Mr Simon Hastings Palmer

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Tr and Orth), MSc (sports med), FFSEM

Year qualified:1990


Personal profile

Mr Simon Palmer is an Orthopaedic consultant, with British & Specialist Australian expertise in surgery of the lower limb including foot and ankle surgery and knee surgery. He also has world wide recognised experience in trauma and sports injuries. He now works and lives in West Sussex.

His initial surgical training included St Mary’s Hospital and The Hammersmith Hospital London. After demonstrating anatomy in London he was made a fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1994 before accepting a research fellowship in orthopaedics and trauma at Bath University. He completed a six year specialist registrar training in orthopaedics and trauma in Oxford, working at the John Radcliffe Hospital Trauma Unit and at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS Trust, thence obtaining the intercollegiate speciality examination.

Prior to his current post as a Sussex Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Worthing, Shoreham, Chichester and Goring Hall hospitals and a part time contract at the Sussex Orthopaedic Treatment Centre in Haywards Heath Mr Palmer worked as a Consultant in orthopaedic surgery at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS Trust in Oxford.

Mr Palmer also teaches at Brighton and Sussex Medical school and trains surgeons and surgical podiatrists in foot surgery.

Professional Membership

  • General Medical Council
  • The Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee
  • British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • European Foot and Ankle Society
  • Member of British Orthopaedic Research Society
  • Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (RCSI)

Clinical Interests

  • Mr Palmer developed his speciality in surgery of the foot, ankle and knee as a fellow of the North Sydney Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Clinic Australia. At this time he also developed his interests in sports medicine and sporting injury. He has an MSc in Sports Medicine from the University of Bath and is on the Faculty of Sports Medicine of the Royal College of Surgeons.
  • Mr Palmer has a keen research interest and has published and presented papers worldwide. Current interests include cartilage transplantation, minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery (including minimally invasive bunion surgery) and knee and  ankle joint replacement. He also has a busy medico-legal practice and teaches at Brighton and Sussex Medical School.

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