Mr James Young

MBBS B.Sc. (Hons), MRCS FRCS (Tr. & Orth.)


James graduated from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine (University College London) in 2000. He was awarded a B.Sc. from The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore for his work in Orthopaedic Science and achieved 1st class honours for research into the hydroxyapatite coatings used in cementless joint replacements.

Having completed the Royal Free/Stanmore basic surgical training programme he embarked on specialist Orthopaedic training in both Stanmore and Southwest Thames, being awarded the FRCS (Tr. & Orth.) in 2014.

He was then offered two prestigious fellowships in Brisbane, Australia. The first year was spent with Dr Bill Donnelly performing arthroplasty of the hip and knee including the use of modern computer-assisted and robotic surgery techniques, and the second year with the world-renowned Dr Peter Myers performing high-volume sports knee surgery on recreational and professional athletes alike. He was also an invited faculty member and lecturer for the Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

In 2016 James was appointed as a Consultant in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery at Tunbridge Wells & Maidstone Hospitals with a special interest in Knee and Hip surgery.

Mr Young specialises in the following treatments at Nuffield Health Tunbridge Wells Hospital


  • Wednesday AM
  • Thursday PM


Current posts

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Tunbridge Wells & Maidstone NHS Trust


  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Meniscal Repair
  • Knee Meniscectomy
  • Meniscal transplantation
  • Cartilage repair techniques
  • Knee osteotomy
  • Patella realignment surgery
  • Primary Total Knee Replacement
  • Primary Unicompartmental Knee Replacement
  • Revision Knee Replacement
  • Primary Hip Replacement

Other interests

  • Computer assisted arthroplasty
  • Robotically-assisted arthroplasty

Member of

  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow
  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery United Kingdom
  • General Medical Council


I see research as vital to an informed evidence-based practice and continue to be heavily involved. I have a particular interest in clinical outcomes and use Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) as routine practice. This has allowed me to present at both national and international meetings, as well as publish regularly in peer-reviewed journals. I currently have four papers awaiting publication; from long-term results after meniscal root repair through to a technical paper on avoiding limb length discrepancy after total hip replacement. 


Mr James Young works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Medical Care Direct
  • PHC
  • SecureHealth
  • Tesco Bank
  • Universal Provident
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA
  • AXA PPP International
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Childsure
  • CS Healthcare
  • ESMI
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • Health-on-Line
  • HealthFund
  • InterGlobal

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

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

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