Enquiries: 01305 251150


Updated 24 May 2021


Mr Peter Ward

MbChB – Bristol 1984 – 89
MSc – Oxford 1992
FRCS Eng 1994 FRCS (Trauma & Orth)

Registrar on Wessex Orthopaedic Training Program
One year’s fellowship in hip Arthroplasty in Australia
Seven years consultant experience as Arthroplasty and Trauma Surgeon
Current Clinical Director, Musculoskeletal Services

Special interests
Hip Arthroplasty in the young adult
Revision hip procedures

New treatments introduced
Resurfacing Arthoplasties

Dorset County Hospital – Monday and Wednesday 9.00am, alternate Tuesdays, 2.00 pm
Weymouth alternate Mondays, 9.00am
Lyme Regis monthly Mondays, 9.00am

01305 255515

Key members of the team
Arthroplasty Fellow – Harrish Karup

Mr Nicholas Savva (Foot and Ankle)

MBBS, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, 1988-1994
BMedSci, University of London, 1993
FRCS(Eng), London, 1998
FRCS(Tr&Orth), London, 2005

I trained at St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical School and undertook house jobs in London. My basic surgical training was in Wessex as was my Orthopaedic Rotation. I then spent a year in Australia on a Foot and Ankle Surgery Fellowship before being appointed a Consultant in Dorchester. I have also undertaken a travelling fellowship in the United States.

Since then I have set up a multidisciplinary clinic in Dorchester including myself, a trainee registrar, an extended scope physiotherapy practitioner and two orthotists..

Special interests
General orthopaedics
Foot and ankle surgery

New treatments introduced
Percutaneous Achilles tendon repair for acute ruptures
Ankle replacement
Arthroscopic ankle arthrodesis/fusion

Week 1 
Tuesday AM elective clinic
Thursday AM Weymouth 

Week 2
Tuesday AM fracture clinic
Tuesday PM joint diabetic foot clinic

Week 3
Tuesday AM electic clinic
Thursday AM Weymouth 

Week 4
Tuesday AM fracture clinic
Thursday PM elective clinic

01305 253171

Key members of the the team
We provide a multidisciplinary approach to foot and ankle problems offering conservative, orthotic and surgical options for treatment

Mr Sean Walsh

Trauma and Orthopaedics

Batchelor of Medicine, Southampton 1990
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (England) 1995
Master of Science (Orthopaedic Engineering) with distinction Cardiff 1999
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery) 2001

1991-1994 Basic Surgical Training , East Anglia, Bury St Edmunds and Norwich
1995 Training post in plastic and reconstructive surgery, Addenbrook's Hospital Cambridge.
1996 Locum Trauma and Orthopaedic Registrar , Colchester Hospital.
1996 – 2003  Higher Surgical Training (Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery), Wessex Rotation, UK
2002-2003 – National Advanced Hand Surgery Training Post – Pulvertaft Hand Unit Derby, UK.
January 2003 – Locum Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon- Basingstoke, Hampshire , UK
In June 2003 I was appointed as a locum Orthopaedic and Trauma surgeon in Dorset County Hospital. My Substantive appointment was in September 2003.

Special interests
I have a special interest in Hand, Wrist and Elbow Surgery.
I am a member of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand

New treatments introduced
I have set up and developed the Hand and Wrist Surgery Service at Dorset County Hospital.

I set up and developed the Hand Therapy service for hand surgery. There is now a Hand Therapy Team specialising in hand and wrist problems.

Together with Duncan Farquhar-Thompson and Oliver Tweedie (consultant anaesthetists) we have developed the regional anaesthesia service at DCH. This allows patients to remain awake for many hand/wrist surgery procedures. This allows greater patient choice as to type of anaesthesia and allows more patients to be discharged home on the day of surgery

I set up the Dressing Clinic Service in the Orthopaedic Outpatient department. This now runs as a daily clinic during the working  week and is utilised by the whole department.

Fracture clinic Dorset County Hospital . Alternate Monday AM
Hand and wrist  Clinic Dorset County Hospital , Wednesday AM, weekly.
Hand and Wrist Clinic, Dorset County Hospital Wednesday PM weeks 3 and Friday AM week 2
The hand and wrist clinics and fracture  are multidisciplinary where possible with direct access to Hand Therapy. 

