As hand surgeons, at the end of the day we can only really be doing a good job if our patients are satisfied, but patient satisfaction is subject to so many influences. The same operation with the same objective outcome may make one patient satisfied and another dissatisfied. The same complication may entice one patient to sue the surgeon and another to thank them. It is all to do with understanding what the patient wants and what your treatment can achieve- how you treat people as well as their conditions.

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    Professor David Warwick
    Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon, University Hospital Southampton & Immediate Past President, British Society for Surgery of the Hand

    David Warwick has been Consultant Hand Surgeon at University Hospital Southampton since 1998. He is also Visiting Hand Surgeon to the States of Jersey and Bailiwick of Guernsey.

    His teaching, research, and administrative contributions were rewarded by the University of Southampton with an Honorary Professorship in 2013. His NHS contribution has been rewarded with a bronze clinical excellence award in 2012 renewed in 2016. He was awarded the Gold Medal in the European Diploma of Hand Surgery in 2004 and was awarded the Hunterian Professorship in 1998 for his work on orthopaedic thrombosis. Most recently he has been President of the British Association of Hand Therapists, Visiting Professor to the Australian Orthopaedic Association, South African Society for Surgery of the Hand, Polish Hand Society and Finnish Hand Society and Scandinavian Hand Society.

    He was awarded a doctorate of medicine in 2020 for his work in Dupuytren’s Disease.
    He was British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) President for 2020 and is an executive committee member of the FESSH. He sits on the executive committee of the IFSSH.

    He serves on the editorial board of the Bone & Joint Journal. David has published over 80 papers in peer reviewed journals with an H index of 34. He has written over 20 book chapters and is Editor of the Oxford Handbook of Hand Surgery (2009, 2018), the European Textbook of Dupuytren’s Disease (2015) and Apley & Solomon’s System of Orthopaedics and Trauma (2001, 2010, 2017). He is currently Principle Investigator on 4 studies and leads the Clinical Orthopaedic Research Group in Southampton. He has lectured in the UK and abroad on many occasions as invited speaker on various topics.