Ms Ella Donnison


BSc (Hons) (Occupational Therapy), Post Graduate Hand Therapy, Accredited Hand Therapist

GMC number: OT28183

Practising since: 1997


Occupational Medicine

Consultation times

  • Weekly Tuesday 08:00 - 13:00
  • Other days and times by arrangement
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Ella has over 10 years experience in Hand Therapy mainly through links with the UK and internationally recognised Derby Pulvertaft hand unit. She gained her Accredited Hand Therapist (BAHT) award in 2007 and is currently working towards an MSc in Hand Therapy.

Ella has been a member on the British Association of Hand Therapy (BAHT) Education Sub-committee since 2007. This organisation supports the educational and developmental aspects of UK hand and upper limb therapists.

Ella is a returning lecturer at local universities for Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Graduate Therapy courses including Bradford, Derby and Nottingham.

Ella travels regularly throughout the UK, Europe and other locations providing training workshops on hand therapy treatments and attending European hand congresses.

Other interests

Special Interests: Hand, wrist and elbow conditions:

  • Acute hand and upper limb trauma - assessment and treatment
  • Splinting
  • Scar management
  • Sensory re-education
  • Pain management
  • Exercise and strengthening programmes
  • Treatment following post-traumatic hand and wrist reconstruction
  • Chronic wrist and carpal instability surgery
  • Treatment following joint replacement surgery
  • Management of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, dequervains, trigger finger, cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Dupuytren's management following surgery, needle aponeurotomy and Xiapex/Xiaflex
  • Management of swelling in the hand

Ella also has experience and links with many professional sports organizations and teams assisting in the therapy management of sports and athletic injuries.

Treatments and tests offered by Ms Ella Donnison at Nuffield Health

  • Hand surgery
  • Occupational therapy

Locations Ms Ella Donnison works with

Related experience


In 2011 Ella was involved in a Dupuytren's Research project at the Royal Derby Hospital NHS, Pulvertaft Hand Unit. She is currently researching wrist denervation assessments for her MSc in Hand Therapy independent study.


  • British Association of Occupational Therapists
  • British Association of Hand Therapy

Other posts held

  • Senior Hand Occupational Therapist, Derby Pulvertaft Hand Unit, Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust NHS
  • Clinical Specialist Patterson Medical


Ms Ella Donnison does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Ms Ella Donnison does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Ms Ella Donnison does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.