Professor Giles Critchley


MA, MB, BChir, MD, FRCS (SN)

GMC number: 3333673

Practicing since: 1989



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  • Tuesday 08:40 to 13:00 (Haywards Heath)
  • Friday adhoc (Haywards Heath)
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Professor Critchley is a Consultant Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon at University Hospitals Sussex in Haywards Heath and Brighton.  He is an Honorary Clinical Professor at Brighton and Sussex Medical School.  He qualified from Cambridge University and St Thomas' Hospital, London with subsequent training in Manchester and at Atkinson Morley's Hospital, Wimbledon.

He was clinical lead for Neurosurgery from 2016-2020 and clinical lead for Spinal Surgery 2019-2021 and is the lead for the Neuro-Oncology Multidisciplinary Meetings at UHSussex NHS Foundation Trust.

His interests include cervical and lumbar disc surgery, degenerative spondylosis, minimally invasive surgery such as interspinous process distractors, thoracic surgery and cervical and lumbar fusion for degenerative and inflammatory conditions. Neuronavigation and image-guided surgery are used when necessary.

Professor Critchley specialises in the following treatments in Haywards Heath:

Other interests

Disc prolapse - cervical and lumbar, spinal stenosis and cerebral and spinal tumours.

Treatments and tests offered by Professor Giles Critchley at Nuffield Health

  • Nerve conduction study
  • Lumbar discectomy
  • Removal of spinal hardware
  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
  • Spinal (lumbar) Decompression
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Peripheral nerve surgery
  • Excision of spinal tumours
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Nerve surgery
  • Laminectomy
  • X-ray
  • Spinal fusion surgery
  • Cervical Disc Replacement

Locations Professor Giles Critchley works with

Related experience


The outcome from spinal surgery, development and management of brain tumours and cerebral ischaemia.


  • Society of British Neurological Surgeons
  • Royal Society of Medicine

Other posts held

  • Consultant Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon at the Hurstwood Park Neurological Centre Haywards Heath and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

Insurers Professor Giles Critchley works with

Professor Giles Critchley works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • Health-on-Line
  • HealthFund
  • InterGlobal
  • Medical Care Direct
  • PHC
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Tesco Bank
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • WPA


Professor Giles Critchley does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Professor Giles Critchley does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Professor Giles Critchley does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.