Mr Matthew Wakefield

Qualifications

  • BSc(Hons)
  • MBChB(Hons)
  • PhD
  • FRCOphth

Mr Matthew Wakefield

BSc(Hons), MBChB(Hons), PhD, FRCOphth

Matthew Wakefield is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Matthew Wakefield qualified in medicine from Birmingham in 2007, and was newly appointed as a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon in 2017 after advanced specialist training in the cataract, cornea and external eye diseases. Research interests stem from his PhD studies and include the application of spectroscopic techniques and light therapy in clinical ophthalmology.

Selected career highlights

  • Completion of his PhD Thesis studying the properties of gel forming mucin molecules
  • Twice winner of the prestigious Bron award from the Medical Contact Lens and Ocular Surface Association
  • Appointment as Lead Ophthalmologist at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

Member of

  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists Refractive Surgical Skills Faculty
Mr Matthew Wakefield works at the following clinics
Westbury - White Horse Health Centre

Westbury

Westbury Health Centre which was opened in September 2012 provides excellent patient care in a dedicated Day Surgery unit. more

Mr Matthew Wakefield performs the following services
Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery

A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye leading to a decrease in vision’. It can more

Dr Olly Bradford

Qualifications

  • MBChB – Bristol Medical School 2003
  • MRCS(Eng) – 2007
  • MSc (Trauma & Orthopaedics) – 2012
  • MRCGP – 2016

Dr Olly Bradford

MBChB MRCS MSc(Tr&Orth) MRCGP

Dr Olly Bradford is a GP who specialises in Surgery and Musculo-Skeletal Conditions

Olly graduated from University of Bristol Medical School in 2003. He enjoyed a successful career in surgical training, becoming a senior Registrar in Trauma and Orthopaedics, completing his Master’s Degree with distinction before deciding to pursue a portfolio career as a GP with Specialist Interests in Trauma and Orthopaedics, Musculoskeletal Medicine and Primary Care Surgery. His portfolio includes working as a GP, running Community Fracture and Soft Tissue Injury Clinics, and joining the Independent Health Group as lead clinician for the Swindon Carpal Tunnel Decompression Surgery Service.

Olly’s ethos is to provide community-based care that is efficient, high quality and easily accessible for patients, promoting convenience, continuity, and patient-focused care. He has over a decade of surgical experience, and provides Carpal Tunnel Surgery clinics and operating lists at Lawn Surgery in Swindon, supported by a brilliant team of nurses and admin staff.

Selected career highlights

  • Successful transfer of surgical experience into Primary Care, allowing patients to be treated closer to home
  • Distinction in Trauma and Orthopaedics Master’s Degree

Member of

  • Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP)
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England (MRCSEng)
  • Association of Surgeons in Primary Care (ASPC)
  • Bath GPs Education and Research Trust (BGPERT)
Dr Olly Bradford works at the following clinics
Lawn Medical Centre

Swindon (East)

Welcome to Lawn Medical Centre more

Dr Olly Bradford performs the following services
Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when the median nerve gets trapped in the tunnel between the wrist ligament and the more

What they say

Very nice team. All went very smoothly. Everything very well explained including the aftercare.

Hand Surgery - November 2016

I was most impressed with the kindness and experience. The staff were all very kind to me.

Hand Surgery - November 2016

It was lovely coming here. The surgeon and nurses made me feel comfortable. Everything is great.

Hand Surgery - November 2016

Immediately felt welcome, lovely staff. Definitely be recommending treatment to others. Thank you.

Hernia Surgery - May 2017

Dr James Boorer

Qualifications

  • MSc (2002)
  • MBChB - Bristol University (2003)
  • MRCS (2007)
  • MRCGP (Dec 2013)

Dr James Boorer

MBChB MRCS MRCGP

Dr Boorer is a GP who specialises in general surgery

Dr Boorer qualified from Bristol University in 2003 and then embarked on a general surgical career working in London and the South West during which time he presented at national and international surgical conferences.

Having got a bit fed up with being moved all around the country on a surgical training scheme he decided to settle with his wife in Devon and train to become a GP.

