Mr Simon Marsh


BA, MB Bchir, MA, MD, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (GenSurg)

GMC number: 3265848

Practising since: 1987


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Simon Marsh qualified in 1987. After spending his PRHO year in Ipswich, he went to Oxford where he spent six months as an anatomy demonstrator. His SHO jobs took him to Leicester and Norwich before embarking on a registrar rotation in Ipswich and Cambridge. He then spent two years doing his MD thesis on the molecular biology of breast cancer at Charing Cross Hospital before returning to clinical medicine as a senior registrar in Norwich. In 1999 he was appointed consultant at Colchester in Essex. In 1996 he set up the Ivry Street Minor Surgical unit with Dr Chris Brown, a local GP. The unit now performs over 1000 local anaesthetic procedures a year.

Simon ran the North Essex training programme for five years and has been an instructor for ATLS, APLS, ALERT, CCrISP and BSS. 

He presented a weekly local radio show for five years and has produced articles for the BBC as well as making a documentary for Channel 4.

Other interests

Mr Marsh now divides his time between Essex and Suffolk and 108 Medical Chambers in Harley Street, where he is Chairman of the MAC. He is Surgical Director of the Gilmore Groin and Hernia Clinic and a member of the London Breast Clinic and the London Sports and Injury Clinic.  

Personal interests

Mr Marsh lives in Suffolk with his wife Dr Fiona Rowe (a local GP) 2 daughters, 9 cats, 5 dogs, 5 horses and 2 pet pigs! He is interested in astronomy. 

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Simon Marsh at Nuffield Health

  • Laparoscopic groin hernia repair
  • Open surgery groin hernia repair
  • Breast reconstruction

Locations Mr Simon Marsh works with

Related experience


Simon Marsh has published papers on in vitro fertilisation, breast cancer, and bowel cancer, molecular biology of cancer, Gilmore’s Groin and hernias.

He is currently involved with cancer research at the University of Essex.


  • Royal college of Surgeons of England
  • Royal Society of Medicine
  • Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
  • British Association of Surgical Oncology
  • Association of Breast Surgeons
  • Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association
  • British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine
  • Essex Biomedical Sciences Institute

Other posts held

  • Consultant Surgeon, Colchester Hospitals University Foundation NHS Trust
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Essex

Insurers Mr Simon Marsh works with

Mr Simon Marsh works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • ESMI
  • 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


Mr Simon Marsh does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Simon Marsh does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Simon Marsh does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.