Miss Jo Dartnell



GMC number: 6102875

Practising since: 2004


Orthopaedic surgery

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  • Friday PM from 17.30
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Having completed a degree in Pharmacology at the University of Liverpool, Ms Dartnell studied medicine at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Medical School. Qualifying, with distinction, in 2004, she moved on to Basic Surgical Training in North East London.

Her Higher Surgical Training was undertaken on the South East London rotation including paediatric orthopaedics at Great Ormond Street Children’s hospital, Evelina Children’s Hospital and Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells. During this training she also gained an MSc in Trauma & Orthopaedics writing a dissertation on Musculoskeletal Infection in children, which helped to inform National guidelines.

She returned to Evelina Children’s Hospital in 2012 for a Fellowship in Paediatric Orthopaedics and then on to National University Hospital in Singapore where she continued paediatric fellowship training and was offered the role as a Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Orthopaedics. She also completed a fellowship in the hand and reconstruction department. She was appointed as a Consultant at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells in March 2015 and receives referrals from all over the South East of England. She has an honorary contract at Great Ormond Street Hospital and East Sussex NHS Trust where she carries out monthly clinics. Her specialist interests within paediatric orthopaedics are limb deformity, DDH, osteogenesis imperfecta and cerebral palsy.

Special interests

Paediatrics, specifically correction of congenital and acquired limb deformity, DDH, osteogenesis imperfect, cerebral palsy and paediatric trauma

Personal interests

  • 2 young lively daughters
  • Scuba diving and underwater photography
  • Tennis

Treatments and tests offered by Miss Jo Dartnell at Nuffield Health

  • Ingrown toenail (and ingrown toenail surgery)
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Tendon transfer in foot and ankle
  • Chondroplasty
  • Manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA)
  • Subtalar fusion
  • Fusion of big toe
  • Meniscectomy for meniscus tear
  • Paediatric medicine
  • Forefoot reconstructive surgery
  • Flat foot correction
  • Osteotomy
  • Toe surgery
  • Midfoot osteotomy
  • Tibial osteotomy
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Patella stabilisation
  • Bilateral Tenotomy
  • Image guided joint injections
  • Toe joint fusion
  • Calcaneal osteotomy

Locations Miss Jo Dartnell works with

Related experience


BOA bluebook. 

Bruce C, Rowland D, Katchburian M, Dartnell J. The management of acute bone and joint infection in childhood. A guide to good practice. BOA Bluebook. Published Dec 2013

Dartnell J, Ramsay M. The Respiratory System. 2005. Hodder Arnold

Author of one book in a series of texts entitled ‘One Stop Doc’, aimed at medical students, nurses and physiotherapists

Book chapters:

Prosthetics chapter: Basic Sciences: a Stanmore guide. Ed. M Ramachandran. 2017

Stem cell therapy in cerebral palsy: an update. Current Progress in Orthopaedics. Ed. Johari, Luk, Waddell. Oct 2014


Dartnell J, Gough M, Paterson M, Norman-Taylor F. Proximal femoral resection without the use of post-operative traction in children with severe cerebral palsy: a review of 77 cases. Bone Joint J. 2014; 96-B: 701-6

Dartnell J, Paterson M, Magill N, Norman-Taylor F. Proximal femoral resection for the painful dislocated hip in cerebral palsy: does indomethacin make a difference to heterotopic ossification? J Pediatric Orthop 2014. 34(3):295-99

Dartnell J, Hui JH. Commentary: Correlation between trochlear dysplasia and anterior cruciate ligament injury. J Orthop Surg. 2013. 21(2): 141

Dartnell J, Ramachandran M, Katchburian M.  Instructional review. Paediatric osteomyelitis: A systematic review. JBJS May 2012 94-B(5):584-595 


  • British Limb Reconstruction Society
  • British Society of Children’s Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • British Society of Surgery in Cerebral Palsy
  • Co-Chair of Cerebral Palsy Integrated Pathway for South East of England
  • National steering committee for CPIP England

Other posts held

  • Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon

Insurers Miss Jo Dartnell works with

Miss Jo Dartnell works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • WPA
  • Cigna
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Police Mutual
  • Healix


Miss Jo Dartnell does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Miss Jo Dartnell does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Miss Jo Dartnell does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.