Andrew Clarke currently lives in Wimborne, Dorset with his wife and three children.


Andrew trained in the North West. A year in gynaecology fuelled a sub-specialist interest in pelvic floor surgery. In 1992 he joined the professorial unit at Hope Hospital in Manchester and gained the FRCS in 1993. He rotated through many of the major centres in the region in higher surgical training including the Christie Hospital Cancer Institute. An MD thesis for work on tumour blood flow in bowel cancer was awarded in 2000. After a brief period working in America he took up the position of consultant surgeon at Manchester Royal Infirmary in January 2002.


MD Thesis (January 1996 – March 1998)

‘Tumour angiogenesis in colorectal cancer’ Synopsis

Travelling Fellowship – U.S.A (2001)

Awards received from The Ethicon Travelling Fellowship and The Kenneth Bloor Memorial Fellowship (Manchester Medical Society) sponsored the three month sabbatical. I worked with Professor Goldberg in Minneapolis, Minnesota for the first month. This prestigious unit is regarded as the founder of modern colorectal surgery in America. The second month I spent working at Professor Wexner’s unit in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Cleveland Clinic was exceptionally useful in particular for understanding the evaluation and treatment of faecal incontinence / evacuatory disorders and for laparoscopic procedures in colorectal surgery.

Consultant Appointments

2004 - present Consultant Surgeon, at Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

2002 - 2004Consultant Surgeon, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road, Manchester
Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester