Mr Simon Palmer


MBBS, MSc (Sports Medicine), FRCS (Tr &Orth), FFSEM (Faculty of Sports Medicine)

GMC number: 3485350

Practising since: 1990


Orthopaedic surgery

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Mr Simon Palmer is an orthopaedic consultant, with British & specialist Australian expertise in surgery foot and ankle surgery. He also has world wide recognised experience in trauma and sports injuries.

Prior to his current post as a Sussex consultant orthopaedic surgeon in Worthing, Shoreham, Chichester, Goring Hall hospitals and Clinic Nine in Hove, Mr. Palmer worked as a consultant in orthopaedic surgery at the Nuffield Health Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford.

Mr Palmer is an honorary clinical lecturer at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (University of Sussex), is an educational supervisor to trainee junior surgeons, is a surgical trainer and teaches surgical podiatrists techniques in foot surgery and bunion correction.

His initial surgical training included St Mary’s Hospital and The Hammersmith Hospital London. After demonstrating anatomy in London he was made a fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1994 before accepting a research fellowship in orthopaedics and trauma at Bath University. Here he attained an MSc in Sports Injuries.

He completed a six year specialist registrar training in orthopaedics and trauma in Oxford, working at the John Radcliffe Hospital Trauma Unit and at the Nuffield Health Orthopaedic Centre, thence obtaining the intercollegiate speciality examination in Trauma and Orthopaedics.

He was then privileged to be admitted to the Specialist Register for Trauma and Orthopaedics at the GMC (General Medical Council) on 27th May 2002. Mr Palmer specialises in the following treatments:

Other interests

Mr. Palmer developed his speciality in surgery of the foot and ankle  as a fellow of the North Sydney Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Clinic in Australia. At this time he also developed his interests in sports medicine and sporting injury. He has an MSc in Sports Medicine from the University of Bath and is on the Faculty of Sports Medicine of the Royal College of Surgeons.

Mr Palmer has a keen research interest and has published and presented papers worldwide. Current interests include, minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery (including keyhole bunion surgery or minimally invasive bunion surgery), lower limb keyhole surgery, joint replacement (including ankle replacement), extra-corporeal shock wave treatment for tendinitis and sports injuries. He also has a busy medicolegal practice and teaches at Brighton and Sussex Medical School.

Personal interests

Mr Palmer is a keen triathlete and regular ironman competitor recently completing Ironman Austria in 11 hours 28 minutes. He also enjoys skiing, watching rugby and a busy family life!

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Simon Palmer at Nuffield Health

  • Bunion surgery (bunionectomy)
  • Fusion of big toe
  • Orthotics
  • Ankle ligament repair
  • Forefoot reconstructive surgery
  • Bone Graft
  • Flat foot correction
  • Osteotomy
  • Toe surgery
  • Midfoot osteotomy
  • Keller's arthroplasty
  • Achilles repair or reconstruction
  • Subtalar arthroscopy
  • Tibial osteotomy
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Toe joint replacement
  • Cartilage reconstruction
  • Ankle fusion
  • Bilateral Tenotomy
  • Image guided joint injections
  • Toe joint fusion
  • Cheilectomy
  • Hallux Valgus Surgery

Locations Mr Simon Palmer works with

Related experience


  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • Fellow Royal College of Surgeons England
  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee
  • British Trauma Society
  • British Orthopaedic Foot &amp
  • Ankle Society
  • British Orthopaedic Research Society
  • Fellow Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine

Other posts held

  • Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust.
  • Goring Hall Hospital
  • Nuffield Health Brighton Hospital


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

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

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