Mr Howard Bradpiece FRCS

-1Training and background

Born: Johannesburg, South Africa

Qualified: 1977

University: University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa followed by post-graduate training in the United Kingdom at The Royal Postgraduate Medical School and at King’s College Hospital, London. Training included two years research in Boston, USA on pancreatic cancer and molecular pathogenesis.

Qualifications: MB, BCh, training in surgery in the South East Thames region and the Hammersmith Hospital.

Date Registered with the GMC: 19/06/1979

GMC Number: 2479899

Since qualifying, Mr Bradpiece has had 35 years experience in the profession, 17 of which as a specialist (1996 Certificate of Specialist Training).


  • General surgery and breast surgery

Clinical interests

  • General surgery: hernia surgery including inguinal, ventral, umbilical, femoral, Gilmore’s groin, soft tissue tumours, haemorrhoids, anal fissures, lipomas and cysts.
  • Breast surgery: benign and malignant conditions, one-stop and intra-operative Sentinel Node Sampling and reconstructive breast surgery.

Areas of expertise

  • All types of hernia surgery
  • Minor ano/rectal conditions
  • Breast surgery/oncology.

Hospitals and practising privileges

Until 2015 he practised as a senior NHS consultant for the the West Essex Health Authority joining The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Essex in 1996. Instrumental in setting up and running the very successful Breast Unit at St Margarets Hospital in Epping.

During his tenure in the Epping Breast unit, he was responsible for delivering breast care of the highest standard and was instrumental in setting up several ground-breaking innovations such as intraoperative testing of sentinel nodes and the delivery of intraoperative radiotherapy.  He was and remains an active participant in Multidisciplinary Team work in which he engages with present and former colleagues to ensure the continuation of top quality breast care.

Mr Bradpiece is a well recognised consultant with all the major private healthcare insurance companies including Bupa (, Axa PPP, Cigna, WPA, Aviva, Vitality Health and Simply Health.

Patient referrals can be made by GPs, other specialists or self referral.


New Consultation – £200-£240
Follow up – £140-£160


To make an appointment please call the hospitals direct or Mr Bradpiece’s secretary on
01279 602643

The Rivers Hospital           Tuesday           10.00-18.00
High Wych Road                      Wednesday     17.00-20.00
Sawbridgeworth                      Friday             09.30-13.00
Hertfordshire, CM21 0HH
01279 600282

The Holly                                Thursday          17.00-19.00
High Road
Buckhurst Hill
Essex, IG9 5HX
020 8936 1201