01305 254483 (secretary)
If GPs require advice I may be contacted by email on sean.walsh@dchft.nhs.uk 

Key members of the team
Maree Dethick-Jones – Senior Physiotherapist with a special interest in hand and wrist physiotherapy. Band 7 Hand Therapy Lead
Laura Howell, Clincal Specialist, Senior Hand Therapist, Band 7
Jo Smith – Hand Therapist
Sarah Bruton – Out patient Dressing clinic, Senior Health Care assistant
James Vincent, Senior MTO, Plaster Room DCH.

Mr Ian Barlow

MB, ChB , Bristol, 1985
FRCS (Eng), 1989
FRCS (Orth), 1996

I qualified from Bristol and subsequently started postgraduate training in surgery at St James’s University Hospital in Leeds.
After orthopaedic speciality training I was appointed to the Wessex region as Registrar, then Senior Registrar in Portsmouth and Southampton.
I undertook a travelling fellowship in Knee Surgery and Sports Medicine in the USA in 1996.
11 years experience as Consultant Orthopaedic and Knee Surgeon.

Special interests
Arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery
Knee ligament reconstruction
Knee replacement (total and partial)
Revision knee replacement
Meniscal repair
Articular cartilage surgery

New treatments introduced
Arthroscopic meniscus repair
Arthroscopy/microfracture for chondral defects
Arthroscopic ACL reconstruction
Allograft ligament reconstruction
Computer guided/aligned knee replacement
Intramedullary nail knee arthrodesis

Tuesday PM, Dorchester
Thursday AM, Dorchester
Friday AM, Swanage

01305 255413 (secretary)

Key members of the team
Toni Ardolino, Registrar
Harish Kurup, Knee Arthroplasty Fellow
Liz Hoskinson, ESP Knee Clinic
Mike Peak, ESP Knee Clinic

​​Mr Simon Garrett

BM University of Southampton 1998
MRCS Ed 2003
FRCS (Tr&Orth) 2008

After graduating from Southampton University, I undertook both my basic and high orthopaedic surgical training across the Wessex region. I spent the last year of my registrar training on an arthroplasty fellowship in Perth, Western Australia. I returned to Dorset County Hospital in 2009 as a Locum Orthopaedic Consultant and was appointed as a substantive hip and knee arthroplasty surgeon in October 2010.

Special interests
I have broad experience in all aspects of trauma and orthopaedics, however, I have a specialist interest in hip and knee arthroplasty, both primary and revision, in which I am fellowship trained.
I am also very interested in both hip and knee arthroscopy and sports injuries.
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New treatments introduced:
I am setting up a Hip Arthroscopy Service at DCH especially for treating the young painful hip, hopefully preventing some from developing arthritis in the future.
I am also involved in developing our ‘Enhanced Recovery Programme’ for patients undergoing hip and knee arthroplasty. Our aim is to reduce post-operative pain and complications by enabling early mobilisation following surgery.

Fracture Clinic, Wednesday pm, DCH
Elective (new and follow-up), Thursday pm

01305 254696

Mr Colin Senior

FRCS (Tr+Ortho) 2009 Wessex
MRCS 2003
BMBS 1998 Nottingham Medical School
BMedSci 1996 Nottingham Medical School

Following medical school spent time in London, including one year at the Royal London Hospital trauma unit before entering higher surgical training in orthopaedics within the Wessex region
Fellowship trained in the sub-specialties of arthroplasty, shoulder and trauma surgery during a year spent in Auckland, New Zealand
Lead role in trauma surgery at DCH, also enjoys a general orthopaedic interest, with a special interest in lower limb arthroplasty and shoulder surgery
As well as specialising in degenerative disease processes of joints he also deals with sports injuries

Special interests
Orthopaedic trauma
Shoulder surgery
Knee surgery
Hip surgery

New treatments introduced
Computer navigation surgery for total knee replacements

Thursday am
Friday am

01305 254696

Mr Tim Crook

Bachelor of Medicine (University of Southampton) 2000
Member of the Royal College of Surgeons 2004
Post Graduate Diploma Sport and Exercise Medicine (Cardiff University) 2008
Member of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (Royal College of Surgeons) 2009
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Trauma and Orthopaedics) 2009

After graduating from Southampton University Medical School in 2000, I undertook my Higher Surgical Training in the Wessex region, obtaining Fellowship to the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) in Trauma and Orthopaedics in 2009.
I have worked with some of the world’s leading upper limb experts. In 2010 I travelled to Sydney, undertaking an internationally renowned Hand and Wrist Fellowship for one year. The Sydney Hand Unit is a centre of excellence for simple and complex hand and wrist conditions, including the treatment of professional sports injuries. I was awarded a Travelling Bursary from the British Society for Surgery of the Hand in support of this.
I returned to the UK to commence a consultant post at Dorset County Hospital in July 2011.

