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"Chris and Andrew are both UK Trained Specialist Hand Fellowship qualified Orthopaedic Consultants and work closely together leading the East Kent NHS Hand and Wrist Unit"

We work within both the NHS where we provide a service to the local population as well as within the private setting. Between us each year we perform almost 2000 hand and wrist operations. 
It is essential for hand surgeons to work closely with hand therapists and we are lucky to have 3 passionate senior therapists within our unit. they. It is this combination that allows us to tailor each patients treatment to the highest level

Our Team

Mr Christopher James
MBBS, Dip (T+O), FRCS (T+O)

Consultant Orthopaedic and Hand Surgeon
Mr Andrew Smith

Consultant Orthopaedic and Hand Surgeon​
NIkki Triggs
Specialist Hand Therapist

NIkki has been with the Kent hand unit for over 10 years.  As a previous GB hockey player herself she has great self-interest in managing sporting conditions
Michael Keane
Specialist Hand Therapist

Michael is an excellent and responsive hand therapist. He is always utilises the most up to date methods of treatements for patients.
Hayley Smith
Specialist Hand Therapist

Hayley has been working within the NHS and Private sector in Kent for many years. She also passionately attends and chairs specialist meetings.
"We take pride in providing specialist up-to date, SAFE and effective care for our patients