+44 (0)2476 965072
Hand Trauma Clinic - open access "PIFU" facility
After an injury to your hand you will be seen in our hand trauma clinic. Following treatment, surgery or a relatively minor injury, you may be discharged with the option for patient-initiated follow-up (or PIFU). This is to reduce disrupting your life with unnecessary hospital appointments, which may waste your time and be costly on account of transport and parking fees, not to mention lost earnings. However, there may be times you are not happy with your recovery or progress following a hand injury. In these situations please contact us directly on 02476 965072. You will either speak with our Hand Trauma Coordinator directly or be able to leave a message. We will return your call during normal working hours (Monday to Friday), and if appropriate book you back into one of our Hand Trauma follow-up clinics on an expedited basis. This service is not to be used for emergencies. Further information on services the NHS provides if you need urgent or emergency medical help can be found here.
+44 (0)2476 966013
Hand Team Secretaries
You may have been referred by your GP for an opinion on a long-standing hand condition. You will be nominally under the care of one of our Hand Consultants and be seen in our elective hand clinics (planned care). If you need to update us with any change in circumstances, or wish to reschedule an appointment, or feel you need to be seen quickly despite being discharged recently - please contact our us via your consultant's individual secretary: