Mr Stephen Scotcher

Qualifications

BSc, MBChB, MRCP, FRCOphth

GMC number: 3194254

Practicing since: 1987

Specialties

Ophthalmology

Consultation times

  • Tuesday
  • Other times by arrangement
  • Overview

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01432 370874

About

Mr Scotcher has been a consultant eye surgeon in Hereford for over 20 years. He is the leading consultant in Herefordshire for children's eye problems and squint correction. He is also a highly experienced cataract surgeon and he has performed several thousand cataract operations. 

He studied at Bristol University. He obtained a first class degree in Anatomical Science in 1984, and qualified as a doctor in 1987. After three years of post-graduate training in acute general medicine, he became a Member of the Royal College of Physicians in 1990.

He commenced his training in ophthalmology at the Southampton Eye Hospital, becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in 1993. Higher specialist training was obtained in the West Midlands, based around the Birmingham and Midlands Eye Hospital. After a year working as an exchange registrar in Brisbane, Australia, he then completed a Fellowship in Paediatric Ophthalmology, at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Mr Scotcher took up his appointment as Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon in Hereford in 2000.

Mr Scotcher is happy see to patients with any ophthalmic condition, including cataract, glaucoma, squint, (strabismus), age-related macular degeneration, dry and watery eyes, and minor lid disorders.

Other interests

Mr Scotcher has a major interest in under-graduate and post-graduate training. He was the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Tutor for the Victoria Eye Unit at Hereford County Hospital from 2002 to 2008, and Programme Director for the West Midlands School of Ophthalmology from 2008 to 2012. He was Clinical Director of the Victoria Eye Unit from 2009 to 2015. He has been honorary secretary of the Herefordshire Medical Society since 2014.

Languages spoken

English

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Stephen Scotcher at Nuffield Health

  • Visual Fields
  • Phacoemulsification
  • Eyelid cyst removal

Locations Mr Stephen Scotcher works with

Related experience

Memberships

  • British Medical Association
  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • British and Irish Strabismus Association
  • Midlands Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Society
  • Midlands Ophthalmological Society
  • Medical Defence Union

Other post held

  • Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Victoria Eye Unit, Hereford Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Consultant Opthalmologist, Nuffield Health Hereford Hospital

Insurers Mr Stephen Scotcher works with

Mr Stephen Scotcher works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • PHC
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA

Declaration

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

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

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