Mr Nigel Richardson

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Written by a carer at Broomfield Hospital
1st October 2019


Mr Richardson was brought into help my Mother after her bowel cancer operation went wrong, it wasn't an easy fix and Mr Richardson made us all feel at such ease, he was so kind and reassuring and made sure we all understood what was going to happen, he made sure my mother was kept comfortable while he prepared for surgery. He took her views into consideration, as the last words she spoke to him before being put out was "Please don't let me have an stoma bag." He did /everything/ within his power to make that happen, and he did! Much to the displeasure of his team, he took a risk and done the longer, more difficult surgery to achieve this. He promised myself and my family that once he'd completed the surgery he'd come and find us and personally let us know the results, and how my mother was. Normally surgeons don't actually keep to what they've said, but to true to his nature and form Mr Richardson came and found us, and told us exactly what happened, what he'd chosen to do, and the risks involved in that. He reassured us fully and saved my mother's life in all honesty. Not only did he help my mother in her time of need, he took her on as one of his own NHS patients, because rightly so my mother had more trust in him than she did in her own doctor. He then proceed to have to correct another one of this doctors mistakes when my mother was readmitted later on. I can honestly say he's one of the best doctors I've seen for making sure you understand what's going to happen, for making you feel reassured and for making the patient feel that he really cares. Just wanted to say a big thank you to him for all his hard work looking after my mother, and the constant care he gives, even in his follow up appointments. What an amazing doctor he is, the NHS could do with a lot more like him.

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Written by a patient at Broomfield Hospital
9th July 2019


Unfortunately I’ve not had a good experience with Nigel Richardson. I was referred to him after my surgery was unsuccessful, yet he made me feel like a nuisance.

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Written by a patient at Broomfield Hospital
16th February 2017


He was honest and totally dealt with the problem asap. His aftercare was just as good. I saw other patients with other consultants and I was so glad I had mr Richardson as mine. He was definitely the top guy in this field and the best one their by miles

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Written by a patient at Broomfield Hospital
27th February 2016


Mr Richardson is, I think, aware of the respect I have for him as a Surgeon and as a person after two surgical procedures in the last 8 months. My comments here are only meant for those yet to face surgery under his hands and his team. You could not be in better care than under this special person who chose Surgery as his work. Matt.

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Written by a patient at Broomfield Hospital
22nd January 2015


The most caring genuine Consultant I've ever met , I cannot sing his praises enough .

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  • General surgery

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I am a Consultant General & Colorectal Surgeon with Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust (MEHT), working primarily at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford. I also work at Braintree Community Hospital and Ramsay Springfield Hospital. I trained at St George's Hospital Medical School in London and graduated in 1986 with MBBS (London) In 1991 I became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. In 1995 I gained a Master of Surgery Degree from the University of London following submission of a thesis studying the potential relationship between the organism Mycobacterium paratuberculosis and Crohn's disease in humans. In 1997 I worked at Flinders University of South Australia as an Honorary Clinical Lecturer. In 1999 I was appointed as Consultant Surgeon at MEHT. Since 2011 I have been Clinical Director for Surgery at MEHT.

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