Mr James Nicholl


MA, MB BChir, FRCS, FRCS (Orth)

GMC number: 3291986

Practicing since: 1988


Orthopaedic surgery

Consultation times

  • Weekly Monday and Thursday
  • Overview

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01892 552 923


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 and Hand Arthritis. Mr Nicholl is able to treat conditions of the joints using keyhole surgery and performs arthroscopic surgery on the wrist, elbow and shoulder. Keyhole surgery minimises scarring and often allows a more rapid post-operative recovery.

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

  • Shoulder surgery (rotator cuff repair)
  • Hemiarthroplasty
  • Manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA)
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Shoulder Manipulation
  • Dupuytren's fasciectomy
  • Bone Graft
  • Tennis elbow release
  • Peripheral nerve surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation
  • Hand surgery
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Elbow surgery
  • Trauma reconstruction
  • Arthroplasty

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 post 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 PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


Mr James Nicholl has the following interest in this hospital/ another Nuffield Health hospital or the company:

Mr James Nicholl is the Medical Advisory Committee Chair for Nuffield Health Tunbridge Wells Hospital.

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.