Dr Boorer has continued to use his surgical skills and started working with the Independent Health Group in 2015.

He currently performs vasectomies out of the Kingskerswell Health Centre in Newton Abbot.

Selected career highlights

  • Clinical Director of Sentinel Health Care CIC

Member of

  • Royal college of General Practitioners
Dr James Boorer works at the following clinics
Kingskerswell Health Centre, Devon

Newton Abbot

Our higly-acclaimed no-scalpel vasectomy service is now available at this friendly and conveniently located Centre. more

Dr James Boorer performs the following services
Vasectomy

Vasectomy

Vasectomy is the male sterilisation operation. It is a very effective means of birth control. The minor operation is more

What they say

Very happy with the procedure. Very relaxed and friendly.

Vasectomy - January 2017

Procedure was quick and painless. Job well done.-

Vasectomy Patient Feedback - August 2016

Excellent work. Fast, painless and the surgeon and nurses are very friendly. Thank you.

Vasectomy - May 2017

Very efficient procedure. Done quicker than I expected. Very professional.

Vasectomy - January 2017

Everything was explained very well prior to procedure. So no unexpected surprises. Very at ease and friendly staff. Thank you!

Vasectomy - November 2016

Mr David Mitchell

Qualifications

  • 1982, Cambridge University and University College London.

Mr David Mitchell

MA MB MS FRCS

Mr David Mitchell is a surgeon at North Bristol NHS Trust.


Mr Mitchell was appointed in 1994 and has a long experience of providing day care surgery. As well as his vascular and renal failure practice, he established a one stop local anaesthetic hernia service in Bristol.

Selected career highlights

Member of

  • The Vascular Society
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • South West Surgical Society
Mr David Mitchell works at the following clinics
Litfield House, Bristol

Bristol

Welcome to Litfield House Medical Centre more

Mr David Mitchell performs the following services
Hernia Surgery

Hernia Surgery

A hernia is caused when contents of the abdominal cavity push through a gap in the abdominal wall causing more

News items
New Carpal Tunnel, Hernia and Foot Surgery Service opened on 21 December 2015 in Bristol.

New Day Surgery Service 21 Dec 2015

01 Dec 2015

New Carpal Tunnel, Hernia and Foot Surgery Service opened on 21st December 2015 in Clifton, Bristol. more

What they say

The waiting time from dr's appt to surgery was my first choice (5 wks) as the hernia was painful. The whole process was quick and extremely good.

Hernia Patient Feedback - February 2016

The day of operation was very good. Kept informed of the procedure and staff were very good. Would recommend the service provider.

Hernia Patient Feedback - February 2016

Very impressive service. Short waiting time between consultation and operation - much appreciated. Staff friendly and efficient.

Hernia Patient Feedback - February 2016

Mr Mahesh Pai

Qualifications

  • M.B.,B.S. :University of Bombay, India 1994
  • M.S. (General Surgery) :University of Bombay, India 1997
  • F.R.C.S.: Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • F.R.C.S. (Vasc): Inter-collegiate board
  • M.D.: University of London

Mr Mahesh Pai

M.B. B.S. , M.S. , M.D. , F.R.C.S.

Mr Pai is a General and Vascular Surgeon

Mr Pai specialises in all aspects of Vascular surgery including endovascular surgery. He also specialises in doing local anaesthetic ambulatory Hernia repair. Mr Pai is committed to maintaining an excellent standard of care for his patients and making patients' experience as relaxed as possible.

Selected career highlights

  • Ranked Second in the University at the M. S. (general surgery)
  • J. S. Lisbao Gold Medal (General Surgery, University examination)
  • Govind Juvekar Gold Medal (General Surgery, University examination)
  • Ranked Third in the university at the M.B.,B.S
  • Ranked Third in General Medicine in the university at the M.B.,B.S.
  • National Talent Search Scholarship N.C.E.R.T.

Member of

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
  • General Medical Council
Mr Mahesh Pai works at the following clinics
Chippenham - Hathaway Medical Centre

Chippenham

The purpose built Hathaway Medical Centre was opened in January 2007 more

Mr Mahesh Pai performs the following services
Hernia Surgery

Hernia Surgery

A hernia is caused when contents of the abdominal cavity push through a gap in the abdominal wall causing more

What they say

Very pleasant team. Made the whole process a breeze. No hesitation in recommending the place and the people involved.

Hernia Surgery - September 2016

I am so glad that I chose Hathaway to have surgery. The team have been amazing. Everything has been explained in detail & I would have no hesitation

Hernia Surgery - May 2017

Care very good. Operation went well, very quick and precise. I was very happy with the service given by all staff.

Hernia Surgery - November 2016

Obvious team work of a friendly and efficient nature. Felt secure and confident throughout operation. Many thanks for your help and friendliness.

Hernia Surgery - May 2017

Very friendly, welcoming, competent and informative service, fully engaging the patient at all times. Everything was well explained.

Hernia Patient Feedback - March 2016

Mr Chris John

Qualifications

  • Qualified Royal London Medical College in 1988
  • FRCS primary in 1990
  • FRCS second part 1992

Mr Chris John

MBBS, FRCS

Mr Chris John is an Associate Specialist in General Surgery

Mr John has a particular interest in day case surgery. He has performed well over a 1000 hernia operations of which at least 500 have been under local anaesthetic.

Selected career highlights

  • Starting surgical training in London at the London and St Bartholomew’s hospital.
  • Continued training at St George’s Hospital as well as the Joyce Green Hospital, Kent and then at Kings College Hospital, London.
  • Further training and research in Bath and South West before starting in at the RUH hospital, Bath in 2000. Became Associate Specialist in 2008.
  • Involved in Deanery training courses for junior surgeons at the RUH hospital in Bath.
  • Educational supervisor and appraiser and member of LNC.

Member of

  • Association Surgeons Great Britain & Ireland,
  • Association of Surgeons in Primary Care,
  • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England,
  • Member of the GMC, MDU and BMA
Mr Chris John works at the following clinics
Chippenham - Hathaway Medical Centre

Chippenham

The purpose built Hathaway Medical Centre was opened in January 2007 more

Westbury - White Horse Health Centre

Westbury

Westbury Health Centre which was opened in September 2012 provides excellent patient care in a dedicated Day Surgery unit. more

Mr Chris John performs the following services
Hernia Surgery

Hernia Surgery

A hernia is caused when contents of the abdominal cavity push through a gap in the abdominal wall causing more

What they say

Felt I mattered. Well looked after throughout. All procedures explained to me and I really felt my needs were met.

Hernia Surgery - January 2017

Thank you very much for the kindness and care you have given me. I will always recommend your service to everyone. Thanks once again.

Hernia Surgery - November 2016

Very thorough and understanding. Polite, friendly and would highly recommend.

Hernia - May 2017

The care I received was excellent throughout. Everything was thoroughly explained and I was given every opportunity to ask questions.

Hernia Surgery - November 2016

Mrs Claire Freeman

Qualifications

  • Graduated in 1995 with an Honors degree in Podiatry
  • Completed a Masters degree in 2010
  • Trained in Podiatric Surgery in Doncaster achieving the Fellowship award in 2010
  • Completed the final training – Certificate of Completion in Podiatric Surgery in 2013

Mrs Claire Freeman

BSc(HONS) MSc FCPodS

Claire Freeman is a Podiatric Surgeon

Claire Freeman was awarded Consultancy status in 2014 at West Berkshire Hospital where she had previously worked as a Registrar in Podiatric Surgery. She has completed over 500 foot surgery cases in the last 3 years.

She specialises in surgery under local anaesthetic in day case units and believes that this is how to ensure patients receive the highest standards of care in a stress free environment.

