Mr James Nicholl


MA, MB BChir, FRCS, FRCS (Orth)

GMC number: 3291986

Practising since: 1988


Orthopaedic surgery

Consultation times

  • Weekly Monday and Thursday
  • Mr Nicholl is also able to treat children age 3+
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Mr Nicholl completed his medical training at Cambridge University and Guy's Hospital, with Orthopaedic training in Guy's and St Thomas Hospital and did fellowships in shoulder and hand surgery before being appointed as an Orthopaedic Consultant at the Kent and Sussex Hospital in Tunbridge Wells in 1998.

The most common conditions Mr Nicholl sees and is able to treat are Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Trigger Finger, Dupuytren's Contracture, hand and wrist fractures and hand Arthritis. Mr Nicholl is able to treat conditions of the joints using keyhole surgery and performs arthroscopic surgery on the wrist and elbow. Keyhole surgery minimises scarring and often allows a more rapid post-operative recovery. He has recently been undertaking joint replacement for thumb based arthritis. 

Mr Nicholl works closely with excellent physiotherapists and the specialist hand therapy department within the hospital.

Mr Nicholl is able to see patients 1 to 2 weeks after referral and if surgery is required can offer a date within the month.

Personal interests

Mr Nicholl is married with 3 children. When not working Mr Nicholl enjoys golf and sailing.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr James Nicholl at Nuffield Health

  • Peripheral nerve surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA)
  • Hand surgery
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Trauma reconstruction
  • Dupuytren's fasciectomy
  • Bone Graft

Locations Mr James Nicholl works with

Related experience


  • Scaphoid Non-union
  • Thumb Base Arthritis Trapeziectomy
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Wrist Arthroscopy.


  • Royal College of Surgeons
  • British Society for Surgery of the Hand

Other posts held

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Tunbridge Wells Hospital

Insurers Mr James Nicholl works with

Mr James Nicholl works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


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

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

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