Meet the Team
At Manchester and Cheshire Hand Clinic, we have assembled a dedicated team of experts from various disciplines who share a common goal: providing exceptional care for your hand. Led by Consultant Hand Surgeon Zaf Naqui, who brings over 25 years of surgical experience, our team specialises in a wide range of hand and wrist conditions, including injuries, arthritis, Dupuytren’s disease, carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist pain, and wrist arthroscopy. In addition to treating common hand conditions, we also have the privilege of working with elite professional athletes, including cricketers, rugby league players, cyclists, motor cross athletes, boxers, UFC fighters, climbers, tennis players, and footballers.
Specialist Hand Therapist
At the Manchester & Cheshire Hand Clinic, our dedicated team of highly skilled and trained specialist Hand Therapists collaborates closely to deliver exceptional care. Our Hand Therapists, including Sarah, Cami, Rachel, and Esther, possess bespoke training in the physiotherapy, rehabilitation, and splintage of the hand.
With extensive experience in treating traumatic hand and wrist injuries, facilitating post-operative rehabilitation following elective procedures, and providing triage assessment and management of hand and wrist problems referred by GPs or Consultants, our Hand Therapists offer comprehensive support for various conditions.
The Manchester & Cheshire Hand Clinic takes pride in its team of hand therapists, who hold accreditation from the British Association of Hand Therapy (BAHT). This accreditation signifies their commitment to maintaining the highest standards in hand therapy practice.
At our clinic, we prioritise your well-being and strive to help you regain optimal hand and wrist function. Our dedicated team of hand therapists, under the guidance of our expert specialists, is here to support you throughout your rehabilitation journey with their expertise and compassionate care.
At the Manchester & Cheshire Hand Clinic, we are proud to have Donna as our dedicated Secretary. With her extensive experience and qualifications, including diplomas in IAM Business & Administrative Management, LCCI Business Practice, and AMSPAR Medical Administration, Donna plays a vital role in ensuring a smooth and efficient patient experience.
As the first point of contact for our clinic, Donna handles telephone calls, post, and emails with utmost professionalism and care. Patients consistently express their admiration for Donna’s empathy, skill, and unwavering professionalism. Her ability to put patients at ease and guide them throughout their entire journey of care is highly appreciated.
At the Manchester & Cheshire Hand Clinic, we understand the importance of a supportive and organised administrative team. Donna’s expertise and dedication contribute to creating a positive experience for our patients from the very first interaction.
Rest assured that when you reach out to us, Donna will be there to provide the necessary assistance, address your concerns, and ensure that you receive the exceptional care you deserve.
Musculoskeletal Hand & Wrist Radiologists
At the Manchester & Cheshire Hand Clinic, we are proud to collaborate with a team of specialised Musculoskeletal Hand & Wrist Radiologists. Led by Professor Waqar Bhatti, Dr. Jonathan Harris, and Dr. Sarah Jackson, our expert Radiologists are dedicated to providing exceptional diagnostic services.
These esteemed Radiologists, who hold the Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists (FRCR), bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our clinic. Proficient in performing ultrasound examinations and interpreting magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), and nuclear medicine studies, they ensure accurate and comprehensive evaluations of hand and wrist conditions.
We understand the importance of timely diagnosis and imaging services. That’s why, at the Manchester & Cheshire Hand Clinic, we strive to provide efficient care. If imaging is required for your condition, our Radiologists aim to perform and report the results within a prompt seven-day timeframe.
Rest assured that when it comes to diagnostic imaging, our Musculoskeletal Hand & Wrist Radiologists are dedicated to delivering accurate and timely results. At the Manchester & Cheshire Hand Clinic, we prioritise your health and well-being, and our expert Radiologists play a crucial role in the comprehensive care we provide.
At the Manchester & Cheshire Hand Clinic, our team of highly experienced NHS Consultants, who specialise in anaesthesia, is committed to ensuring your safety and comfort throughout your surgical procedure. These anaesthetists, holding the esteemed Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FRCA), bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our clinic.
With their specialised training in regional anaesthesia techniques, our anaesthetists are skilled in providing a unique approach that allows patients to undergo surgery while their arm is comfortably numbed. This method, known as regional anaesthesia, enables you to remain awake during the operation while ensuring your arm is pain-free.
During your consultation, your dedicated anaesthetist will take the time to discuss all available anaesthetic options with you. They will provide comprehensive information, answer any questions you may have, and assist you in making an informed decision that aligns with your preferences and needs.
At the Manchester & Cheshire Hand Clinic, we prioritise your well-being and strive to create a safe and comfortable environment throughout your surgical journey. Trust our expert team of anaesthetists to guide you through the process and ensure a positive experience during your procedure.