GP Information


Mr Birchley accepts referrals for patients who are seeking self-pay or insurance-based assessment and treatment, with care provided at the Exeter Nuffield Hospital or the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital at the patient’s discretion.  Exeter Vein and Hernia is available seven days a week and we encourage patients to communication directly with us in the event of a problem or concern following surgery, rather than seeking advice from their GP.  This is done to try and minimise the burden on Primary Care.

The local policies for the management of varicose veins and hernias are accessible here: Varicose Veins, Hernias (Patient Information Leaflet regarding surgical repair policy) and the Clinical Commissioning Group’s Hernia Management Policy 


Mr Birchley regular provides educational events regarding aspects of clinical practice, including relevant clinical guidelines, to interested groups of GPs and Allied Health Practitioners.  These can be arranged on request at either Exeter Nuffield Hospital or local GP clinics.  Please contact Karissa 01392 262174 for further information or to arrange an educational session.