Mr Nicholas Hancock
MBChB, FRCS (Tr&Orth)
I qualified in 1998 and spent two years working in renowned Major Trauma Centres (Goote Schuur and Tygerberg Hospitals) in South Africa. In the UK, I advanced my interest in orthopaedic surgery by working with leading international experts across the country. I gained a consultants post at Southampton University Hospital NHS Trust in October 2010.
I have been in continuous employment in the NHS since 2000 and completed my higher orthopaedic surgical training rotation in the South of England.
In 2010 I was awarded a year's fellowship in Sydney, Australia researching bone graft substitutes and artificial ligaments with the University of New South Wales. During this time I developed expertise in the latest techniques in hip and knee surgery, working at Concord Repatriation General Hospital, University of Sydney.
Spire Southampton Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
MBChB / University of Cape Town, South Africa / 1998
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MRCS / Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh / 2004
FRCS (Tr&Orth) / Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh / 2009
Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons (FRCS)
Since 2015, Mr Hancock has been principal investigator on a number of NIHR multicentre clinical trials. These studies are researching Achilles ruptures (a tear through the Achilles tendon), wound healing and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery.
Mr Hancock's publications include:
Consultant at University Hospital Southampton
Regional Clinical Lead for Trauma Audit and Research Network (TARN)
I am very happy to have made Southampton my home and I enjoy sailing, fishing, cycling and gardening. Outside of work I am kept very busy by my wife and three young boys.