Mr Stephen Blair

Consultant General Surgeon


"Spire Murrayfield, Wirral Hospital is an excellent, friendly hospital which enables very high quality care for the individual requirements of each patient."

Specialises in

  • Hernia Surgery
  • Varicose Veins
  • Skin Tags

I have been a Consultant General Surgeon with a specialist interest in vascular surgery for over 20 years. I am an international expert on the management of leg ulcers and I have helped pioneer new treatments of varicose vein surgery as well as doing research on arterial disease, hernias, etc. I am a trustee of the Rock of Joy Trust which works in Uganda to provide education and healthcare to some of the most deprived areas. I have recently started modernising Emergency General Surgery on the Wirral, to give patients a better experience and better outcomes.

I aim to provide the highest quality care for general and vascular surgery. I use the most up to date treatments for varicose veins including endovenous ablation as ambulatory care under a local anaesthetic. For more complex cases most are managed as daycase surgery for lumps, bumps, arterial disease and hernias. I provide state of the art leg ulcer care with the help of well trained nurses.

I have operated on over 4,000 varicose veins and 1,000 hernias with excellent outcomes in terms of post operative recovery and long term success. I treat over 1,000 patients a year with general surgical and vascular problems in my NHS and private practice with audited good results

I am the Senior General Surgeon at Arrowe Park Hospital, I have held numerous managerial positions over the years but have handed those over to concentrate on improving clinical care.

In addition to my clinical and charity work, I am pleased to be an Honorary Lecturer at Liverpool University.

I am a family man and enjoy sport. I play tennis and golf regularly and enjoy skiing. I support my wife in running a large group for teenagers associated with a church in Heswall. We take 30 16 -18 year olds to Uganda so that they can experience the developing world and develop their own character.


General Medical Council Number: C2458038

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Stephen Blair at Spire include:

General surgery

Vascular surgery

Other treatments

Leg ulcer management, cervical rib surgery, peripheral vascular disease, ClariVein endovenous ablation of varicose veins, emergency general surgery

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Hernia repair surgery
Vascular surgery
General surgery

Varicose veins, including laser treatment, venous ulcers, peripheral vascular disease, hernias.

Qualification and professional memberships

MB BS, LRCP MRCS / St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical School, London University / 1978
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Licentiate of Royal college of physicians, Member of the Royal College of Surgeons

Professional memberships

Association of Surgeons

Royal College of Surgeons

Professional leadership

I have been Chairman of the Consultant body on the Wirral and a member of the Central Consultants Committee of the BMA. In 2015 I was invited to start a new department of Emergency Surgery on the Wirral which has been a huge success. I am Treasurer of the Rock of Joy Trust which provides healthcare and education in Uganda.

Current NHS posts

Arrowe Park Hospital

Honorary Lecturer, Liverpool University

Personal profile

Outside of work I am very involved in the church and community life of Heswall. I play tennis and golf and I have a lovely grown up family. I am a trustee of the Rock of Joy trust, which is a Wirral based charity which provides aid and support for deprived children at two schools in Uganda. We take large youth groups to Uganda every two years to run holiday clubs and to widen the horizons of the young people we take. I also do rural medical work in Uganda, where no medical care is available. See 

Financial interests

I own 100% of the Chison Duplex Scanner system used at the hospital

Contact information

Telephone 0151 929 5181
Private secretary Sue Wilson, 0151 604 7054