Mr Nick Little
Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon
Nick Little is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, where he was appointed in 2011
Nicks' areas of special interest are from the shoulder to the hand, He has particular interest in rotator cuff disease, total shoulder replacement including reverse geometry, sports injuries of the shoulder and elbow and upper limb fractures/ trauma. Together with Dr Selvi Pathma, he has introduced ‘Awake’ shoulder surgery to Epsom and Ashtead allowing patients to go home quickly after surgery without the risks of general anaesthetic.
- MB ChB, Manchester 1999
- MRCS, Edinburgh 2002
- MSc, University of London 2005
- FRCS (Tr & Orth), 2009
Nick graduated from Manchester University in 1999, spending his junior doctor training in Perth, Western Australia and Wessex. He completed a Masters Degree in Orthopaedic Surgical Science at University College London winning a prestigious scholarship grant from Stanmore Hospital.
He spent his registrar training in the South West Thames region. During this time he undertook a trauma and upper limb fellowship in a level one trauma centre in New Zealand. He has been trained extensively in upper limb surgery by Mr Danny Mok and other world experts and spent time in Sweden, Germany and USA.
Teaching and Training
Nick has a keen interest in teaching and is heavily involved in registrar training. He has set up and continues to run a successful yearly course for newly appointed specialist registrars to the London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex regions. In the last 6 years he has also run the shoulder replacement teaching days for specialist registrars and set up a upper limb fracture one day course at Epsom hospital. Along with Vipul he runs a yearly fellowship programme in Shoulder and Upper limb surgery.
Nick also teaches internationally 2-3 times a year on complex arthroscopic techniques providing mentorship to those in Eastern Europe. He is an examiner at St Georges Medical School.
Nick has published extensively and presented both nationally and internationally on orthopaedic trauma and shoulder and elbow surgery. Recent works include the evolution of the human scapula, new imaging techniques for the painful shoulder replacement and bone loss in shoulder instability.
In his spare time Nick is a keen cyclist and footballer enjoying skiing, walking, DIY and spending time with his young family.