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Mr Nigel Hall (surgery)

Mr Hall is a consultant in neonatal and paediatric surgery.

MRCPCH, FRCS (Paed), FRCS (Eng), PhD


Neonatal and paediatric surgery

Training and education

  • BA in Neuroscience, University of Cambridge, 1995
  • MB BChir in Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge, 1997
  • MRCPCH, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, 2000
  • MRCS, Royal College of Surgeons of England, 2002
  • PhD, University of London, 2010
  • FRCS (Paediatric Surgery), Royal College of Surgeons of England, 2010


Mr Hall is an honorary consultant surgeon. He joined the Trust in 2015 having trained in Southampton, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London and the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada.

Mr Hall is one of seven consultant paediatric surgeons at the Trust providing a local and tertiary referral sub-speciality service for the central south coast region, the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands. He provides a full range of surgical services to infants and children and has a special interest in neonatal surgery, minimally invasive surgery, children's oncology surgery, vascular access and prenatal counselling. He is the Trust's lead for neonatal surgery.

Mr Hall takes a full role in the on-call rota and provides 24 hour cover for paediatric and neonatal surgical emergencies.

Mr Hall is also director of the Wessex tongue tie service - visit the webpage for more details on the tongue tie service, including information sheets and referral guidelines.


Mr Hall runs an active program of clinical research in paediatric surgery and is the UK lead for multi-centre collaborative research. Current research projects include:

  • the CONTRACT study - the prospective randomised feasibility trial aims to investigate whether children with acute appendicitis can be successfully treated with antibiotics as opposed to surgery. The study is funded by HIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA) programme
  • the Children's Interval Appendicetomy study (CHINA) - this prospective multicentre study aims to address whether interval appendicetomy is justified following successful non-operative treatments of an appendix mass in children. Recruitment completed in December 2014 and follow-up is ongoing
  • research into determining whether biomarkers can be used to direct the need for surgery in infants with a condition of the intestine called necrotising enterocolitis (NEC)
  • research into the neurodevelopmental outcomes of infants who developed NEC
  • research into the optimum treatment of babies born with congenital lung malformation.


Pippa Hicks (PA to Mr Nigel Hall) - email or telephone 023 8120 6677 (for NHS and private work).