Watch Claire Freeman explaining Podiatric Surgery:

Selected career highlights

  • 19 years experience of treating foot problems
  • Volunteering for the Podiatry team for the London Marathon for 5 years, treating elite and amateur athletes
  • Contributing to the training of junior Podiatric Surgeons
  • Sitting on the Directorate Board of Podiatric Surgery

Member of

  • Fellow of the Directorate of Podiatric Surgery - Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists
  • Health and Care Professions Council
Mrs Claire Freeman works at the following clinics
Chippenham - Hathaway Medical Centre

Chippenham

The purpose built Hathaway Medical Centre was opened in January 2007 more

Swindon (South West)

Swindon (South West)

Old Town Surgery, Curie Avenue, Okus more

Westbury - White Horse Health Centre

Westbury

Westbury Health Centre which was opened in September 2012 provides excellent patient care in a dedicated Day Surgery unit. more

Mrs Claire Freeman performs the following services
Podiatric Surgery

Podiatric Surgery

Our specialist surgical team treat all foot problems including Hallux Valgus (Bunion Surgery) , Hammer, Mallet and Claw Toes and more

News items
New Carpal Tunnel, Hernia and Foot Surgery Service opened on 21 December 2015 in Bristol.

New Day Surgery Service 21 Dec 2015

01 Dec 2015

New Carpal Tunnel, Hernia and Foot Surgery Service opened on 21st December 2015 in Clifton, Bristol. more

New Podiatric Surgical service

New Podiatric Surgical Service

01 Apr 2014

A new, dedicated Podiatric Surgical Service is now available to patients. more

What they say

The surgical team were wonderful and caring and very efficient. Everything went well with the surgery. I would recommend this surgical team

Podiatric surgery patient feedback - May 2016

Very good care - almost great fun! Would certainly recommend this clinic to anyone else. Thank you.

Foot Surgery Patient Feedback - March 2016

Everything was fantastic. Staff lovely. A good experience.

Podiatric Surgery - September 2016

I have been treated with the utmost kindness and consideration. What was potentially a nerve-racking experience was in fact a stress free time.

Podiatric Surgery - May 2017

Very friendly staff, clean and modern building. Lots of advice given before and after operation. Thank you for sorting out my foot.

Foot Surgery Patient Feedback - February 2016

Dr Dan Lashbrook

Qualifications

  • BM 1999 University of Southampton

Dr Dan Lashbrook

BM MRCS MRCGP GP/GPwSI Surgery

Dan is a GP who specialises in surgery

Dan graduated from Southampton University in 1999 and trained as a specialist registrar in trauma and orthopaedic surgery at the Royal United Hospital, Bath, before moving to general practice in 2007. During this time, he taught anatomy at the Royal College of Surgeons of England as well as running educational courses to train new GPs. He currently works as an Associate GP at Fairfield Park Health Centre, Bath. He has a specialist interest in orthopaedics, soft tissue medicine and primary care surgery.

Dan has performed over 1,500 carpal tunnel releases and around 1,000 vasectomies with the Independent Health Group. Dan is also a popular lecturer often giving talks on both clinical and non-clinical subjects both within and outside of medicine!

Selected career highlights

  • Dan has performed over 1,500 carpal tunnel releases and around 1,000 vasectomies with the Independent Health Group

Member of

  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
Dr Dan Lashbrook works at the following clinics
Bath - Fairfield Park Health Centre

Bath - Fairfield Park

Welcome to our clinic at the Fairfield Park Health Centre more

Bath - Widcombe Surgery

Bath - Widcombe Surgery

Welcome to the Widcombe Surgery clinic in Bath

more

Chippenham - Hathaway Medical Centre

Chippenham

The purpose built Hathaway Medical Centre was opened in January 2007 more

Westbury - White Horse Health Centre

Westbury

Westbury Health Centre which was opened in September 2012 provides excellent patient care in a dedicated Day Surgery unit. more

Dr Dan Lashbrook performs the following services
Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when the median nerve gets trapped in the tunnel between the wrist ligament and the more

Vasectomy

Vasectomy

Vasectomy is the male sterilisation operation. It is a very effective means of birth control. The minor operation is more

News items
IHG working back in Westbury

IHG working back in Westbury

10 Jan 2013

Independent Health Group are back in Westbury more

What they say

Excellent care and attention from the staff and Dr Lashbrook. Thank you very much. It is so good to be pain free and get a good night's sleep

Vasectomy - January 2017

Very professional. Excellent at easing the nerves, putting me at ease and then carrying out the procedure in a quick efficient manner

Vasectomy - August 2017

I would like to say thank you for the care and support throughout the procedure. Very professional and caring. Thank you.

