Mr Simon Palmer is a Trauma and Orthopaedic Consultant who works in in West Sussex and Brighton who trained in Oxford, London and Bath with Specialist Australian expertise in surgery of the lower limb including foot and ankle surgery and knee surgery. He also has an interest in musculoskeletal trauma and sports injuries.

Mr Palmer qualified as a doctor in 1990 receiving his degree from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in London. His initial surgical training included St Mary’s Hospital and The Hammersmith Hospital London. After demonstrating anatomy in London he was made a fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1994 before accepting a research fellowship in orthopaedics and trauma at Bath University. Here he attained an MSc in Sports Injuries. He then completed a six year specialist registrar training in orthopaedics and trauma in Oxford thence obtaining the intercollegiate speciality examination in Trauma and Orthopaedics. He was then privileged to be admitted to the Specialist Register for Trauma and Orthopaedics at the GMC(General Medical Council) on 27th May 2002.

Mr Palmer took up his current post as a Sussex NHS Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon in Worthing,Shoreham, Chichester in 2002. He also consults at Goring Hall Private Hospital, the Nuffield Private Hospital in Brighton. Mr Palmer is a Senior Lecturer at Brighton and Sussex Medical school (University of Sussex), an Educational Supervisor to trainee junior surgeons, a surgical trainer and teaches surgical podiatrists techniques in foot surgery and bunion correction. He is the clinical lead for research in his department and the Foot and Ankle lead clinician for the Western Sussex NHS Trust.

Mr. Palmer developed his speciality in surgery of the foot, ankle and knee as a fellow of the North Sydney Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Clinic in Australia. At this time he also developed his interests in sports medicine and sporting injury and joint replacement . He has an MSc in Sports Medicine from the University of Bath and is on the Faculty of Sports Medicine of the Royal College of Surgeons. Mr Palmer has a keen research interest and has published and presented papers worldwide. Current interests include, minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery (including keyhole bunion surgery or minimally invasive bunion surgery), lower limb keyhole surgery, joint replacement (including ankle replacement), extra-corporeal shock wave treatment for tendinitis and sports injuries and minimally invasive joint replacement.

Mr Palmer is a keen triathlete and regular Ironman competitor recently completing an Ironman in a personal best of 11hrs 28 minutes. He also enjoys skiing, snowboarding, kite-surfing, watching rugby and a busy family life!

Mr Palmer is a member of the following specialist societies: General Medical Council, The Royal College of Surgeons of England, British Association for Surgery of the Knee, British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, European Foot and Ankle Society and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (RCSI). He also periodically reviews research papers for National scientific journals

J. Masters

Been under the care of Mr Palmer for the last few months and have to say amazing treatment from start to finish. So knowledgeable in his role and put me at ease about the whole procedure and shows respect to his patients. Thank you.


M. & W. Warrington

On behalf on my wife Wendy who had a knee replacement we would like to put on record what first class treatment and service we had. From the surgeon Mr Palmer, down to the cleaner, everyone was not only professional but so pleasant, caring and time to deal with any problem. Although there only two days, it was a most stress free as it could be experience. Thank You



I feel i have two functioning lower legs once more, no longer reach for my sticks and carry items without fear of falling. The salutation at the beginning of this letter should read “Mr Wonderful”

Thanks and kind regards



Mr Palmer and his team were magnificent – I went in for an arthroscopy and the whole process was so brilliantly professional and friendly. Keep up the great work and thank you.14/03/2021. HP


D. Willoughby

In 2018, I had an open bunionectomy, lateral release, Akin osteotomy and dorsal cheilectomy with Mr Palmer.
I wonder if you can pass on to him the fantastic impact that this operation had on my quality of life.
My husband and I share the hobby of travelling and walking (around 70-130 miles a month). Yesterday, as we were walking, my husband, Richard, commented,”…your operation was an investment in our quality of life – definitely not a cost”.
I wanted Mr Palmer to know what an amazing difference his skilled hands have had on my life, with my sincere thanks.

21 11 2020

A. Hood

Faultless knee replacement operation by Simon Palmer, knee is in fantastic shape.

07 12 2020