Mr Tim Hardwick


MBChB (Hons), BSc (Hons), Msc, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

GMC number: 6158907

Practising since: 2007


Hand Surgery

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Mr Tim Hardwick is a Trauma and Orthopaedic Consultant. His elective practice at Chichester is in hand and wrist surgery.

Mr Hardwick completed his medical degree at Leicester University in 2007 before undertaking foundation training and core surgical training in London. Prior to this he obtained a Bachelor's degree in sports physiology and a Master's degree in human and applied physiology at Kings College University London. Following his core surgical training at Guy's and St Thomas’s and Kings College Hospital, Mr Hardwick undertook subspecialty training in Trauma and Orthopaedics within the Kent Surrey and Sussex deanery, attaining his CCT in 2019. On completion of higher specialty training, he went on to complete an 18-month fellowship at Kings College Hospital London, specializing in hand and wrist surgery and complex trauma. Mr Hardwick was appointed as a substantive hand surgeon at St Richards Hospital in April 2021 where he conducts his NHS practice. He has an ongoing interest in research and quality improvement and also plays an active role as a tutor educating and training junior surgeons at the Royal College Surgical Trust.

Mr Hardwick is covered by all major insurers (Bupa, AXA, WPA, Vitality, Aviva)

Special interests

Management of peripheral nerve compression (e.g. carpal tunnel syndrome, ulna nerve compression at the elbow/wrist).

Dupuytren’s disease.

Management of osteoarthritis in the hand and wrist, including:

  • Base of thumb procedures (e.g. Trapeziumectomy and CMCJ replacement)
  • Partial and total wrist fusion
  • Finger joint replacement/fusion
  • Tendon transfers
  • Trigger finger
  • Targeted injections to the hand and wrist
  • Management of benign lumps (e.g. ganglions/GCT)

Compressive Neuropathies:

  • Carpal Tunnel Decompression
  • Cubital Tunnel Decompression
  •  Guyon’s Canal Decompression/exploration

Dupuytren’s Disease:

  • Percutaneous Needle Fasciotomy
  • Partial Fasciectomy
  • Palm/Palm + Single Digit/Palm + Multiple Digits
  • Revision Partial Fasciectomy -  Palm/Palm + Single Digit/Palm + Multiple Digits
  • Dermofasciectomy - Palm/Palm + Single Digit/Palm + Multiple Digits

Hand and Wrist Osteoarthritis/Inflammatory Arthritis

  • Partial/Total Wrist fusions<- Trapeziumectomy +/- Tendon Suspension (APL Suspension)
  • 1st CMCJ Replacement (Touch)
  • MCPJ/PIPJ Replacements
  • PIPJ/DIPJ Fusions
  • Targeted Small Joint Injections

Tendon Transfers

Trigger Finger Release/Injections

Management of Benign Lumps:

  • Excision of Ganglions/GCT’s/Mucoid Cysts

Hand and Wrist Trauma (Acute/Chronic):

  • Open reduction + Internal Fixation of Finger/Metacarpal/Wrist and Forearm 
  • Fractures
  • Ligament Repair/Reconstruction

Other interests

Research and Education. Current Royal College Tutor for Worthing and St Richards. Involved in the regional teaching program for the KSS deanery and faculty on both the ORUK Hand FRCS revision course and the Kings FRCS revision course.  

Personal interests

I have a wonderful wife and 2 amazing children who keep me busy outside of my clinical work! I am a keen golfer and belong to a club, playing when I can. I also like to keep myself fit training for local triathlons and running events. 

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Tim Hardwick at Nuffield Health

  • Hand surgery

Locations Mr Tim Hardwick works with

Related experience


I completed a clinical research fellowship during my training based at the department of biomaterials, Guys Hospital, presenting work at national and international meetings, and receiving the regional Fred Heatley prize for my work. 

I continue to be involved in local and regional research projects and attend regular national and international meetings to ensure my practice remains up-to-date and evidence-based.


  • General Medical Council (GMC) – 6178907
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Bristish Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH)
  • British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)

Other posts held

  • St Richards Hospital (University Sussex NHS Trust) - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in hand and wrist surgery and general trauma.