical interests:

    Skin cancer and minor lesion surgery
    Hand surgery including
    -Dupuytren's disease
    -Peripheral nerves
    -Injuries to hand
    -Secondary results of hand injuries

    Research interests:

    Dupuytren's disease
    Nerve compression surgery
    Peripheral nerve pain surgery
    Injuries to the hand
    Secondary surgery for hand injuries
    Flexor and extensor tendon surgery

    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Southend Hospital NHS Trust
    St Andrews Centre for Plastic Surgery

    Year of first medical qualification:
    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

    British Medical Association (BMA)
    British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)
    British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH)
    The Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland

    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    01621 857362
    Private secretary:
    Helen Parsall
    Private secretary telephone number:
    01621 857362
    Private secretary email address:
    Personal email address:
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    David Elliot has been a consultant hand and plastic surgeon for 25 years with involvement in hand surgery and dermatological surgery, including that of skin malignancy.

    He is the senior hand surgeon of the St. Andrew's Centre for Plastic Surgery, Chelmsford which is the major trauma unit for Essex and East London and the largest hand trauma unit in the UK. He is also one of the consultant plastic surgeons in Southend, Essex where he runs a hand clinic specialising in secondary trauma surgery, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis surgery of the hand, nerve compression and nerve pain surgery and Dupuytren's disease.

    He was an Oxford scholar and is a holder of the Kay-Kilner prize of the BAPS (British Association of Plastic Surgeons) and the Pulvertaft prize of the BSSH (British Society for Surgery of the Hand). Mr Elliot is author of over 120 publications in the fields of plastic and hand surgery and is a frequently invited speaker worldwide on hand surgical topics.

    He holds an A merit award in the NHS. He is a past President of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand, a past Editor of the European Journal of Hand Surgery, a past Examiner of the Diploma of Hand Surgery of the Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand and a past Chairman of the Flexor Tendon Committee of the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand. He is a past member of the Council of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (2000 - 2003). He speaks abroad regularly on hand surgical topics and has held visiting professorships of hand surgery in Australia, Grand Canaria, India, New Zealand, South Africa and the USA.

    Personal profile:

    David Elliot was educated at The Edinburgh Academy, St. John's College, Oxford and St. Bartholomew's Hospital London.

    He is married with two children

    His hobbies include researching the History of Plastic and Hand Surgery, reading Military History and playing the Bagpipes

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    Mr David Elliot

    Mr Elliot, Consultant Plastic, reconstructive, hand and wrist surgeon based in Essex

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