Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine which started about 2000 ago, and these days we know how it works. A qualified health professional inserts fine needles into different points on the body and the process stimulates the nerves.


An amputation is the removal of a body part. Removal could be the result of an accident (traumatic injury) or a planned amputation due to disease or a tumour.


Aromatherapy is a holistic healing approach that uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being and is usually referenced as an essential oil therapy.

Chemical Pathology

Chemical pathology is the branch of pathology that analyses body fluids such as blood or urine to investigate various conditions including liver, kidney, heart and bone disease, hormone and drug levels.

Drug therapy

Drug therapy is the treatment of disease or symptoms by administering medication. It can be used within many specialty areas including oncology, general medicine and pain management.


Your endocrine system is made up of all the glands in your body that produce hormones. If your hormone levels become unbalanced your endocrine system signals one or more of these glands to correct the level.

Endovascular treatment

Endovascular treatments are minimally invasive procedures to treat problems with blood vessels.

General anaesthetic

General Anaesthetic (GA) is a combination of drugs that causes a deep sleep.


Homeopathy, also known as 'complementary medicine/therapy', uses the preparations of substances, often in very small amounts, to trigger the body’s own powers of healing.


Hydrotherapy is a form of physiotherapy that is administered in a special heated pool. The warm water helps relieve pain and relax the body, so increasing ease of movement.

Interventional radiology

Interventional radiology is a minimally invasive alternative to open surgery that uses radiological image guidance (X-rays, ultrasound, CT and MRI) to aid treatment.

Local anaesthetic

Local anaesthetic is a drug that is injected into a specific area of your body causing loss of feeling.

Mole removal

Moles are a form of pigmented lesion. Benign (non cancerous) lesions can simply be left alone. However if your mole bothers you in any way your consultant may recommend removal (excision).

Paediatric medicine

Paediatric Medicine includes the treatment of children and teenagers.

Pain clinic

If you're struggling to cope with chronic (long-term) pain, our pain management experts offer a wide range of treatments and therapies to improve your quality of life. Don’t suffer in silence. You’re in the best hands.

Pituitary surgery

Problems with the pituitary gland are rare but they may include benign (non-cancerous) growths or tumours.


Reflexology is a specific type of massage that involves applying different amounts of gentle pressure to the feet and hands.

Sleep study and investigations

Nuffield Health Sleep Disorders Service provides treatment and advice for a wide range of sleep problems including sleep apnoea and snoring. We see patients of all ages, including the elderly, adolescents and children.

Supermicrosurgery for prevention or treatment of lymphoedema

An advanced minimally invasive supermicrosurgery technique to relieve lymphoedema.

Thrombotic disorders

Thrombotic disorders occur when your blood clots in your veins, restricting or cutting off the flow of blood.