Tim qualified in medicine from the Universities of St Andrews and Manchester in 2001. His interest in orthopaedics was sparked whilst on a medical student elective to Malawi. He subsequently commenced basic surgical training in the North West of England with placements at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary and the Royal Preston Hospital. Following this he elected to volunteer overseas, working in a tertiary referral orthopaedic hospital in the former homeland of the Transkei in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. On his return to the UK Tim completed further training posts as a junior trauma registrar in Shrewsbury and as a research fellow at Wrightington Hospital, where he also completed a masters in Health Science and Practice. These jobs were interspersed with further trips back to work in South Africa.
He obtained his Specialist Registrar training number in the North West of England working in a number of busy orthopaedic and trauma units including the Royal Blackburn Hospital, the Royal Preston Hospital and the Royal Bolton Hospital. Tim also completed a fellowship post in orthopaedic trauma surgery at the Baragwaneth Hospital in Soweto.
In 2010 Tim obtained his fellowship in trauma and orthopaedics (FRCS T&O). He completed advanced training posts in hip and knee replacement surgery at the internationally renowned Wrightington Hospital followed by fellowships in foot and ankle surgery at the Royal Bolton Hospital and at Wrightington Hospital.
In 2012 he returned to Lancaster to complete his specialist training and during this period conducted research on the outcomes following ankle replacement surgery. This research was presented at a national meeting. During the final 18 months of training Tim developed a particular interest in complex hindfoot surgery and sports injuries of the foot and ankle. This included the introduction of advanced hindfoot arthroscopic procedures such as arthroscopic ankle and subtalar fusion surgery, tendoscopies and minimally invasive os calcis fracture fixation. In 2012 Tim was entered onto the Specialist Register for Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery and has been a consultant since 2013.
Tim also has a keen interest in surgical training and acts as an educational supervisor to surgeons in training. In recognition of this work he has been awarded a certificate of excellence in surgical education from the North West school of surgery.
During his free time Tim enjoys spending time with his young family and feels very fortunate to live close to the Lakes and Dales. Tim also enjoys woodwork projects having recently completed his second 16 ft cedar strip canoe and more recently a cedar canvas canoe. His current project is a lapstrake family sailing dinghy which he hopes to have completed by the time his kids can swim. Tim has lived near Lancaster since 2002 and spends as much of his free time as he can on the nearby hills and lakes (when not in his shed).
Foot and ankle (BMI The Lancaster Hospital and WGH)
Hallux rigidus (fusion and 'Cartiva' joint replacement)
Sports injuries of the foot and ankle
Achilles tendon problems (including tendoscopy)
Ankle and subtalar arthritis surgery (including arthroscopic fusion)
Bunion surgery (including revision)
Cavus foot reconstruction
Lesser toe surgery
Ankle ligament reconstruction
Plantar fasciitis (including PRP)
Rheumatoid foot and ankle problems
Fracture care (based at the RLI)
General orthopaedic trauma
Foot and ankle trauma
Charcot neuroarthropathy (non infected)
General lower limb surgery (based at the WGH)
Knee arthroscopy (excluding ligament reconstruction)
Total knee replacement (primary)
Total hip replacement (primary)