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Mr David Elliot

David Elliot: Consultant Plastic, Cosmetic, and Hand Surgeon, Essex
Mr David Elliot
Job title
Consultant Hand and Plastic Surgeon
Primary specialtyPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Year qualified
Professional memberships
• BMA • BAPRAS • BSSH • Medical and Central Defence Union of Scotland
Date of GMC registration (dd/mm/yyyy)01 July 1975
Cut-a-thwart Lane
Woodham Walter
01621 857 362
01621 841 127
Professional profile
David Elliot has been a consultant surgeon for 22 years. He is the senior hand surgeon of the St. Andrew's Centre for Plastic Surgery in Broomfield Hospital , Chelmsford , which currently treats over 4000 hand emergencies yearly. He was an Open Scholar of Oxford University, a holder of the Kay-Kilner prize of the British Association of Plastic Surgeons and of the Pulvertaft prize of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand and is the author of 95 publications on clinical subjects in the fields of plastic and hand surgery with current interests in all hand trauma surgery, finger reconstructive techniques, flexor and extensor tendon surgery, Dupuytren's disease and the surgical treatment of peripheral nerve pain. He is a past President of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (2005), past Editor of the European Journal of Hand Surgery (2005-2007), past President of the British Association of Hand Therapists (1995-1998), a past Chairman of the Flexor Committee of the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand and a past examiner of the diploma of the Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand (1996-99). He is a past Foundation Speaker in Hand Surgery of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (2001), the Venkataswami orator of the Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand (2004), the Kleinert-Kutz Professor in Louisville (2006), Visiting Hand Professor in South Africa (2006). He is a regular guest of the APSI (guest speaker 1998, 1999, 2002, Presidential Speaker 2006, Godrej Orator 2007).
Areas of expertise
Hand Surgery - Primary and Secondary Trauma Surgery, Replantation Surgery, Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Tendon Surgery,Dupuytren’s Disease Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Scar Management 

Topics NOT offered for medico-legal work:-  wrist/elbow/shoulder injuries and surgery, forearm and humeral fractures, RSI and medical negligence cases

Medico-legal experience
Started preparing medico-legal reports 1989
Approximate number prepared each year 100
Percentage split: Claimant 40% - Defendant 30% - Joint 30%
Key publications
Over 90 publications – click Elliot D on ‘Pubmed’ on the Web Elliot D (2004). Specific Flaps for the Thumb - Invited Contribution. Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, 8: 198-2. Elliot D (Chairman) et al., (2005). Report of the Flexor Tendon Committee of the IFSSH, 2004. British and European Journal of Hand Surgery, 30B: 100-116. Elliot D (2005). Painful neuromas of the wrist and hand. Invited Contribution. Surgical Techniques in Orthopaedics and Traumatology. Elliot,D. and Yii, N.W. Homodigital Reconstruction of the Digits. Invited Contribution.Hand Chirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie, (2001), 33: 7-19. 
Are you prepared to appear in court?
Court experience
I have been preparing legal reports at a rate of 2-4 per week since 1989, excepting holidays but have only been ask to attend court on two occasions, so my court experience is slim. 
Time frame for delivery of reports
Within 1 month
Fees (Please provide details of your fee structure - optional)
Routine Reports £750-950 Complex Reports £1,000+ 
UK regions covered
  • Bristol and Gloucester
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Cheshire
  • Cornwall and Devon
  • Cumbria
  • Dorset and Somerset
  • East Midlands
  • Essex
  • Greater London
  • Greater Manchester
  • Hampshire and Wiltshire
  • Harley Street
  • Herefordshire and Worcestershire
  • Humberside
  • Kent and Essex
  • Lancashire
  • Merseyside
  • Norfolk and Suffolk
  • Northern Ireland
  • Northumberland and Durham
  • Stoke, Staffs and Cheshire
  • Surrey and Sussex
  • Thames Valley
  • Warwickshire
  • West Midlands
  • Yorkshire - North
  • Yorkshire - South
  • Yorkshire - West