Mr Simon Palmer is a Trauma and Orthopaedic Consultant who works in in West Sussex and Brighton who trained in Oxford, London and Bath with Specialist Australian expertise in surgery of the lower limb including foot and ankle surgery and knee surgery. He also has an interest in musculoskeletal trauma and sports injuries.
Mr Palmer qualified as a doctor in 1990 receiving his degree from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in London. 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. Here he attained an MSc in Sports Injuries. He then completed a six year specialist registrar training in orthopaedics and trauma in Oxford thence obtaining the intercollegiate speciality examination in Trauma and Orthopaedics. He was then privileged to be admitted to the Specialist Register for Trauma and Orthopaedics at the General Medical Council on 27th May 2002.
Mr Palmer took up his current post as a Sussex NHS Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon in Worthing, Shoreham and Chichester in 2002. He also consults at Goring Hall Private Hospital, the Nuffield Private Hospital in Brighton. Mr Palmer is a Senior Lecturer at Brighton and Sussex Medical school (University of Sussex), an Educational Supervisor to trainee junior surgeons, a surgical trainer and teaches surgical podiatrists techniques in foot surgery and bunion correction. He is the clinical lead for research in his department and the Foot and Ankle lead clinician for the University Hospitals Sussex NHS Trust.