MR NOEL PETER BMedSci(Hons) BMBS DipSportsMed(UK) FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Mr Peter is a specialist upper limb surgeon who has been trained in internationally renowned surgical centres in the UK and Australia with an exclusive interest in hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder surgery. He is an expert in conservative and surgical management of problems affecting the upper limb.
Mr Peter’s undergraduate training was at the University of Nottingham where he was awarded an Honours distinction for his Research Thesis on cancer biology. He completed his basic surgical training at Oxford, before successfully securing a postgraduate training position at the distinguished Oxford Deanery Trauma and Orthopaedics Training Programme. During this time, he trained at the world-renowned Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (Oxford), John Radcliffe Hospital (Oxford) as well as surgical units in Reading, Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes.
Mr Peter has a strong research interest primarily focused on the development and evaluation of new surgical technologies in joint replacement and arthroscopic techniques. He is also a core faculty member of the University of Oxford’s Global Surgery group where he delivers educational and training programmes to support the development of surgeons working in low resource settings.
Following his Orthopaedic Surgical training at Oxford, Mr Peter completed two years of advanced specialist accredited fellowship training in upper limb surgery at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane (Australia). During that time, Mr Peter developed a particular interest in minimally invasive arthroscopic (key-hole) procedures as well as treatment of arthritis of the upper limb. His fellowship allowed him to gain experience in all aspects of hand and peripheral nerve surgery (including microsurgery), elbow arthroscopy and arthroplasty with in depth specialisation in shoulder surgery (arthroscopy and arthroplasty).
On completion of his fellowship, he was appointed to a Consultant position at the Princess Alexandra Hospital Australia with an active role in the trauma service. He returned home to the UK to be closer to family, and took on a substantive Consultant position at Cheltenham and Gloucester NHS Hospitals. Mr Peter regularly undertakes trauma surgery as part of the on-call trauma countywide service in Gloucestershire.
Noel regularly treats a number of sportsmen and sportswomen in the county and beyond. His interest in the treatment of sports injuries and rehabilitation of athletes lead him securing a further postgraduate qualification in Sports and Exercise Medicine. At present, Noel is an active member of the United Kingdom’s Faculty of Sports of Exercise Medicine, and was conferred a Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine. He has previously worked as team doctor for the Redingensians Rams Rugby Club in Berkshire, and is well versed in treating and rehabilitating athletes following a myriad of sporting injuries.
Noel has a genuine passion for teaching, and is actively involved in the training of junior surgeons and medical students across the county. Noel regularly lectures at national and international conferences, and his scientific research has been presented at conferences including the British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS), British Orthopaedic Trainees Association (BOTA), the European Congress in Trauma and Orthopaedics (EFORT) and the Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Scientific Meeting.
Noel is an approachable, organized and enthusiastic person who has been commended for his holistic approach and excellent clinical care of his patients. He is married with two kids, and enjoys playing the guitar and tennis in his free time.