Paul Skinner

Specialities

Orthopaedic surgery

  • Upper limb surgery
  • Shoulder surgery
  • Knee Surgery
  • Hip Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Soft-tissue injuries

Current Posts

Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon for Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, The Spire Tunbridge Wells 

Clinical Director for Trauma and Orthopaedics for Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, 2000 - 2010.

Background

I qualified in 1977 at the Middlesex Hospital now part of University College London. I completed my training on the Kings Surgical Rotation. I was a Locum Senior Lecturer at the University of Western Australia, Perth.

In 1989 I was appointed Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery for the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust from which I retired in 2014. I continue to be a Consultant at the Spire Hospital Tunbridge Wells and the Horder Centre, Crowborough. I was Clinical Director from 2000 – 2010. I was also Clinical Governance Lead for the Tunbridge Wells Orthopaedic Department until 2014.

Professional Interests

I have a specialist interest in joint replacements – including hips, knees and shoulders.

My clinical interests are:

  • Arthroscopic shoulder surgery
  • Shoulder replacement and complex shoulder surgery
  • Arthroscopic knee surgery
  • Knee replacement
  • Primary hip replacement
  • Trauma

Personal Profile

When not at work I enjoy playing the classical guitar, bridge, golf, sailing and skiing.