Consultant Profile

Mr Simon Thomson

Mr Simon Thomson MD, MBChB, BSc(Hons), FRCS (Gen Surg), FRCSEd
Practicing at:
Spire Harpenden Hospital
  • Breast care
    • Benign breast problems
    • Breast cancer
  • General surgery
    • Breast surgery
    • Hernia repair surgery
Special clinical interests:

Breast surgery, diagnosis and treatment of all types of breast disease.
Hernia repair.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Breast and General Surgeon, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Lead Clinician, West Hertfordshire Breast Care Unit

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Member of the Association of Breast Surgery at the British Association of Surgical Oncology
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01727 897 239 and 0800 585 112
Private secretary telephone number:
01727 897 239
Private secretary fax:
01727 897 959
Private secretary email address:
Clinic including rapid diagnostic breast clinic held alternate Monday evenings.
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Thomson graduated from University of Manchester Medical School in 1989 and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1993. He undertook specialist registrar training in general surgery in North West Thames.

Mr Thomson was awarded two research degrees, MD for breast cancer work and BSc(Hons) in Anatomy. His final year of training in breast surgery included attachments at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London and at the Christie and South Manchester Hospitals.

Mr Thomson has a rapid diagnosis breast clinic where patients with symptoms in their breast are referred by their GP. They may have a mammogram, and dependent on their age, they may also have an ultrasound. Both of these tests are carried out by a consultant radiologist specialising in breast imaging and results are available immediately. Patients also have the opportunity to talk with a dedicated breast care nurse. Biopsies may be carried out during this clinic and results are usually available within 48 hours.

Personal profile:

Mr Thomson is a keen traveller and enjoys hiking. He is also a classically trained pianist.

Find a treatment, test or scan available at:


Find a consultant

Use one or more of the options below to search for a consultant and link through to view their Spire profile.


Let us help you

fill out this form and we will get back to you:

Please select a hospital

We can call you

Please enter your details below and we will call you back.

What is the aim of your enquiry?

Please select a hospital

If we are unable to reach you by phone, please include your email address so that we can get in touch...

Mr Simon Thomson

Mr Simon Thomson Breast care & General surgery Consultant, Harpenden, Herts, private hospital specialist.

© Spire Healthcare Group plc (2016)