Mr David Beattie, MA, MD, FRCS(Eng), FAcadMEd Consultant Surgeon and Visiting Professor
Mr David Beattie, MA, MD, FRCS(Eng), FAcadMEdConsultant Surgeon and Visiting Professor

How to contact us

Mr David Beattie

Consultant Surgeon



Consulting Rooms


24 West Street


PO19 1QP


Phone: 01243 789630

Fax: 01243 536591


Chichester Nuffield Hospital

78 Broyle Road


PO19 6WB


Central Bookings: 01243 753001



Outcomes and Feedback

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New General Medical Council Guidelines for revalidation mean that all doctors are required to receive feedback from patients and colleagues.

The feedback shown here relates to my NHS practice and was collected and analysed independently and anonymously.

About David Beattie

I studied Medicine at Guys Hospital, University of London, qualifying in 1990. My basic training in Surgery was on the St Mary's Hospital (North West Thames) rotation.


In 1995 I commenced a period of scientific and clinical research at Imperial College, London culminating in the presentation of my thesis and the award of my Doctoral degree. My research interests centred on the properties and behaviour of vein when used in bypass surgery, and mechanisms to make such bypass surgery more durable. My findings were published extensively and presented at multiple national and international meetings. 


Following my research I commenced my specialist surgical training at Charing Cross, Hammersmith and St Mary's Hospitals in London. I also rotated to hospitals in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. My training finished with six months as Senior Surgical Fellow at St Mary's Hospital, London. 


In 2002 I was fortunate that a Consultant post became available in Chichester and was appointed Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon at what is now Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. During my first ten years as a consultant I built a busy practice involving all aspect of major arterial surgery, as well as day case surgery, such as hernia repair, and emergency general surgery. I also performed venous surgery, although the treatment of varicose veins was much rationed on the NHS. I was appointed Director of Medical Education in 2006 in addition to my clinical role.


During my first ten years I also established a successful private practice, this being centred on day case surgery such as the treatment of varicose veins, hernias and minor surgical conditions. During that time I was able to introduce modern treatments for varicose veins, such as the use of minimally invasive varicose vein surgery (VNUS radiofrequency ablation) and ultrasound-guided foam injection sclerotherapy.


In 2012 a decision was made nationally to centre major vascular operations in large tertiary or teaching hospitals and as a consequence all arterial surgery moved from Chichister to Brighton. I decided to remain at Western Sussex Hospitals having been asked to take on the role of Chief of Service (Core Division) at the Trust in October 2012, a post I held for 5 years. During that time I undertook research culminating in the award of a Master of Arts Degree with Distinctions  in Healthcare Leadership and Management. In 2015 I was awarded Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Educators in recognition of lifetime contribution to education, and I was recently appointed visiting Professor in the Insitute of Education, Health and Social Sciences at Chichester University


I currently divide my professional time between my private practice which remains dominated by the treatment of varicose veis, hernias and minor surgical conditions, my NHS clinical work, and my management roles as Director of Medical Education and Senior Surgical Appraiser for Western Sussex..


Privately I enjoy reading, cycling, skiing and watching my two sons play rugby and cricket better than I ever did.


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