Mr David Elliot

Consultant Hand and Plastic Surgeon


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I am 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. I am also one of the consultant plastic surgeons in Southend, Essex where I run 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.

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

I was an Oxford scholar and am 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). I am the author of over 120 publications in the fields of plastic and hand surgery and am a frequently invited speaker worldwide on hand surgical topics.

I hold an A merit award in the NHS. I am 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. I am a past member of the Council of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (2000 - 2003). I speak 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.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr David Elliot at Spire include:


Other treatments

Skin excision of malignant lesions, excision of all lesions, cubital tunnel release, trapeziectomy and APL sling, sesamoidectomy, replacement of DIP and PIP joints.

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Hand surgery
Skin cancer
Soft tissue injuries
Upper limb surgery

Qualification and professional memberships

MA / Oxford / 1980
Master of Arts

BM BCh / Oxford / 1980
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

FRCS / Oxford / 1980
Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons

Professional memberships

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

Research and publications

My research interests include; Dupuytren's disease, nerve compression surgery, peripheral nerve pain surgery, injuries to the hand, secondary surgery for hand injuries and flexor and extensor tendon surgery.

Current NHS posts

Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

St Andrews Centre for Plastic Surgery, Broomfield Hospital 

Personal profile

I was educated at The Edinburgh Academy, St John's College, Oxford and St Bartholomew's Hospital London. I am married with two children and my hobbies include researching the history of plastic and hand surgery, reading military history and playing the bagpipes.

Contact information

Telephone 01621 857 362
Private secretary Helen Parsall
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Private secretary fax 01621 841 127
Private secretary email