Dr Hugh Gallagher



GMC number: 4110028

Practising since: 1994


Renal Medicine (Nephrology)

Consultation times

  • By arrangement


Hugh is a Consultant Nephrologist at Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust and a Visiting Professor in the Academic Unit of Primary Care and Population Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Primary areas of interest: 

  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) 
  • Hypertension in kidney disease 
  • Cardiovascular risk reduction in CKD 
  • Proteinuria 
  • Microscopic haematuria 
  • Acute Kidney Injury 

Other interests

Hugh was the clinical lead for a successful bid to the Department of Health for a National Clinical Audit of CKD management in Primary Care and worked with colleagues to make CKD a Clinical Priority for 2013-2016 with Royal College of General Practitioners.  

He has made a significant contribution toward the development of national standards relevant to kidney disease, through his membership of several NICE Guideline Committees: CKD (2013-2014); Renal Replacement Therapy (2017-2018); Diabetes (2019-2021); Gout (2020-2021), Kidney Injury and Disease (co-opted member, 2020-2021); Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention (2021-). He was also a member of the NICE Quality Standard Advisory Group for CKD, and served as Honorary Secretary of the British Renal Society between 2020 and 2021.

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Hugh Gallagher at Nuffield Health

  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM)

Locations Dr Hugh Gallagher works with

Related experience


Hugh has led and participated in a number of large-scale CKD improvement projects funded by the Health Foundation.  

He co-authored the 2017 National Renal Research Strategy and is currently leading a large (n=23000 patients) randomised clinical trial of aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in CKD funded by the National Institute of Health Research and British Heart Foundation.  


  • Royal College of Physicians
  • Renal Association

Other posts held

  • Consultant Nephrologist, SW Thames Renal Unit, St Helier Hospital
  • Consultant Nephrologist, Royal Surrey County Hospital

Insurers Dr Hugh Gallagher works with

Dr Hugh Gallagher works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Simplyhealth
  • WPA


Dr Hugh Gallagher does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Hugh Gallagher does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Hugh Gallagher does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.