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Nicola Goldsmith

MSc Dip COT SROT

Currently Upper Limb Manager for BMI Healthcare, Nicola is a highly specialised hand therapist with more than 25 years of experience in hand and wrist therapy. In addition to being a partner and teacher in NES Hand Therapy Training for 20 years, she is President Elect of IFSHT.

Her first senior hand therapy post was at Mount Vernon Hospital. She went on to establish the Wellington Hospital Hand Unit in 1995 - the first multi-disciplinary hand unit in the private sector in London, now known as the London Hand and Wrist Unit.

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  • Work History
  • Education
  • Professional Memberships
  • Committee Work
  • Teaching Experience
  • Publications
  • Special Interests

Upper Limb Services Manager

BMI Healthcare

Strategic development of upper limb services and clinical leadership

2010 - Current

Partner and Teacher

NES Hand Therapy Training

2000 - Current

London Hand and Wrist Unit

HCA (Wellington Hospital)

Set up first private hand unit in London

1995 - 2009

Senior OT (Hand Therapy)

Mount Vernon Hospital, London Burns, Plastics and Rheumatology

1991 - 1995

Basic Grade OT

Royal Hospital and Home, Putney (Neurology)

1989 - 1991

MSc Research Methods for Remedial Therapists, Distinction

Kings College, London

1993 - 1995

Occupational Therapy

London School of Occupational Therapy

1986 -1989

Professional Memberships

Professional memberships

  • The Royal College of Occupational Therapists
  • The Health and Care Professions Council
  • The British Association of Hand Therapists

International Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy (IFSHT)

President-Elect

2016 - 2019

International Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy (IFSHT)

Historian

2013 - 2016

BRITISH ASSOCIATION OF HAND THERAPISTS EDUCATION SUB-COMMITTEE (BAHT ESC)

Member and Chair

1995 - 2004

Teaching experience

  • BAHT Validated courses since 1994
  • Bespoke courses in UK, Ireland, Portugal, Germany and South Africa.
  • MSc Sports Medicine, University College London (UCL)

Splinting the rheumatoid hand

UK Primary Care and Public Health Conference

2015

Dupuytren’s Disease – Finally a new way forwards?

National Association of Primary Care Review Autumn/Winter 2011/12: 36-37

2011

Overview of treatments for finger stiffness” and round table discussion

Speaker

Federation of the European Societies for Surgery of the Hand and Hand Therapy Congress, Lausanne 

2008

Use of PrimusRS for assessment & treatment of upper limb disorders

Lectures and workshops

Primus RS Annual Training Day, IPRS, 

2007 - 2008

Practical tips for G.P.s managing hand problems

Workshop

Royal Society of Medicine, GP section, Annual Study Week

2007

Common conditions of the Hand and Wrist

Lecture

Royal Society of Medicine, GP section, Annual Study Week

2007

Treatment of Work Related Upper Limb Disorders

Lecture

Royal Society of Medicine, Occupational Medicine section, Annual Study Week

2007

Hand Therapy Post Graduate Education, the British Experience

Presentation

International Federation of Societies of Hand Therapy, Edinburgh

2004

Inter-rater reliability of two trained raters using a goniometer for the measurement of finger joints

British Journal of Hand Therapy 3(2): 11-12

Goldsmith N, Juzl E

1998

Trapeziometacarpal arthritis: a review of the Helal silicone rubber ball spacer

Journal of Hand Surgery (British and European Volume), Vol. 22, No. Suppl 1, 45

S O’Leary, M.A. Grobbelaar, N Goldsmith, P Smith and D Harrison

1997

MUD Splint

British Journal of Hand Therapy June (2) 4:10-12

1996

Special Interests

  • Clinical special interests include hand assessment, splinting, congenital hand anomalies and the arthritic hand.
  • Nicola enjoys leadership roles promoting excellence of service and personal development of individual therapists

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