Mr Alex Reid


BA (Hons), BM, BChir, MA (Cantab), FRCS (Plas), MFSTEd, Dip Hand Surg (Br), FEBHS

GMC number: 6151476

Practicing since: 2006


Hand Surgery, Plastic Surgery

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Mr Reid is a substantive NHS Consultant in Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery.  He has subspecialty interests which include Dupuytren's contracture, skin cancer surgery, arthritis, nerve and tendon problems, complex hand trauma and microsurgery.

He is a member of the Skin Cancer Multidisciplinary Team and the Hand Surgery Multidisciplinary Team at Cambridge University Hospitals.

Alongside his clinical commitment he takes part in regular audit and governance projects, helping to improve the delivery of high quality and safe care to patients.

Mr Reid trained extensively in plastic surgery and hand surgery before becoming a Consultant in the NHS. After qualifying in medicine from the University of Cambridge in 2006, he enrolled onto the nationally accredited Higher Surgical Training programme in the East of England at Cambridge University Hospital, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Lister Hospital and Chelmsford between 2012 and 2018.  Subsequently, he undertook Fellowships in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery at the London Clinic; and in Skin, Complex Reconstruction and Hand Surgery at the internationally renowned St. Andrew’s Centre for Plastic and Burns Surgery, where he also served as a locum Consultant.

In 2020, Mr Reid was awarded the Excellent Teaching Award from the Cambridge University Clinical School and Society. He is a member of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers (Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh) and regularly completes assessments for surgeons in training. Nationally, he is a faculty member on several specialist courses. He is a by-Fellow of Hughes Hall, Cambridge University where he teaches anatomy.

Special interests

All aspects of hand and peripheral nerve surgery including:
• Dupuytren’s contracture
• Trigger digit
• Carpal tunnel syndrome and other peripheral nerve problems
• Reconstruction of tendons and nerves
• Arthritis including thumb joint replacement
Skin surgery
• Treatment of benign and malignant skin lesions
• Scar improvement

Other interests

Within the NHS, Mr Reid regularly treats some of the most serious hand trauma injuries and this includes the use of microsurgery to restore form and function.  His NHS practice also includes all forms of skin cancer.

Personal interests

Mr Reid is a pianist and enjoys spending time with his family.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Alex Reid at Nuffield Health

  • Skin grafts for leg ulcers
  • Mole removal
  • Excisional biopsy
  • Dermatological surgery
  • Dupuytren's fasciectomy
  • Excision of skin lesion
  • Skin surgery
  • Peripheral nerve surgery
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Hand surgery
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Skin cancer surgery
  • Trapeziectomy
  • Cubital tunnel release

Locations Mr Alex Reid works with

Related experience


Mr Reid continues research at the forefront of innovations in plastic surgery and hand surgery.  He has published in many medical journals and book chapters.  In 2021, he was appointed an honorary lecturer at University College London.


  • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Fellow of European Board of Hand Surgery (FEBHS)
  • Full Member of British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH)
  • Member of Faculty of Surgical Trainers (Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh)
  • Prasis
  • By-Fellow of Hughes Hall, Cambridge University
  • British Medical Association
  • General Medical Council

Other posts held

  • Consultant in Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgeon, Cambridge University Hospitals.

Insurers Mr Alex Reid works with

Mr Alex Reid works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • Aetna
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • WPA
  • Bupa


Mr Alex Reid does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Alex Reid does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Alex Reid does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.