Special interests
Hand, wrist and upper limb surgery
Upper limb sports injuries
Member of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand
Member of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (Royal College of Surgeons)

New treatments introduced
Free osteochondral grafting (bone and cartilage graft) for complex finger intra-articular fractures.

Mondays – new and follow-up elective outpatient clinics (mainly hand and wrist)
Friday morning – fracture clinic
All clinics are run in combination with a hand therapist to enable a multi-disciplinary approach to patient assessment and care

01305 253124 (Secretary Georgia Richards)

Key members of the team 
Hand Therapy Services

Mr James Smith (Knee and Hip Surgeon)

BSc (First Class Honours in Biomedical Sciences) University of Southampton, 2002
BM University of Southampton, 2003
MRCS Royal College of Surgeons, England, 2007
DM University of Southampton, 2013
FRCS (Tr & Orth) Royal College of Surgeons, England, 2015​

2019 – Current Clinical Governance Lead, Orthopaedic Department
2016 – 2017 Lower Limb Arthroplasty and Trauma Fellowship, Auckland, NZ
2015 – 2016 British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK) Knee Fellowship, Bournemouth, UK
2008 – 2016 Higher Surgical Training (Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery), Wessex Rotation, UK
2004 – 2008 Basic Surgical Training (General Surgery), Wessex Rotation, UK​

Special interests
All aspects of knee surgery – I have subspecialty training in ligament reconstruction, computer navigation and trauma surgery.

I have a keen research interest – my doctoral thesis investigated strategies for bone tissue engineering using stem cells and I have written clinical papers related to knee ligament, osteotomy and joint replacement surgery. I am keen to translate this research into clinical practice to continually improve patient outcomes. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/James_Smith60 

Founder Member of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine (BSLM) – Working together with patients and healthcare professionals, to prevent and treat orthopaedic problems using lifestyle modification.

New treatments introduced
Multidisciplinary complex knee clinic

Elective clinics – Tues and Wed afternoons, Dorset County Hospital
Fracture clinics – Alternate Thurs mornings, Dorset County Hospital​

Secretary Jacqie Butler 01305 255549 or email jacqie.butler@dchft.nhs.uk​​

Mr Iain Findlay 


MBChB (University of Edinburgh)
FRCS (Tr & Orth)
BSc Hons 

I qualified in 2002 at Edinburgh University. Basic Surgical Training was completed at Guy's and St Thomas Hospital in London, followed by Specialist Orthopaedic Training on the London and South East Thames Rotation. I was awarded the FRCS exam in Trauma and Orthopaedics in 2012. Following this I was awarded two specialist fellowships. I was the Knee and Trauma Fellow at King's College Hospital, London and then the Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Fellow at the Royal Cornwall Hospital.  I was appointed as a Consultant at Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester in 2015.

Throughout my career I have developed his interest in knee and hip surgery with several international publications and presentations. In particular, I have published work on knee replacement techniques, hip replacement outcomes and complex lower limb trauma. I am a reviewer for The Knee journal. 

Special interests
My specialist interests are knee and hip surgery. My practice includes knee and hip replacements, revision knee replacements, arthroscopic (keyhole) knee surgery, ligament reconstruction, patient specific knee replacements and lower limb trauma.

New treatments introduced
Uncemeneted Oxford Unicondylar knee replacements. 

Tuesday and Thursday mornings

Mr Matthew Barrett

Trauma and Orthopaedics

FRCS (Tr & Orth) 2016
MRCS, 2010
MBBCh, 2006, Cardiff

Completed higher orthopaedic training in Wessex 2011 to 2017
Post CCT fellowship in Bournemouth
Specialist shoulder and elbow fellowship in Auckland, New Zealand
Research fellow at Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore 2011 with Professor Tim Briggs

Special interests
Shoulder surgery – arthroscopic and joint replacement
Sports injuries
Trauma surgery

New treatments introduced
Bony increased offset reverse geometry shoulder replacement 

Elective -  DCH Tuesday afternoon
Fracture clinic – DCH Alternate Wednesday and Thursday afternoons

01305 255515