Hancock, Mr Nick

Mr Nick HancockMBChB, FRCS(Tr&Orth)


Trauma and orthopaedics


Trauma and knee surgery

Training and education

  • Basic medical qualification - University of Cape Town, South Africa, 1998
  • Basic surgical training rotation - Bristol and Somerset, 2001 to 2004
  • Higher orthopaedic surgical training - Wessex deanery, 2005 to 2010


Fellowship in lower limb reconstruction - Sydney, Australia, 2010


Mr Hancock has worked for the Trust since March 2011. He has developed a specific interest in knee surgery, ligament reconstruction and arthroscopy (keyhole surgery for joints).

After qualifying in 1998, Mr Hancock spent two years working in renowned major trauma centres (Groote Schuur and Tygerberg Hospitals) in South Africa. In the UK, he advanced his interest in orthopaedic surgery by working with leading international experts across the country.

Mr Hancock completed his higher surgical training rotation in the south of England, attaining fellowship to the Royal College of Surgeons in 2009. During this time he established a broad experience in all aspects of trauma and orthopaedic surgery.

In 2010, Mr Hancock was awarded a year’s fellowship in Sydney, Australia, researching bone graft substitutes and artificial ligaments with the University of New South Wales. During this time he developed expertise in the latest techniques in hip and knee surgery, working at Concord Repatriation General Hospital, University of Sydney.

Awards and prizes

  • Wessex Deanery prize for trainer of the year 2016
  • Clinical excellence award - University Hospital Southampton, 2014 and 2016
  • Outstanding service award - Hampshire Constabulary, UK, 2013
  • ANZAC Research Award - ANZAC Research Institute, Sydney, Australia, 2010


Since 2015, Mr Hancock has been principal investigator on a number of NIHR multicentre clinical trials. These studies are researching Achilles ruptures (a tear through the Achilles tendon), wound healing and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery.

Mr Hancock's publications include:

  • The service impact of failed locking plate fixation of distal tibial fractures: a service and financial evaluation at a major trauma centre. European Journal of Orthopaedics Surgery and Traumatology, 2015
  • Outcome of split skin grafts performed by orthopaedic surgeons in a UK major trauma centre. International Journal of Surgery, 2014
  • The limits of precision in conventionally instrumented computer-navigated total knee arthroplasty. Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy, 2012
  • Influence of electron beam melting manufactured implants on ingrowth and shear strength in an ovine model. The Journal of Arthroplasty, 2012

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