clare langley

MBChB ● BSc ● FRCS (Tr & Orth) ● PGDipl Hand Surg

Clare Langley graduated from the University of Manchester in 2000, having completed a BSc at St Andrews University. She worked as an anatomy demonstrator at Cambridge University and in orthopaedics in New Zealand before completing Basic and Higher Surgical Training in the Wessex region. Clare was appointed to the advanced training hand fellowship in Oxford in 2016; gaining completion of this, her Certificate in Trauma and Orthopaedic training (CCT) and the Diploma in Hand Surgery (Manchester University) in 2017.

Clare was appointed as Hand and Wrist consultant at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) in June 2017. She has a passion for service improvement and education, keeping high quality patient care at the heart of how she works. Clare has a keen interest in how inflammatory conditions, such as Rheumatoid arthritis, affects the hand and wrist and in providing optimal function following hand injuries. She is educational lead for the T&O department at UHCW and champion for the less than full time training doctors in UHCW trust.

Medical Qualifications


  • Medical Science (BSc) St Andrews University, 1997

  • Medicine (MBChB), University of Birmingham, 2000


  • PG Dipl (Hand Surgery), University of Manchester (BSSH), 2017

  • CCT (Tr & Orth surgery), Health Education England, Wessex, 2017

  • FRCS Tr & Orth, Royal College of Surgeons, 2015

Medical Research and Education

Journal publications

  • Mortality and pulmonary complications in patients undergoing upper extremity surgery at the peak of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in the UK: a national cohort study; BMJ Quality and Safety Journal; October 2020; Collaborator

  • The impact of COVID-19 on trauma and orthopaedic patients requiring surgery during the peak of the pandemic; Nicola D Mackay, Christopher P Wilding, Clare R Langley, Jonathan Young; Bone and Joint Journal; Sep 2020

  • Paper shredder machines: a danger to little fingers. A case of triple finger amputation in a 2-year-old boy; Laura J Clifton, Clare Langley, Ian McNab; Journal of Hand Surgery (European Vol.); June 2018

  • Buried Versus Exposed Kirschner Wires Following Fixation of Hand Fractures: l Clinician and Patient Surveys; Plastics and reconstructive surgery Journal; Jan 2018; Collaborator [also presented at BSSH Autumn 2016]

  • The Management of Fingertip Injuries. F Page, C R Langley, M Lamyman. Bone and Joint journal (online); April 2016.

  • Anatomic Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Replacements: A Comparison of the Avanta and Ascension Implants: Level 3 Evidence, J L Hobby, C R Langley. Abstract. October 2010. Journal of Hand Surgery (American Vol.) 35(10):46–47

  • Flexor Tendon Injuries. C R Langley, J Hobby. Bone and Joint Journal (online); July 2009

  • Primary Multifocal Osseous Hodgkins Lymphoma in a 7 year old: Case Presentation and Review of Literature. C R Langley, S Garrett, J Urand, J Kohler, N M P Clarke. World Journal of Surgical Oncology; 2008

International Presentations

  • Anatomic PIPJ Replacements: A Comparison of the Avanta and Ascension PIP Joint Implants. C R Langley, J L Hobby; ASSH October 2010 (J L Hobby).

National Presentations

  • Day case management of animal bites to the hand: a new way forward? D Samson, C Langley, A Mahon; University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire and local presentation at hospital innovation hub; BSSH virtual meeting January 2020

  • Virtual follow up for carpal tunnel surgery - A viable alternative? D Samson, E Carr, L Nicholls, C Langley; University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire; BSSH virtual meeting Autumn 2020

  • Driving after Upper Limb Surgery: Current Opinion, S Lancaster, C Langley, C Little Oxford University Hospitals; BSSH spring meeting 2017

  • A shred of evidence? A case report and review of the literature, L Clifton, C Langley, A Wieberg, I McNab; European Hand Injury Prevention Conference, September 2016.

  • A comparison of the Patient Evaluation Measure, DASH and Quick-DASH questionnaires; J L Hobby, C R Langley, NHH Basingstoke, 2014; BSSH Spring Meeting 2014

  • A comparison of the Patient Evaluation Measure, DASH and Quick-DASH questionnaires J L Hobby, C R Langley. BSSH Spring Meeting 2014

  • Anatomic resurfacing PIP joint replacements: A comparison of the Avanta-SRA and Ascension implants at five-year follow-up. C R Langley, J L Hobby, T Briant-Evans and E Powell Smith. BSSH Spring Meeting 2014

  • Anatomic PIPJ Replacements: A Comparison of the Avanta and Ascension PIP Joint Implants. C R Langley, J L Hobby. BSSH Spring meeting 2010

  • Anatomic PIPJ Replacements: 3-5 year outcome from three centres of Ascension PIP Joint Replacements. C R Langley, J L Hobby, E Powell-Smith, I Lowdon, S Phillips. BSSH Spring Meeting 2010 [also an e-Poster at ASSH meeting, October 2010].

Clinical Trials & Research Projects

  • Principle Investigator for the NEON Trial – current

  • SUSPECT – Suspected Scaphoid Fracture Study – current; role collaborator

  • COVID hand study – published BMJ Quality and S2020

  • Wire Trial, Reconstructive Surgery Trials Network; 2016 – 2020; collaborator

Medical Education

  • Education Lead T&O UHCW, 2018 – present

  • LTFTT Warwick Rotation T&O, 2020 – present

  • LTFTT Champion, 2020 – present

  • Chair of FRCS revision course, Warwick rotation, 2018 – present