Mr Armstrong is a Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon. He has recently been appointed Honorary Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham, Medical School.
Originally from the North East, Mr Armstrongs undergraduate training was at the University of Nottingham gaining his BMBS in 2002. Whilst at University he undertook an intercalated BMedSci in Arterial Blood Gas Computer Based Learning.
Following his undergraduate training he underwent Basic Surgical Training through ED, Trauma and Orthopaedics (including Hands), Vascular Surgery – with a period as a Locum Vascular Registrar, General Surgery and Urology.
He was then Senior SHO in Nottingham and Derby before being appointed as Research Fellow at the Pulvertaft Hand Centre, working for Professor Frank Burke where he worked for 18 months.
In August 2008 he commenced his Speciality Training in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery in the East Midlands Deanery. He was lucky enough in this time to work with the Hand Surgery teams in both Derby and Nottingham.
He was appointed to the Advanced Training Post (ATP) in Hand Surgery at Oxford where he worked from Feb 2014 to Feb 2015 both at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and the John Radcliffe Hospital.
During his time in the Hand Units in Nottingham, Derby and Oxford, Mr Armstrong worked towards the BSSH/Manchester University Post Graduate Diploma in Hand Surgery. He successfully underwent the examination in March 2015.
He started as a Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon in Derby in March 2015.
He is interested in Education and is the lead for undergraduate Hand Surgery education in Derby. He is on the BSSH Education and Training Committee. He is a Tutor for the PGDip in Hand Surgery and organises the annual Hand Diploma Booster Day for candidates.