Mr Simon Marsh


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

GMC number: 3265848

Practising since: 1987


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Simon Marsh trained at Trinity College Cambridge and the Clinical School, Addenbrooke’s Hospital. He is one of the few students to have been awarded the William Harvey Studentship in consecutive years.

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 (awarded by the University of Cambridge) on the molecular biology of breast cancer, at Charing Cross Hospital, before returning to clinical medicine as a Senior Registrar in Norwich.

In 1996 he set up the Ivry Street Minor Surgical Unit with Dr Chris Brown, then a local GP, which ran for nearly 25 years. He organised the North Essex training programme for five years and has been an instructor for ATLS, APLS, ALERT, CCrISP and BSS courses.

In 1999 he was appointed Consultant General Surgeon with a Specialist Interest in Breast Diseases and Surgical Oncology at Colchester in Essex.

He has a keen interest in medical education (not only for doctors, but also for the general public) and has lectured both nationally and internationally on breast diseases, hernias and Gilmore’s Groin, and produced articles and videos that are available on the internet as well as publications in journals.

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.

Mr Marsh now divides his time between Essex and Suffolk and 108 Harley Street, where he is Surgical Director of the Gilmore’s Groin and Hernia Clinic and a member of the 108 Harley Street Breast Clinic (where he is the MDT lead) and the 108 Harley Street Sports and Injury Clinic. He is also Chairman of the MAC.

Other interests


Personal interests

Mr Marsh lives in Suffolk with his wife Dr Fiona Rowe (a local GP). At the moment(!) they have 4 dogs, 4 cats, 4 horses, 2 donkeys and a pet pig! Their eldest daughter is a local vet and their youngest daughter is Head of the Science Department in an Academy School. Whilst the animals take up most of his time, he also owns a 14 inch fork mounted equatorially driven reflecting telescope, housed in its own observatory.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Simon Marsh at Nuffield Health

  • Soft tissue lump service
  • Family history screening
  • Open surgery groin hernia repair
  • Umbilical hernia repair
  • Breast oncology
  • Vasectomy or male sterilisation

Locations Mr Simon Marsh works with

Related experience


Simon Marsh has published papers on in vitro fertilisation, breast cancer, and bowel cancer, the molecular biology of cancer, Gilmore’s Groin, hernias and minor surgery and has contributed to the best-selling book: A Comprehensive Guide to Sports Physiology and Injury Management: a Multidisciplinary Approach.

He was doctor to the Ipswich Motorcycle Speedway Team for 16 years and has also officiated at equestrian events.

He has previously worked with Myriad Genetics on the genetics of breast cancer, genetic testing and prognostic tests for breast cancer.

He is currently involved with cancer research at the University of Essex where he lectures regularly.


  • 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
  • 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.