Bridgewater Benjamin

GMC: 3166114


Special Interests: Adult Cardiac Surgery

Ben Bridgewater is a consultant cardiac surgeon at UHSM. He has a particular interest in mitral valve repair, but is also on the cardiac transplantation rota. He has several national roles in measuring and reporting patient outcomes – he has a lead role for the national adult cardiac surgery audit as the audit lead at NICOR and he is the Director of Outcomes Publication at HQIP with a responsibility for the programme to publish outcomes across 12 specialties and 5,000 surgeons on behalf of NHS England.

He has a commitment to measuring and publishing patients’ experience of care and has published what the patients think about him at These data are also included on the additional information link below.

Ben can be contacted through his secretary Julie Read at 0161 291 2511

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Training Attended

SCTS University 2014, 2013, 2012

EACTS 2013,2012

IACTS 2014

Formal Surgical Training:

University Hospital of South Manchester 1994-1997

Manchester Royal Infirmary 1997

Green Lane Hospital, Auckland 1998

Qualifications & Accreditations

Nominated by HSJ as one of top 50 innovators in UK Health 2013 & 2014

Awarded BMJ award for best Quality Improvement Programme 2010. The SCTS adult cardiac surgery database project.

Awarded HSJ Award for best Quality Improvement Programme 2003. Northwest Quality Improvement Programme in Cardiac Interventions.

MB BS 1986

PhD 1993

FRCS (CTh) 1997