Somerset Surgical Services

Your Health, Our Priority


Somerset Surgical Services is an independent provider of NHS care based within Weston General Hospital. Using a patient centred approach we offer a wide range of surgical and medical treatments which support and enhance the services already offered locally at Weston General Hospital including Spinal Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Ophthalmology and Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery.

Somerset Surgical Services make a significant contribution to sustaining local NHS services as donating to a number of local charities, as chosen by their staff.

High quality care

All of our Surgeons hold a substantive NHS post and are registered with the General Medical Council. Our clinical team are all specialists in their field of practice and pride themselves on delivering first class patient care. 

We aim to provide short waiting times for outpatient appointments and theatre procedures and have excellent RTT (referral-to-treatment) performance against National standards. Advanced surgical procedures and bespoke treatment plans allow streamline management of care pathways which are co-ordinated by designated administrators.

Facilities and locations

SSS deliver outpatient services from Weston General Hospital and at outreach locations including Harbourside Family Practice in Portishead and Mendip Vale Medical Practice in Langford. All surgery is undertaken in the theatres within Weston General Hospital; these fully equipped facilities allow us to provide excellent clinical care throughout the treatment pathway. We have full access to the immediate on-site back up of Intensive Care and High Dependency Units provided at Weston General Hospital. 

Full range of treatments

SSS works in collaboration with Weston Area Health Trust to provide services which complement and enhance those already available. Using a patient centred approach, we offer a wide range of surgical and medical treatments which are not routinely offered at Weston General Hospital, including:

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Lumbar Spinal Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Plastic Surgery (including funded skin lesions)
  • Specialist Foot and Ankle Service
  • Specialist Hand and Wrist Service
  • Orthopaedic Hip and Knee service
  • Oral Surgery Service

For further information about our surgeons and specialties, visit:

Care Quality Commission (CQC)

Somerset Surgical Services works under an Any Qualified Provider contract with local CCGs. SSS is registered with the Care Quality Commission who regulates the services we provide. Clinical governance, first-class care and patient satisfaction feedback are key components of our service delivery.

We are pleased to announce that our latest CQC rating from our July and December 2016 inspections achieved ‘good’ in all areas. To review the inspection report please visit our website:

Your choice 

When you need planned surgical or medical treatment on the NHS, you can choose which consultant or provider will deliver your care. If you would like for us to be your choice, please speak to your General Practitioner.

The Somerset Surgical Services Team

Mr Mike Radford, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon is the Managing Director of Somerset Surgical Services.

Our team have an office based within Weston General Hospital and are on-hand to deal with any queries that may arise. We recognise that medical terms can be a barrier to patients and aim to answer all questions in a friendly and approachable manner, understanding that coming into hospital can be an anxious time.

Clinical Enquiries

Sister Anna Pursey, Clinical Nurse Lead

01934 881379 /

Operational Enquiries

Kim Webb, Operations Manager              

01934 881333 /


New Practice Privileges Applications

We welcome new applications for practice privileges with Somerset Surgical Services from NHS Consultants who currently have a substantive NHS post. In the first instance, please apply by email to Nicole Young –  outlining your proposed scope of practice. Your application will be assessed by our Medical Advisory Committee following an initial meeting with the appropriate team members. Practising privileges will be awarded and renewed on an annual basis.