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Mr. James Carmichael

Mr Jim Carmichael

B.Med.Sci., B.M., B.S., M.Sc., F.R.C.S. Tr. Orth.

Consultant in Foot, Ankle and Knee Surgery

Jim Carmichael is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in disorders of the foot and ankle. His consultant NHS appointment was in 2010 to Peterborough and Stamford NHS foundation trust (now North-West Anglia NHS Foundation trust). His clinical practice covers surgery of the foot, ankle and knee and all aspects of trauma orthopaedics. He is involved in research and development, teaching and practice development and has been awarded a Clinical Excellence Award for his work in developing the North West Anglian Diabetic Foot Service.

Jim grew up and went to school locally. He completed his surgical training on the south coast before undertaking fellowships at the North Sydney Orthopaedic and Sports Injury Clinic under Dr David Wood and Dr Merv Cross. On return to the UK he then undertook a further fellowship under Mr James Calder at the Clinic for Foot and Ankle Surgery and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital before returning to the Peterborough area to take up his consultant position.

His Clinical interests are centred around surgery of the foot, ankle, and knee including:

  • Sports injuries of the foot, ankle and knee
  • Arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery of the ankle and knee
  • Rheumatoid and degenerative disorders of the foot and ankle
  • Joint replacement surgery of the ankle and knee.
  • Joint fusions of the foot and ankle
  • Reconstructive surgery of the ligaments and tendons of the ankle and foot
  • Disorders of the Achilles tendon
  • Deformity correction of the foot and ankle
  • Heel pain and plantar fasciitis
  • ESWT (shock wave therapy)
  • Diabetic Foot Disease.

Professional affiliations:

Orthopaedics is a rapidly developing surgical specialty. As such, orthopaedic surgeons are required to maintain an extensive portfolio of Continuing Professional Development (CPD). In order to maintain knowledge levels at the forefront of the field Jim maintains membership to the following professional organisations

  • General Medical Council
  • British Medical Association
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society.
  • East Anglian Foot and Ankle Society.

Research Activity

In addition to the individual and personal research projects, Jim is committed to the ongoing development of orthopaedics. As such he is involved in several large scale Multi Centre trials. In the last year he has had the following roles:

  • Site Principle Investigator for TODFU – Topical Oxygen Delivery in the treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers.
  • Site Principle Investigator for PATH-2 – Platelet Rich Plasma in the treatment of Acute Achilles Rupture
  • Site Investigator for ART – Ankle Fracture Rehabilitation Trial.

He is also an active member of the North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust MSK Research committee and is an active reviewer for the Bone and Joint Journal.

A full list of his published research can be found on PubMed.

Teaching Activity

The foot and ankle team at Peterborough City Hospital has gained a reputation for providing high quality and reliable training for the trainees from the Cambridge based East of England Higher Surgical Training Rotation. This training involves supervising registrars in the academic and clinical development of their career.

Nationally, he is an accredited instructor on the Advanced Trauma Life Support Course. He has also been invited faculty to numerous national level courses run by the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. To date, Jim has been invited faculty on the following courses:


  • 2018- British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society – Principles Course, Cambridge
  • 2018 – Cambridge Cadaveric Foot and Ankle Workshop.


  • 2017 – Advanced Trauma and Life Support Cheltenham.
  • 2017 – Foot and Ankle Round Table, Cardiff.
  • 2015 – British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society – Principles Course, Leicester
  • 2013 – Foot and Ankle Round Table, Barcellona
  • 2013 – Leicester Foot and Ankle Trauma Course.

A full List of the conferences and courses attended as delegate can be found here: