Mrs Bridget Hemmant
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
MD, FRCOphth, MBChB, BMedSci
I have over 20 years experience as a Consultant Ophthalmologist and am a senior consultant in the Eye Department at the James Paget University Hospital (JPUH). I can empathise with people who need their eye lid problem, watery eye or cataract sorted out in a professional and efficient manner so they can continue to do the things they need to. I have the expertise, experience and skills to help, coupled with a compassionate and accommodating nature. I would be happy to help you given the opportunity to do so.
I have a lead role in curriculum development at the University of East Anglia Medical School on the special senses module in year three – Neurology and Ophthalmology. Within this role I have a responsibility for teaching and assessment of undergraduate medical students. I have been very active in training and assessment in Ophthalmology during my years as a consultant and have been an examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists since 2006 to-date, and held a lead role for the Diploma exam. I have been a clinical tutor and educational supervisor for trainees in Ophthalmology and am currently the GP tutor for trainees in Ophthalmology at the JPUH.
My undergraduate training took place at Sheffield University Medical School before I went on to complete specialist training in Ophthalmology at Moorfields Eye Hospital. Here I met many Ophthalmologists in training from around the world leading to lifelong international connections in Ophthalmology and a more global understanding of eye care provision. This network of colleagues then inspired me to travel to Australia for a Fellowship in Oculoplastic, Corneal and Cataract Surgery at the Royal Perth Hospital, Western Australia.
My first consultant role was at the Royal Free Hospital in London, from where I was lured to work at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital in 2004.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mrs Bridget Hemmant at Spire include:
A multicentre review of the histology of 1012 periocular basal cell carcinomas, September 2020, European Journal of Ophthalmology
Lacrimal sac primary squamous cell carcinoma with synchronous tonsillar primary squamous cell carcinoma, November 2019, Orbit
Management of orbital injury and expanding orbital haematoma, October 2018
Periocular photodynamic therapy for squamous intra-epidermal carcinoma, November 2013, Journal of Dermatological Treatment
I have become integrated into Norfolk life having married the son of a Norfolk farmer who is a vineyard owner and wine maker - I help out with the marketing and social media in any spare time I might have! I have one daughter and two step children. I am a keen amateur musician and play the violin in a local quartet and I also play the piano. I enjoy sailing when I can, canoeing and walking.