Consultant Profile

Mr Alan Dickson

Mr Alan Dickson BSc. MB ChB. FRCS Ed. FRCS Eng.
Practicing at:
Spire Manchester Hospital
  • Paediatric surgery
    • Hypospadias surgery
    • Paediatric urology
  • Urology
    • Hypospadias surgery
    • Incontinence
    • Paediatric urology
    • Reconstructive Urology
    • Urinary tract infections
Special clinical interests:

Major abnormalities of the urinary tract
Bladder and cloacal exstrophy
Neuropathic bladder
Bladder reconstruction
Urinary tract infections and Rflux
General paediatric urology
Undescended/retractile testis
Inguinal hernia
Umbilical hernia
Epigastric hernia
Pelvic-ureteric junction obstruction
Vescico-ureteric junction obstruction
Posterior urethral valves
Urinary incontinenece
Lumps and bumps

Current NHS and /or university posts:

National Appointments:

Paediatric Surgery National Training Committee (SAC):       2006-2014
Paediatric Surgery National Exam Board (ISB):                    2007-2011
Chairman:  Paediatric Surgery National Exam Board (ISB):  2011-14

Chairman of British Association of Paediatric Urologists.  2001-04                      
Chairman of Paediatric Board RCS Edinburgh.                    2002-07
Paediatric Member of Council of  RCS Edinburgh               2002-07
Regional Advisor for Paediatric Surgery RCS England      2005-2010    

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

British Association of Paediatric Surgeons
British Association of Paediatric Urologists
British Association of Urologists
American Academy of Paediatrics
American Urological Association
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Royal College of Surgeons of England

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0161 232 2261
Private secretary telephone number:
0844 556 5573
Private secretary fax:
0161 850 1270
Private secretary email address:
Thursday morning
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Alan Dickson qualified from The University of Edinburgh in 1977.  He undertook his basic Surgical Training in Edinburgh, achieving FRCS in 1982.

Thereafter Alan moved to work as a research fellow in Glasgow for 1 year before moving back to Edinburgh to embark on Paediatric Surgical training for 5 years. He was initially appointed as Registrar then promoted to Senior registrar in 1984, moving to the University of Cape Town Childrens Hospital for 1 year in 1986.  Alan received a strong grounding in the breadth of paediatric surgery and became proficient in all aspects of the specialty including neonates, gastroenterology, oncology and urology..
Alan was appointed in 1988 as a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon with a special interest in urology in Manchester.  There he practised the whole spectrum of paediatric surgery for over 10 years and then eventually focussed on paediatric urology in 1999.

Alan’s major clinical interest is in the area of the lower urinary tract including in addition to bladder exstrophy, hypospadias, bladder reconstruction, neuropathic bladder and genital reconstruction.
His extensive clinical experience has enabled him to be actively involved in Training, including Examination boards, national training committees, and national bodies.
Alan has regularly lectured in his areas of special interest both at home and overseas.  In addition he provides clinical opinion to overseas colleagues and has operated regularly abroad during the past 8 years.

National appointments    
Chairman of British Association of Paediatric Urologists.   2001-04                      
Chairman of Paediatric Board RCS Edinburgh.                    2002-07
Paediatric Member of Council of  RCS Edinburgh                2002-07
 Regional Advisor for Paediatric Surgery RCS England      2005-2010    

Over 40 peer reviewed papers
Over 40 congress presentations

Personal profile:

Alan is married to Heather and has 5 children.  When not otherwise committed he enjoys outdoor activities, particularly running, hill-walking and cycling. He is an active member of his local Anglican church in Wilmslow and a huge Manchester United fan.

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Mr Alan Dickson

Mr Alan Dickson Paediatric surgery & Urology Consultant, Manchester, private hospital specialist.

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