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- Open Referral network
- Video and telephone consultations
I have been a qualified doctor for over 24 years and a qualified consultant urologist for over 11 years. I have had comprehensive training and experience in urology and I cover the majority of adult urology.
I completed training in London, Bristol and the Cambridge training rotation. I have particular expertise in urological diagnostics and set up one of the first urology "one stop" clinics in the country, a successful project that was featured in the annual hospital awards and significantly reduced waiting times. In addition to general urology, I also specialise in minimally invasive treatments to improve outcomes and I have successfully introduced several new treatments and specialities into my department.
During 24 years of practice I have performed over 14,000 urological procedures including, 1,200 prostate biopsies (the last 780 of which have been trans-perineal), 690 bladder cancer resections, 325 circumcisions, 560 surgeries to relieve benign prostatic obstruction and 400 ureteroscopies.
I work in one of the highest volume centres for laser prostate surgery in the UK. I have personally performed well over 200 holmium laser enucleations of the prostate (HoLEP) and I train senior trainees from all around the country who come to learn this technique in our unit.
I am the lead clinician for urological cancer in our department and I led the urological cancer response to Covid. I have also contributed to several regional cancer guidelines. I am a GMC approved trainer and I teach on several national urology courses. I continue to maintain an active interest in clinical research and I have been local investigator for several national trials in recent years. I have published extensively in the urological literature and I have given numerous presentations around the world on urological topics. I am the recipient of 3 clinical excellence awards and numerous academic prizes and grants for my work, including a British Urological Foundation Fellowship.
Areas of interest
Bladder investigations (cystoscopy); Bladder lesion removal; Cancer tests; Circumcision; Epididymal cysts removal; Hormone test; Hydrocele surgery; Kidney stones treatment; Prostate surgery; Trans urethral Prostatectomy; Prostatic urothelial lift (Urolift); Surgery for benign prostatic enlargement including laser prostate surgery (HoLEP); Urodynamics; Vasectomy; Active surveillance in prostate cancer; Enhanced diagnostics for bladder cancer (blue light cystoscopy); Hyperthermic mitomycin for bladder cancer; Laser prostate surgery (HoLEP); Non muscle invasive bladder cancer; Trans-perineal prostate biopsy; Ureteroscopy and laser stone surgery
- Jennifer Murdoch
- Spire Harpenden Hospital Ambrose Lane Harpenden AL5 4BP
- 07498 399701
- 07498 399701
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Kannan Sivagnanam Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Urological Surgeon
Luton and Dunstable University Hospital
Prostate Cancer diagnostics
Active Surveillance in Prostate Cancer
time with my young family
Chapman Science Cup
British Surgical Foundation Fellowship
Ralp Shackman Scholarship
Design and assessment of a penile fracture simulation model.
Kozan AA, Logan M, Parnham A, Liew M, Barrass B, Venugopal S, Biyani CS, Taylor J.Actas Urol Esp (Engl Ed). 2021 Nov;45(9):582-586.
Practical management issues in bilateral testicular cancer.
Barrass BJ, Jones R, Graham JD, Persad RA.BJU Int. 2004 Jun;93(9):1183-7.
The influence of gender on workforce planning in urology.
Barrass BJ, Armitage J, Burgess N.BJU Int. 2013 Jun;111(7):1018-20.
Macroscopic haematuria and urological cancer.
Hay AD, Hamilton W, Sharp D, Barrass B, Persad R.Br J Gen Pract. 2003 Mar;53(488):241-2; author reply
Haematuria in prostate cancer: new solutions for an old problem.
Barrass BJ, Thurairaja R, McFarlane J, Persad RA.BJU Int. 2006 May;97(5):900-2.
Optimal nutrition should improve the outcome and costs of radical cystectomy.
Barrass BJ, Thurairaja R, Collins JW, Gillatt D, Persad RA.Urol Int. 2006;77(2):139-42. Modification of nicotine toxicity by pretreatment with different drugs.
Barrass BC, Blackburn JW, Brimblecombe RW, Rich P.Biochem Pharmacol. 1969 Sep;18(9):2145-52.
The use of Raman spectroscopy to differentiate between different prostatic adenocarcinoma cell lines.
Crow P, Barrass B, Kendall C, Hart-Prieto M, Wright M, Persad R, Stone N.Br J Cancer. 2005 Jun 20;92(12):2166-70.
Examining the Impact of Renal Trauma Guidelines on Urologists in UK.
Sharma D, Butt N, Barrass B, Dawson C.Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2008 Apr;34(2):154-8. Internet websites selling herbal treatments for erectile dysfunction.
Thurairaja R, Barrass B, Persad R.Int J Impot Res. 2005 Mar-Apr;17(2):196-200.
More should be done to prevent the harmful effects of long-term androgen ablation therapy in prostate cancer.
Barrass BJ, Thurairaja R, Persad RA.BJU Int. 2004 Jun;93(9):1175-6.
Serum insulin-like growth factor-I is positively associated with serum prostate-specific antigen in middle-aged men without evidence of prostate cancer.
Oliver SE, Barrass B, Gunnell DJ, Donovan JL, Peters TJ, Persad RA, Gillatt D, Neal DE, Hamdy FC, Holly JM.Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2004 Jan;13(1):163-5
Broadening the criteria for avoiding staging bone scans in prostate cancer: a retrospective study of patients at the royal marsden hospital.
Thurairaja R, Barrass B, McFarlane JP, Persad R.BJU Int. 2004 Jun;93(9):1358-9.
Bilateral testicular cancer: a preventable problem? Experience from a large cancer centre.
Barrass BJ, Persad RA.BJU Int. 2004 Feb;93(3):424
Courses offered to GPs
Regular contributor to online GP education sessions Spire Harpenden Hospital
- Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons Royal College of Surgeons of England 2001
- Bachelor of Science (Hons) University of London 1997
- Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery University of London 1998
- Doctor of Medicine University of London 2006
- Post graduate certificate in medical education University of Bedfordshire Post Graduate Medical School 2011
- Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (Urology) The Royal College of Surgeons of England 2009
Reference number 4537007
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC specialist register (urology) , 2011
Affiliations / memberships
British Association of Urological Surgeons
British Medical Association
Royal College of Surgeons of England
- Ambrose LaneHARPENDENAL5 4BP
- 18:00 - 20:30
- 01582 858076
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Spire Harpenden 01582 858 076
Cobham Clinic 01582 497433
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Transperineal template-guided biopsies of the prostate under image guidance - (5-50)
Diagnostic endoscopic examination of bladder (flexible cystoscopy) including any biopsy - (5-50)
Spire Harpenden Hospital (5-50)
Holmium Laser Lithotripsy for calculi of ureter (including cystoscopy and insertion/removal of stent) - (1-5)
Cobham Clinic (1-5)
Internal urethrotomy (including cystoscopy +/- dilation) - (1-5)
Spire Harpenden Hospital (1-5)
Endoscopic resection of lesion of bladder (including cystoscopy) - (1-5)
Cobham Clinic (1-5)
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