Consultant Profile

Mrs Bridget Hemmant

Mrs Bridget Hemmant MD, FRCOphth, MBChB, BMedSci
Practicing at:
Spire Norwich Hospital
  • Cosmetic Surgery
    • Non-surgical procedures
  • Ophthalmology
    • Cataract surgery
    • Lacrimal disorders
    • Oculoplastic surgery
Special clinical interests:

Eyelid reconstruction
Lacrimal surgery
Oculoplastic surgery
Upper and lower blepharoplasty
Fine line and wrinkle treatment
Small incision cataract surgery

Research interests:
Oculoplastic and lacrimal surgery
Current NHS and /or university posts:
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, James Paget Hospital
Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
Royal College of Ophthalmologists
British Oculoplastic Surgery Society
Royal Society of Medicine
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01603 255574
Private secretary:
Anna  Ready
Private secretary telephone number:
01603 814365
Private secretary fax:
01603 814059
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Bridget Hemmant is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and also the James Paget University Hospital. She specialises in small incision cataract surgery, oculoplastic and lacrimal surgery. She also performs cosmetic surgery, fine line and anti-wrinkle treatments. Mrs Bridget Hemmant trained at Sheffield Medical School, and worked for 10 years at Moorfields Eye Hospital where she gained a thorough grounding in ophthalmology and some subspecialty training in oculoplastic and lacrimal surgery. In Perth, Western Australia she gained international subspecialty training in oculoplastic surgery and developed further her skills in reconstructive surgery. Mrs Hemmant's first consultant post was at the Royal Free in London. She was lured to live and work in East Anglia where she has become integrated into Norfolk life having married the son of Norfolk farmer.

Her research MD in ocular wound healing was completed at the Institute of Ophthalmology in London whilst working at Moorfields.

Mrs Hemmant is an examiner for the University of East Anglia Medical School and also for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists where she is part of the diploma exam question setting committee. Mrs Hemmant is an Ophthalmology tutor and also a consultant Appraiser and a medical student adviser. Mrs Hemmant is a founder member of the British Oculopastics surgeons society BOPSS. She is also a member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and the Royal Society of Medicine.

Personal profile:

Mrs Hemmant is married with one daughter and two step children. She is a keen amateur musician and plays the violin in a local quartet. Mrs Hemmant also plays the piano. She is a trustee of the Anteros Arts Foundation a Charity teaching art which is based in Norfolk. Her husband has a Vineyard in Bergh Apton. Mrs Hemmant enjoys sailing when she can, canoeing and walking. She keeps chickens and Guinea Fowl which make a useful burglar alarm!

Contact Details

A private appointment can be made by telephoning Mrs Hemmant's private secretary, Anna Ready on tel: 01603 814365, fax: 01603 814059 or email:

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Mrs Bridget Hemmant

Mrs Bridget Hemmant Ophthalmology & Cosmetic Surgery Consultant, Norwich, private hospital specialist.

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