Greg Pickering

Consultant Orthopaedic and Hand Surgeon

Professional profile:

Mr Pickering graduated from the University of Bristol with degrees in both Pharmacology and Medicine. Having completed his foundation training he then spent time training in New Zealand, Australia and across the South Pacific.

Mr Pickering returned to the UK, completing his higher specialist training in Trauma & Orthopaedics on the Severn (Bristol) Rotation. He was a very active member of the rotation, and served as President of the Trainees’ Group during his final year.

Mr Pickering completed his training as a National Training Interface Group Fellow in Hand Surgery, having ranked first in his application year, at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham.

During this time Mr Pickering was the British Delegate to the American Society for Surgery of the Hand International Travelling Fellowship (visiting units including the Indiana Hand Centre, Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital, The University of Chicago and OrthoCarolina), as well completing the British Diploma in Hand Surgery.

Mr Pickering has a particular interest in medical education, and has multiple formal qualifications in this field. He continues to develop and deliver cadaveric surgical training courses, as well as being a supervisor and trainer of future orthopaedic and hand surgeons. Mr Pickering also maintains an active audit and research interest, is the local Principal Investigator for a number of National Randomised Controlled Trials, lectures both nationally and internationally on hand surgery, as well as maintaining a presence in the published literature.

Current NHS or research position:

Consultant Orthopaedic and Hand Surgeon at The Royal United Hospital, Bath.

Year of first medical qualification:


Special clinical interests:

Hand and elbow surgery

Peripheral Nerve Injuries

Carpal Tunnel surgery

Ganglion excision

Hand fractures

Nerve injuries

Orthopaedic trauma

Sport injuries

Ulnar nerve compression/cubital tunnel syndrome

Trigger finger/thumb

Elbow arthritis

Wrist arthritis

Finger/thumb arthritis

Tennis and golfer’s elbow

Research interests:

Mr Pickering is involved in multiple national multicentre trials acting as both primary investigator and recruiter. He also has a particular research interest in wrist instability, especially post trauma.

Professional memberships:

British Orthopaedic Association

British Society for Surgery of the Hand

The Royal College of Surgeons of England

Personal profile:

Mr Pickering is married to a local GP and has two young sons, both of whom are responsible for filling the majority of his spare time.