Name and Position

Miss Claire Edwards

Contact Details

Main Telephone Number:01603 286145


Department Page: Orthopaedics and Trauma

Specialities: Hand and wrist surgery

Special clinical interests: Hand arthritis, Dupuytren’s disease

Research interests: Orthopaedic infection, patient care

Secretary: Rebecca Wallace

Current membership(s) of professional National and Regional bodies: Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, British Orthopaedic Association, British Society for Surgery of the Hand.

Degrees & Universities: BM BCh University of Oxford, PhD University of Nottingham, FRCS (Tr and Orth)

GMC number: 4324032       

Professional Expertise: I qualified from Oxford University and undertook surgical training in Nottingham. After working on the BBC series “The Ship” I completed a PhD on S.Aureus biofilms. I trained in Trauma and Orthopaedics in Trent before undertaking hand fellowships at the Pulvertaft Unit in Derby and an advanced training post in Sheffield.

I am a Member of Council of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Chair of the RCSEd Surgical Specialty Board for Trauma and Orthopaedics and a member of the RCSEd Research and Awards Committee. I am an examiner for the FRCS (Tr and Orth) and a member of the examination board. I am the lead clinician for hand trauma at NNUH and the Training Programme Director for Core Surgery Health Education East of England.

Personal Profile: I play piano, clarinet and violin supporting my interest in musician’s hand problems. I am a triathlete. I enjoy spending time outside with my husband, sons and pets.