Professor Scarlett McNally

Consultant - Orthopaedic Surgeon


Professor McNally trained on the South East Orthopaedic Registrar training program, completing a Fellowship year in Perth, Australia, in 2000. In 2002 Professor McNally took up her appointment at Eastbourne DGH. As well as her clinical commitments she leads on increasing day surgery rates, streamlining the patient journey and increasing the skills of the multi-disciplinary team. Professor McNally coordinated the Integrated Care Pathways for patients with hip fractures at Eastbourne and has written patient information leaflets for patients with common conditions.

In October 2008 she took up the additional responsibility as Director of Medical Education this involves the continuous development and training of 200 doctors on official training programs across the Trust and many others not on training programs.

Current post

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Eastbourne DGH with an interest in hand surgery and trauma.

Membership of professional bodies

  • British Medical Association
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Medical Defence Union
  • Medical Women’s Federation
  • Cambridge Medics Society
  • Women in Surgery
  • Academy of Medical Educators (Fellow)


1987 BSc University College London – basic medical Sciences and Anthropology
1989 MB BChir Cambridge University
1994 FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England
1999 FRCS(Tr&Orth) Intercollegiate Examining Board
2008 MA University of Brighton – Clinical Education
2009-2012 MBA Currently studying at Keele University

Other roles

  • Deputy chair Women in Surgery sub-committee Royal College of Surgeons.
  • Elected member Opportunities in Surgery Committee, Royal College of Surgeons (since Feb 2005) – this has recently launched a new website and helps with individual queries and other on-going projects.
  • Elected member, Equality and Diversity Committee, British Medical Association – many national reports previewed before release.
  • Specialist Training Committee for Orthopaedic training in South East England – selection and assessment of trainees.
  • Visiting Fellow University of Brighton – MSc examiner.
  • Academy of Medical Educators Foundation member – new committee, to be developed.
  • Deputy Council member (South East region) Medical Women’s Federation.