Vasectomy - May 2017

Would highly recommend this for people as no pain and very polite doctors & nurses.

Vasectomy Patient Feedback - March 2016

The care and consideration shown by all concerned was faultless as well as the professionalism of the surgeon and nurses whilst performing the op.

Hand Surgery - November 2016

Mr Aamer Ullah

Qualifications

  • MBBS London 1993
  • FRCS Edinburgh 1999
  • FRCS (Tr & Orth) 2004

Mr Aamer Ullah

MBBS FRCS FRCS

Aamer Ullah is a Consultant Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon

Aamer Ullah was appointed consultant orthopaedic hand surgeon at the Leicester Universities NHS Trust in 2005 where he is Involved in both teaching and research.

He specialises in hand and wrist surgery and completed an overseas fellowship at the Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney,Australia and a hand trauma fellowship in India.

Selected career highlights

  • Aamer has publications in peer review journals in Dupuytren’s Disease and Hand trauma

Member of

  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • British Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • British Orthopaedic Association
Mr Aamer Ullah works at the following clinics
Mr Aamer Ullah performs the following services
Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when the median nerve gets trapped in the tunnel between the wrist ligament and the more

Trigger Finger Surgery

Trigger Finger Surgery

Trigger finger (stenosing tenosynovitis) is a painful condition that affects the tendons in the hand. As the finger or more

What they say

Better than going to hospital.

Hand Surgery - September 2016

Very pleased with the treatment and care of the staff.

Hand Surgery - September 2016

Very efficient, no waiting. Put you at ease very quickly due to the information given. Nice cup of tea or coffee.

Hand Surgery - January 2017

Brilliant doctor. Brilliant service. Very professional quick appointment and procedure. Would recommend this service to all. Many Thanks.

Hand Surgery - May 2017

Was put at ease as soon as I met the nurse and doctor. Would definitely recommend it.

Hernia Surgery - May 2017

Dr Matthew Wordsworth

Qualifications

  • Registered-Joint Committee on Postgraduate Training for General Practice 2003
  • M.R.C.G.P. 2002
  • D.F.F.P. 2000
  • M.R.C.O.G. 2000
  • MBChB-Birmingham 1991 Honours in Surgery

Dr Matthew Wordsworth

MBChB MRCOG MRCGP GP/GPwSI Surgery

Dr Wordsworth is the founder and clinical director of Independent Health Group.

Dr Wordsworth founded the company in 2004 to improve the delivery of patient healthcare in the UK, by developing an innovative range of community-based surgical services.

Dr Wordsworth has successfully completed over 1000 Carpal Tunnel operations and 350 Vasectomies over the last ten years.

Dr Wordsworth is personally committed to ensuring a programme of continuous improvement of the level of care delivered to all our patients.

Selected career highlights

  • Founder and Director Independent Health Group
  • Principal in providing Carpal Tunnel Surgery and Vasectomy - Since March 2005
  • General Practitioner - Since March 2003
  • Secretary and founding member: Association of Surgeons in Primary Care (ASPC) - Since September 2006
  • Graduate and active alumni of Royal College of General Practitioners Leadership Programme - Since September 2008
  • Trustee of local Counselling (therapy) Network - Since November 2008

Member of

  • Royal College of General Practitioners
  • Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • British Association of No-Scalpel Vasectomists
  • Royal College of General Practitioners Leadership Programme alumni
Dr Matthew Wordsworth works at the following clinics
Gloucester

Gloucester

Our popular Carpal Tunnel Surgery service is now available from The Aspen Centre in Gloucester more

Litfield House, Bristol

Bristol

Welcome to Litfield House Medical Centre more

Reading - Forbury Clinic - Craven Road

Reading

Welcome to Forbury Clinic in Reading more

Dr Matthew Wordsworth performs the following services
Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when the median nerve gets trapped in the tunnel between the wrist ligament and the more

Vasectomy

Vasectomy

Vasectomy is the male sterilisation operation. It is a very effective means of birth control. The minor operation is more

News items
New Carpal Tunnel, Hernia and Foot Surgery Service opened on 21 December 2015 in Bristol.

