Mr Lachlan Currie



GMC number: 3681390

Practising since: 1991


Plastic Surgery

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Lachlan is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon with a special interest in hand surgery and skin cancer surgery. He was appointed as an NHS consultant at Derriford Hospital in 2008.

Educated at Blundell’s school in Devon, Lachlan then moved to St Thomas’s Hospital in London for his medical training in 1986, qualifying as a doctor in 1991 with honours in surgery and a First Class degree in Anatomy. He completed his Basic Surgical training in Bristol, becoming a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1996.

He completed his Plastic Surgery training in the south west and then spent eighteen months in Australia and New Zealand completing Fellowships in Orthopaedic Hand Surgery, Paediatric Hand Surgery and Microsurgery at the prestigious Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.

He was awarded the Mark Hannah research fellowship in 1999 and returned to the UK to work at the Blonde McIndoe Centre for medical research in East Grinstead where he completed an MD in wound healing. He was awarded the European Tissue Repair society award in 2002. During his time there he published and presented numerous research papers on plastic surgery and hand surgery.

His interest in hand trauma such as tendon and nerve injuries, complex hand fracture and traumatic amputations has allowed him to restore hope and function to a legion of patients over the last decade.

As a hand surgeon he commonly sees a wide range of non-emergency hand conditions such as arthritis, carpal tunnel, tendinitis, nerve entrapment, dupuytren’s contracture, trigger finger, ganglions, finger, thumb and hand pain. He is able to offer interventions to alleviate pain, preserve joint function, and improve a patient’s quality of life.
His experience at Derriford hospital and also privately at the Nuffield hospital over the last 15 years has given him an ability to provide personalised and compassionate care to patients, recognising the profound impact that hand-related conditions can have on daily life and functionality.  He will create a comprehensive treatment plan offering both surgical and non-surgical options to restore mobility and dexterity, alleviate pain and aide a rapid return of function and return to work.

He is also actively involved in the management of skin lesions and skin cancers and collaborates with Derriford hospital's multidisciplinary team (MDT) specialising in skin cancer care.

Special interests

Hand surgery

Other interests

Skin cancer surgery

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Lachlan Currie at Nuffield Health

  • Hand surgery
  • Dupuytren's fasciectomy

Locations Mr Lachlan Currie works with

Related experience


  • British Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • Medical Defence Union

Other posts held

  • Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Derriford hospital

Insurers Mr Lachlan Currie works with

Mr Lachlan Currie works with the following private medical insurance providers:

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


Mr Lachlan Currie has the following interest in this hospital/ another Nuffield Health hospital or the company:

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

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