[Skip to content]

Private Healthcare UK
Search our Site

David Elliot: Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Essex

David Elliot
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Essex: David Elliot

Specialist in Hand and plastic surgery.

Mr David Elliot MA, FRCS, BM, BCh has been a consultant hand and plastic surgeon for 24 years with involvement in hand surgery and dermatological surgery, including that of skin malignancy.

Mr Elliot is the senior hand surgeon of the St. Andrew's Centre for Plastic Surgery, Chelmsford which is the major trauma unit for Essex and East London and the largest hand trauma unit in the UK.  He is also one of the consultant plastic surgeons in Southend, Essex where he runs a hand clinic specialising in secondary trauma surgery, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis surgery of the hand, nerve compression and nerve pain surgery and Dupuytren's disease.

Mr Elliot was educated at The Edinburgh Academy, St. John’s College, Oxford and St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London.  He was an Oxford scholar and is a holder of the Kay-Kilner prize of the BAPS (British Association of Plastic Surgeons) and the Pulvertaft prize of the BSSH (British Society for Surgery of the Hand). Mr Elliot is the author of over 100 publications in the fields of plastic and hand surgery and is a frequently invited speaker worldwide on hand surgical topics.

He holds an A merit award in the NHS and is a past President of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand,  the past Editor of the European Journal of Hand Surgery, a past examiner of the Diploma of Hand Surgery of the Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand and a past chairman of the Flexor Tendon Committee of the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand.  He is a past member of the Council of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (2000-2003).  He speaks abroad regularly on hand surgical topics and has held visiting  professorships of hand surgery in Australia, India, New Zealand, South Africa and the USA.  He is also an Associate Professor of Hand Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria.



  • Elliot,D. The history of Dupuytren’s disease. British Journal of Hand Surgery, 13B: 246-253, 371-378 and 14B: 25-31.
  • Elliot,D. and Yii, N.W. Homodigital reconstruction of the digits : the perspective of one unit. Hand Chirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie, (2001), 33: 7-19.
  •  Elliot, D. Primary flexor tendon repair - operative repair, pulley management and rehabilitation. British and European Journal of Hand Surgery, (2002), 27B: 507-514.
  • Elliot D. Painful neuromas of the wrist and hand. Surgical Techniques in Orthopaedics and Traumatology (2005).

GMC Number:


Check this doctor’s GMC registration

Date of registration:

02 Aug 1976


Accreditation and admitting rights at private hospitals

Mr. David Elliot is an accredited consultant for the UK's leading private healthcare providers and private hospitals including Ramsay healthcare and Spire Healthcare.
Ramsay admitting rights
Spire admitting rights


Intuition Communication Ltd bears no responsibility for information published on this website, which concerns or relates to advertisers and their products and services. Read Disclaimer in full.

Compare, book, enquire

Contact details

View Larger Map

Spire Wellesley, Eastern Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 4XH 

Tel: 01621 857 362

Email: info@david-elliot.co.uk


Qualifications and memberships


  • M.A. Physiology (Oxon) 1975
  • B.M., B.Ch., 1975
  • F.R.C.S. (England) 1980 

Professional Memberships


Places of work

NHS treatment  

Southend General Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust
, Prittlewell Chase,
Essex, SS0 0RY

Tel:  01702 435 555

Fax: 01702 221 300 


St. Andrew’s Centre for Plastic Surgery,

Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 7ET

Tel:  01245 443 673

Fax: 01245 514 675 


Private treatment 

Spire Wellesley Hospital, Eastern Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 4XH

Tel:  01621 857 362

Fax: 01621 841 127