The London Hand and Wrist Unit at the Wellington Hospital

A team of the most established experts in orthopaedic and plastic surgeries of the hand and wrist.

The London Hand and Wrist Unit is an internationally recognised multidisciplinary service for upper limb conditions and injuries, based at five of the Capital’s leading private hospitals: The Wellington, The London Bridge, The Lister, The Harley Street Clinic and the Portland Hospitals.

The team consists of Mr Giles Bantick, Ms Alice Bremner-Smith, Mr David Floyd, Mr Rupert Eckersley, Mr Sam Gidwani, Mr Nicholas Goddard, Mr Ciaran Healy, Mr Shehan Hettiaratchy, Mr Maxim Horwitz, Mr Abhilash Jain, Professor Jagdeep Nanchahal, Mr Gregory O’Toole, Mr Raj Ragoowansi, Mr Neil Toft and Mr Ian Winspur.

Among them are some of the most distinguished orthopaedic and plastic surgeons with expertise in hand and wrist treatments. The unit has particular expertise in treating soft tissue trauma,Dupuytren’s disease, Carpal tunnel syndrome, tenosynovitis and arthritis. Surgeons at the unit work closely with specialised occupational therapists and senior physiotherapists in order to provide complete rehabilitation.

Our consultants are leading experts in their field, holding positions at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Imperial College London, Royal Free Hospital and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals. Their internationally respected research has been published in leading journals including the Lancet, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, the Journal of Clinical Investigation and the British Medical Journal.

Between them they have held the titles of President of Plastic Surgery at Royal Society of Medicine Council, Member of British Association of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Honorary Plastic Surgeon at Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, and Vice Chair of the Musculoskeletal Committee of the World Federation of Haemophilia.

Services provided to HCA


This group of doctors provide medical advisory services to HCA's The Wellington Hospital in innovative hand and wrist treatments. In their role, they lead interactions with hospital medical staff and the hospital leadership team to assist the hospital by providing medical advice and promote high quality, cost effective care.

In their role, they contribute to the strategy, policies and decision making regarding the hand and wrist treatments and advise HCA to ensure that care provided within the facility is appropriate and efficient. In their role, they advise on initiatives to drive clinical standards by providing professional advice on clinical governance matters and ensuring the adoption of those by colleagues.

Recent work has included developing non-surgical management methods.  These include Xiapex TM which is the first and only EU-approved nonsurgical treatment for Dupuytren´s contracture which avoids the need to have an open Fasciectomy for some patients.  Other examples are working with the hand therapists and making multi disciplinary decisions on the management of fractures.

In addition, they work with GPs, hand therapists, and patients to educate and advise on relevant clinical updates to treatments to the hand and wrist available in the facility. Furthermore, they advise on the accuracy of literature that may be published regarding relevant services. They will also advise on how to make the patient referral smooth to reduce stress and anxiety for patients.

All services provided under this agreement are charged to HCA UK. From January to December 2017, the total charge was £24,325.25

HCA requires the doctors that advise us to attest that if they also practice in the NHS that they are not compromising their NHS commitments.

The information disclosed on this page in accordance with the Private Healthcare Market Investigation Order 2014 is true and accurate to the best of HCA’s knowledge and belief.