Mr Nicholas James

Mr Nicholas James

Consultant Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon


"Spire Harpenden provides a great setting for my work. Staff support, from nursing to managerial and patient safety is first class. The whole ethos is about getting the best for the patient."

Specialises in

  • Breast augmentation
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Liposuction
  • Cancerous skin lesions

I have been a Consultant Plastic Surgeon since 1996 at East and North Herts NHS Trust. I specialise in head and neck cancer reconstruction and skin cancer surgery in the NHS. At Spire Harpenden, I provide an aesthetic surgery practice as well as benign and malignant skin lesions.

I am also the Deputy Chief Medical Officer for the British Formula 1 Grand Prix and Deputy Medical Director for the British Touring Car Championship.

I specialise in the following areas:

  • Aesthetic surgery excluding rhinoplasty
  • Skin surgery - benign and malignant skin lesions
  • Lymph node surgery for metastatic skin cancers

Until recently, I was Responsible Office and Deputy Medical Director at East and North Herts NHS Trust. I am now the Lead Medical Examiner.

In addition to my clinical work, I am also proud to hold the position of Director for Advanced Trauma Life Support courses at East and North Herts NHS Trust.


General Medical Council Number: C2850850

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Nicholas James at Spire include:

Cosmetic surgery

Other treatments

  • Breast surgery
  • Cosmetic breast surgery
  • Dermatalogical surgery
  • Facial surgery
  • Non-surgical cosmetic treatment
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Skin cancer
  • Soft tissue injuries

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Additional information

Cosmetic surgery
Non-surgical procedures
Skin cancer
Cosmetic breast surgery
Dermatological surgery
Facial surgery
Non-surgical cosmetic treatment
Reconstructive surgery
Skin cancer
Soft tissue injuries

Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Lister Hospital, East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.

I play golf regularly and enjoy watching three day events with my wife.

Telephone 01438 860 319
Private secretary Hilary Pearson
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