Mr Iain Packham

Mr. Iain Packham is a NHS Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery at the North Bristol NHS Trust. At North Bristol he works in the Avon Orthopaedic Centre, Southmead Hospital, and Frenchay Hospital, Bristol. Mr. Packham works privately at the Spire Hospital, Bristol and as part of the Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic, Bristol. Mr. Packham specialises in shoulder and elbow surgery and sports injuries. Further information is available at

Clinical Experience

Iain trained at Nottingham University before undertaking his Basic Surgical Training and then specialist Orthopaedic Higher Surgical Training in the London region. He has undertaken Fellowships at the Cape Shoulder Institute, Cape Town and The Australian Institute of Musculoskeletal Surgery, Sydney, with a focus on the arthroscopic treatment of sports injuries. He has been awarded The Certificate of Completion of Training and is therefore privileged to be listed in the General Medical Council Specialist Register.

Iain is a Fellow of the
British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow and a Member of the British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS), The European Society of Sports Traumatolgy Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) as well as the British Association of Surgery of the Knee (BASK). He is an Affiliate Member of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS).


Iain has an active research interest including shoulder instability, rotator cuff repair, the management of clavicle and humeral fractures and injury of the acromioclavicular joint (ACJ). He has published on a number of subjects in the peer review literature including sports injuries, joint replacement and hospital infection.

Medico-legal Experience

Mr. Packham regularly undertakes medico-legal expert witness work for upper limb injuries and welcomes enquiries in this field. Please contact Andrea Beaumont on 0117 933 9980 (Fax 0117 973 8678)


Mr Packham works in a teaching hospital and is responsible for the supervision and training of junior doctors, medical students, physiotherapists and nursing staff.

Personal Profile

Iain is married with two young sons. He maintains a keen sporting interest and has been involved competitively in a number of sports including athletics and rugby. He has international qualifications in sailing and Scuba diving and is a qualified ski instructor (