Sarah Mee


Currently the Consultant Hand Therapist at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Regional Hand and Wrist unit, Sarah is a highly specialised hand therapist with more than 28 years of experience in hand and wrist therapy. Sarah has been a partner and teacher in NES Hand Therapy Training for 20 years.

Her first senior hand therapy post was at Mount Vernon Hospital. She went on to establish the hand units at UCH, East Grinstead and Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals.

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

Partner and Teacher

NES Hand Therapy Training

2000 - Current

Consultant Hand Therapist

Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust.  Regional Wrist and Hand Unit, adult and paediatric trauma and acquired conditions.

2000 - Current

Senior OT (Hand Therapy), Head OT

Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, West Sussex. Hands, Burns, Plastics and Rheumatology

1992 - 2000

Senior OT

University College Hospital, London. Hands and Burns

1990 - 1992

Senior OT

Mount Vernon Hospital, London

1988 - 1990

Basic Grade OT

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kings Lynn

1986 - 1987

MSc Hand Therapy

University of Derby

2004 - 2012

PG DIP Biomechanics

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

1992 - 1995

Occupational Therapy

Welsh School of Occupational Therapy, Cardiff

1983 -1986

Professional memberships

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

Royal College of Occupational Therapists OT Consultants Group


2006 - Current

British Association of Hand Therapists Education Sub-Committee (BAHT ESC)

Member and Chair

2000 - 2004

Teaching experience

  • BAHT Validated courses since 1994
  • MSc Hand Therapy tutor, Malmo, Sweden
  • Bespoke courses in UK, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
  • Tutor for BSSH Hand Diploma
  • Tutor and Examiner for FRCS Orthopaedic Exams
  • Tutor and Faculty member for AO UK Hand and Wrist

Accredited Hand Therapist (BAHT)


BAHT Hand Therapist of the Year


Oxford Handbook

Edited chapters in Oxford handbook due for publication 2017


Surgery and Rehabilitation of the Hand

Edited chapters in Surgery and Rehabilitation of the Hand 2012


Neuromusculoskeletal Examination and Assessment

Edited chapter in Neuromusculoskeletal Examination and Assessment


Journal Articles

Journal of Hand Surgery (British), British Journal of Hand Therapy, British Journal of Rehabilitation, Journal of Biomechanics

1991 - 2016

Special Interests

  • Anatomy and biomechanics
  • Management of wrist and hand trauma
  • Team management, service development and teaching

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