Mr Steve Hornby



Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, working at both Gloucester and Cheltenham sites.

He qualified from Nottingham Medical School in 2003.  After a Trauma elective in Houston Texas, he completed his basic surgical training in Lincoln, worked as a Simulation Fellow in Nottingham and completed higher surgical training in the Southwest of England. In 2015 he undertook an Upper GI Fellowship at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne, Australia and an Upper GI observership at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong.

He is a keen surgical educator, having designed and convened several courses in technical and non-technical surgical skills.

He has served as both President and Director of Education of the Association of Surgeons in Training and in 2013 he was awarded Membership of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.


Current posts

  • Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


His primary clinical interests include Oesophago-gastric cancer, Bariatric surgery, diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, benign upper GI conditions including the management of gallstone disease, hernia surgery and abdominal wall reconstruction.

Personal interests

Mr Hornby is married to a multi-talented physiotherapist writer and has a young and energetic boy. In his spare time enjoys walking, learning to cook and has recently taken up pottery.

Member of

  • Association of Upper GI Surgeons
  • Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
  • British Obesity and Metabolic Surgical Society
  • British Medical Association


Mr Hornby holds a Bachelors degree with a thesis on Perioperative Nutritional status measurement and a  Doctorate of Medicine having completed research into biomarkers and Baysian risk modelling for the screening of oesophagogastric cancer.

He was an early collaborator in the UK Trainee led research movement as a cofounder of SPARCS (Severn and Peninsula Audit and Research Collaborative for Surgeons).

Mr Hornby was the UK top recruiter for the ROSSINI trial, the first trainee led Randomised controlled trial published in the BMJ

He has published 3 book chapters and over 20 peer reviewed papers.


Mr Steve Hornby works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare

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

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

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