The profile of Harry Lyall - your orthopaedic hand and wrist surgeon for skeletal trauma surgery

Mr Lyall - Chelmsford Orthopaedics

Mr Lyall has more than 20 years’ experience as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with special interests and expertise in:

  • hand and wrist surgery
  • skeletal trauma surgery


He attended Jesus College, Cambridge University and completed his undergraduate medical studies at St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School. Whilst at St Thomas’ he undertook international attachments in Ireland and the Peoples’ Republic of China. He qualified as a doctor in 1985.

Mr Lyall completed surgical houseman and casualty officer jobs at St Thomas’ and taught anatomy at St Thomas’ Medical School. After passing the Primary FRCS Examination he did junior surgical jobs in Kent as a preliminary to Final FRCS Examinations in 1990. He undertook higher orthopaedic surgical training as a Registrar and Senior Registrar in East Anglia between 1990 and 1996, working in Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, The Norfolk and Norwich Hospital and The Ipswich Hospital. He was awarded the Cambridge Orthopaedic Prize in 1993 for work involving the pathogenesis of de Quervain's disease. He passed the tertiary orthopaedic fellowship examination and gained the Intercollegiate FRCS(Orth) in 1995. During this time he completed two prestigious Fellowships:

  • in 1993/94 he was British Society for Surgery of the Hand Senior Registrar in Hand and Wrist Surgery based within the Orthopaedic Surgery Department at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge and the Regional Plastic Surgery Unit at St Andrew’s Hospital, Billericay.
  • in 1996 he was for five months AO Fellow in Wrist and Trauma Surgery in the Department of Unfallchirurgie at the University Clinic, Innsbruck, Austria working with Dr Sigurd Pechlaner.

Mr Lyall was appointed Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon to the Regional Orthopaedic Unit at Black Notley Hospital and Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford in 1996.

He is an orthopaedic surgical trainer on the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Royal London Hospital, Percival Pott and East Anglian Specialist Orthopaedic Registrar Training Schemes.

He was for more than 10 years a member of the Court of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and examined for the Intercollegiate MRCS Diploma. He is currently an Inter-Collegiate Assessor working with all four Royal Surgical Colleges to ensure and maintain the quality of UK and Ireland professional surgical examinations conducted both within Great Britain and Ireland and around the world.

With an interest in trauma care, he is a past ATLS® Faculty Member and Course Director and has taught on ATLS® Instructor Courses. He is an active member of the AOUK Faculty (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen) and has lectured nationally and internationally on skeletal trauma surgery. Mr Lyall is a Member of the Wilderness Medical Services Institute – Europe and has lectured on annual WEMT and Doctor Courses at the Scottish National Outdoor Training Centre at Glenmore Lodge in Aviemore.

Mr Lyall is a member of the following professional bodies:

  • General Medical Council (Registration No. 3075973)
  • Medical Protection Society
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Fellow of the British Orthopaedic Association
  • Member of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Member of the British Trauma Society
  • Faculty Member of AOUK (Arbeitsgemeinshaft für Osteosynthesefragen)
  • Member and Past President, The Cambridge Orthopaedic Club

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