David James Cloke


BMedSci(Hons) MBBS(Hons) MSc(Sports Med) MFSEM(UK) FRCS(Tr & Orth) MASE(RCS) VR


GMC Number 4408334

Specialist Register, Trauma & Orthopaedics


Consultant Post:

Consultant Upper Limb and Trauma Surgeon

Special interest is shoulder arthroscopy, shoulder and elbow arthroplasty

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust, Commenced 4 Feb 2010


Northern Region Orthopaedic Trainer of the Year 2014


Regional Specialty Professional Advisor in Trauma and Orthopaedics 2019-



         Sheffield Shoulder & Elbow Fellowship 2009-10

         Shoulder and elbow trauma, arthroscopy and arthroplasty focused


Intercollegiate Specialty Examination:

         Intercollegiate Specialty Exam in Trauma & Orthopedics FRCS(Tr&Orth) 2008


Additional Degrees:

      BMedSci(Hons), Newcastle 1994 – Class 2 Division i

Head injury outcomes 

MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine, Bath 2009 - Distinction

Ankle injuries occurring in Football Association Academies


Professional Memberships:

British Elbow and Shoulder Society

British Society for Surgery of the Hand

British Orthopaedic and Sports Trauma and Arthroscopy Association

British Orthopaedic Association

Combined Services Orthopaedic Society

Member of the Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine (UK)


Instructorships, teaching:

         Battlefield Advanced Trauma Life Support (BATLS) Instructor

         AO Instructorship

         Department T&O Tutor

         Previous RCS Tutor

         Rotation organiser, Northern T&O specialist rotation: Assiociate Training Programme Director

         Examiner for FRCS(T&O)

         Associate Clinical Lecturer, UNewcastle University



         Volunteer Reserve Service Medal

         Operational Services Medal (Afghanistan)

         Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal


Research and Audit:


Additional Degrees:


Bachelor of Medical Science with Honours

           Class 2 Division i

           University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne 1994


Dissertation: “The Relationship Between Cerebral Perfusion Pressure and Outcome Following Severe Head Injury”


MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine,

           Bath 2009

           Passed with Distinction – second time awarded


Dissertation: “Ankle injuries occurring in Football Association Academies, with particular emphasis on chronic functional limitation, and the incidence of severe diagnoses amongst these injuries”





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Teaching Experience:


Member Education Committee, British Elbow and Shoulder Society

Royal College of Surgeons Clinical Tutor

Clinical Tutor T&O

             Northumbria Trust


Clinical Tutor, University Of Bath SEM MSc programme

            Online tutoring and clinical teaching


Higher Surgical Trainee Supervisor

            2010 – present


Foundation Doctor Supervisor

            2010 – present


Newcastle Medical School Finals examiner 


Clinical teaching, Newcastle Medical School

            2010 – present


Associate Clinical Lecturer, Newcastle Medical School

            2015  - present


RCS England Basic Arthroscopy Course

            2010 - 2017






The practice team at a glance