New Day Surgery Service 21 Dec 2015

01 Dec 2015

New Carpal Tunnel, Hernia and Foot Surgery Service opened on 21st December 2015 in Clifton, Bristol. more

IHG working back in Westbury

IHG working back in Westbury

10 Jan 2013

Independent Health Group are back in Westbury more

What they say

Excellent service. Very very efficient. Better experience than previous NHS hospital surgery.

Hand Surgery - November 2016

The doctor - Matthew Wordsworth and nurse were very nice and friendly (...) they made me feel very relaxed, they were very professional.

Carpal Tunnel Patient Feedback - March 2016

Mr John Budd

Qualifications

  • B.Sc. (1979)
  • MB.BS London (1982)
  • F.R.C.S. England (1996)
  • M.D. Leicester (1991)

Mr John Budd

MBBS MD FRCS

John Budd is a Consultant General and Vascular surgeon.

John Budd was appointed as a consultant surgeon at the Royal United Hospital (RUH) in Bath in 1993.

He has a particular interest in day case surgery and especially in day case hernia repair under local anaesthetic. Over the last 10 years he has performed over 2200 hernia repairs under local anaesthetic.

He has been an examiner and appraiser for the Royal College of Surgeons of England since 2000 and is actively involved in teaching both medical students and junior doctors.

Mr Budd is committed to ensuring a very high standard of care for his patients by delivering a streamlined and stress-free patient treatment pathway. This is maintained by regular audit and patient feedback.

Selected career highlights

  • Over 1000 hernia repairs over the last 10 years without any recurrences.
  • Consultant surgeon, since Oct 1993
  • Surgical examiner, Royal College of Surgeons, since June 2000
  • Clinical Director Royal United Hospital Bath, since 2000 - 2006
  • Member of Independent Health Group, since April 2006

Member of

  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Association of Surgeons Great Britain and Ireland
  • British Association of Paediatric Surgeons
  • Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland
Mr John Budd works at the following clinics
Bath - Fairfield Park Health Centre

Bath - Fairfield Park

Welcome to our clinic at the Fairfield Park Health Centre more

Bath - Widcombe Surgery

Bath - Widcombe Surgery

Welcome to the Widcombe Surgery clinic in Bath

more

Chippenham - Hathaway Medical Centre

Chippenham

The purpose built Hathaway Medical Centre was opened in January 2007 more

Swindon (South West)

Swindon (South West)

Old Town Surgery, Curie Avenue, Okus more

Westbury - White Horse Health Centre

Westbury

Westbury Health Centre which was opened in September 2012 provides excellent patient care in a dedicated Day Surgery unit. more

Mr John Budd performs the following services
Hernia Surgery

Hernia Surgery

A hernia is caused when contents of the abdominal cavity push through a gap in the abdominal wall causing more

News items
IHG working back in Westbury

IHG working back in Westbury

10 Jan 2013

Independent Health Group are back in Westbury more

What they say

The treatment we received could not be faulted. It compares with 4 star hotel service. Very impressed with how quickly the operation was performed

Hernia Surgery - November 2016

I can only suggest ALL others do likewise!! Excellent surgeon and team.

Hernia Patient Feedback - January 2016

All went smoothly, experience made as pleasant as possible! Very caring, efficient team.

Hernia Patient Feedback - March 2016

Lovely friendly atmosphere and staff putting you at ease straight away. Very efficient and relaxing.

Hernia Surgery - September 2016

Very convenient and staff looked after me very well - a personal service tailored to the patient. Thank you.

Hernia Patient Feedback - March 2016

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