Mr James Wimhurst

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon

MChir, MA, MB BChir, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Specialises in

After graduating from Cambridge in 1991, I trained in trauma and orthopaedic surgery in Oxford, Cambridge and Norwich. In 2000 I obtained a Master of Surgery (MChir) degree, submitting a thesis on the causes of loosening of joint replacements. In 2002 I spent a year in Adelaide, South Australia, specialising in revision hip surgery, before being appointed as a Consultant in Norwich in 2003.

In 2007 I was awarded the British and American Hip Societies Travelling Fellowship, visiting specialist hip surgery units throughout North America.

My main interest is in hip and knee replacement surgery, including revision operations.

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr James Wimhurst at Spire include:


Get in touch


Marketing Information

Spire would like to provide you with marketing information about products and services offered by Spire and by selected third-party partners. If you do not consent for us to process your personal data for marketing activities, we will still be able to contact you about your enquiry.

We may contact you by email, SMS or phone about your enquiry. If we try to contact you by phone (mobile and/or landline) and you are not available, we may leave you a voicemail message. We may also use your details to contact you about patient surveys we use for improving our service or monitoring outcomes, which are not a form of marketing.

Submit my enquiry

Additional information

Clinical interests

Orthopaedic surgery
Hip surgery
Knee surgery

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons of England

British Orthopaedic Association

British Medical Association

British Hip Society

Research and publications

Longevity of hip replacements.

Current NHS posts

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust.
Chairman, Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics.
Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of East Anglia

Personal profile

I am married with three young children. I have always been a very keen sportsman, playing rugby and cricket to a reasonable standard. Unfortunately my days of really competitive sport are behind me but I continue to play social cricket, tennis and golf.

Contact information

Telephone 01603 255 509
Private secretary Jenny Hutchinson and Kelly Kincaid
Private secretary telephone 01603 255 509
Private secretary email