Mr Murali Bhat

MBBS, MS, FRCS, FRCS Tr.&Orth, European Hand Diploma


Mr Bhat is a member of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand. He lectures locally, nationally and internationally and holds the European Diploma of Hand Surgery awarded by the European Hand Society.

In 2003-04, he worked at the Shoulder unit in Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth.  2002-03, he worked as a Consultant in Upper limb and Hand surgery at Ashford and St Peter’s hospital, Chertsey and in 2001-02, he worked as a National Fellow in Hand Surgery in Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham. He is a fully qualified Orthopaedic Surgeon from India and the UK and his interest and training in Hand Surgery started in 1990 when he was an Orthopaedic Resident in Bombay. He is very highly trained in trauma management from Portsmouth, Nottingham, Belfast and Bombay, all large teaching units with a first class trauma service.

He is a member of Faculty on the Advanced Trauma Life Support course, Hand Surgery Course for the FRCS Orth. in Nottingham, Basic Science and Hand Surgery course in Chertsey for several years. He also takes a keen interest in training junior doctors at the Surrey and Sussex NHS Trust.


  • Every Friday 13:00 - 16:00


Current posts

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Surrey and Sussex NHS Trust


  • Hand and Upper Limb Surgery
  •  Foot Surgery

Personal interests

Mr Bhat was a National Gymnast, who retired from Competetive Gymnastics to take up Medicine. He has been interested in all kinds of Sports ever since including, Cricket, Badminton, Football, Tennis, Athletics, etc. Currently, he spends 3-5 evenings a week playing Badminton and Cricket in the Summer, being selected to play league matches in both Badminton and Cricket.

Member of

  • British Medical Association
  • British Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • General Medical Council
  • Medical Protection Society


He has written several papers on Shoulder, wrist and Hand disorders including scaphoid and peri-lunate injuries, trapeziectomy, rheumatoid hand and frozen shoulder.

Mr Bhat is widely in refereed journals and has a research doctorate (MS) from Bombay University.


Mr Murali Bhat works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP International
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Health-on-Line
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA

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

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

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