Professor David Warwick


MD, BM, DIMC, FRCS, FRCS (Orth), Eur. Dip. Hand Surgery

GMC number: 3139240

Practising since: 1986


Orthopaedic surgery

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David Warwick is the senior Hand Surgeon in Wessex. He is qualified with the European Diploma of Hand Surgery. He is based at University Hospital Southampton. UK His teaching, research, and international reputation were rewarded by the University of Southampton with an Honorary Professorship in 2013. His NHS contribution has been rewarded with a Bronze Clinical Excellence award

At his Hand Clinic, he will do his best to diagnose your problem, learn about what you want and help you decide what is best for you. He will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each potential treatment. Although surgical treatment might be needed, wherever possible we try safe and simple non-operative treatments such as therapy and injections.

The Hand Clinic is based on constant technical practice, education and reflection ensuring we provide the most up-to-date, safe and appropriate care. As a Professor, Mr Warwick has the opportunity to teach, research, write and attend postgraduate meetings which give unrivalled opportunities to remain informed and current. He holds the European Diploma of Hand Surgery.

Professor Warwick specialises in the following treatments at Nuffield Health Wessex Hospital:

Other interests

Professor Warwick has an international profile in the subject of Orthopaedic Thromboembolism.

Some of his specialisms include: problems relating to thumbs, fingers, wrists and elbows, nerve problems, Dupuytren's Disease, all sports related fractures, dislocations and sprains, joint pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and arthritis.

Personal interests

Professor Warwick is married and has three children. He learned to fly with the RAF and enjoys driving his sports car, cycling, skiing, dirt bike riding, keep fit, and supporting Southampton Football Club, and most of all his family. In October 2010 he raised £7,000 for Charity, riding an offroad motorcycle 1400km down the Wild Coast of South Africa.

Treatments and tests offered by Professor David Warwick at Nuffield Health

  • Osteotomy
  • Peripheral nerve surgery
  • Amputations
  • Arthroscopy
  • Hand surgery
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Trauma reconstruction
  • Bilateral Tenotomy
  • Dupuytren's fasciectomy
  • Bone Graft
  • Arthroplasty
  • Tennis elbow release

Locations Professor David Warwick works with

Related experience


Professor Warwick has published over 60 papers in refereed journals and has a research doctorate (MD) from Bristol University in 1995.

He has written several papers on hand, wrist and nerve injuries and has authored chapters on Hand and Wrist problems in the most recent edition of the surgical textbooks Bailey and Love, and Apley's System of Orthopaedics (the largest selling textbooks of their class), the Oxford Textbook of Orthopaedics, and a chapter entitled "Peripheral Nerve Injuries" in the book Outcomes in Orthopaedics.

He is also the the Editor and co-author of the the Oxford Handbook of Hand Surgery


  • British Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • British Orthopaedic Association

Other posts held

  • Consultant Hand Surgeon, University Hospital Southampton, Jersey General Hospital

Insurers Professor David Warwick works with

Professor David Warwick works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • Health-on-Line
  • HealthFund
  • Medical Care Direct
  • PHC
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA


Professor David Warwick does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Professor David Warwick does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Professor David Warwick holds the following paid advisory role(s) either at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health:

Professor Warwick is a member of the Nuffield Health Expert Advisory Group who provide project specific advisory services on an as required basis. EAG members are paid a day rate of £1,000 or an hourly rate of £150 plus reasonable expenses incurred.