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In consultant practice in a teaching hospital (Aberdeen Royal Infirmary) since 1996 and hold an honorary Clinical senior Lecturer position with the university of Aberdeen.
Involved in teaching and training of medical students and higher specialty trainees in urology.
Held senior leadership roles in NHS Grampian, Northern Deanery and the British Association of Urological Surgeons.
Held the the role of Founding Chairman of the North of Scotland Cancer Network (NOSCAN) in Urology.
Have membership affiliations with British Association of Urological Surgeons, American Urological Association, European Association in Urology (EAU), Societe' Internationale de urology (SIU) and Indian Urological Society.
Have been involved in clinical research throughout my career and published papers in peer reviewed journals.
Have extensive clinical experience in all aspects of Urology spanning 30 years. Network with other urology colleagues in Scotland and the rest of the UK for professional interactions and ongoing professional development.
Areas of interest
My consultation practice spans general urology all the subspecialties of urology.
My subspecialty interests include Urological oncology; Reconstructive surgery; Female urology; General urology; Female and male urinary incontinence.
The most common procedures I perform include flexible and rigid Cystoscopy, TURP, TUR bladder tumour, Botox injections into the bladder, injection of bulking agents for female urinary incontinence, urethrotomy for strictures, excision of hydrocoeles and epididymal cysts, circumcision, procedures for male and female urinary incontinence and stenting and ureteroscopy for less complex ureteric stones.
The andrology procedures I perform include vasectomy, Vasectomy reversal and operations for Peyronie's disease.
I routinely perform complex open renal surgery, insertion of artificial urinary sphincters and open surgical procedures for female urinary incontinence in my busy NHS practice.
- Heather Nicol
- Albyn Hospital 21-24 Albyn Place Aberdeen AB10 1RW
- 01224 577454
Anaesthetists worked with
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Urological Surgeon, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Have been involved in clinical research over the years. The most recently completed project is a multicentre trial of the comparative assessment of TURP and Thulium Laser in conjunction with Bristol, Bath and Newcastle.
Keeping fit, Chess, Reading, travel and family and friends.
8 Discretionary points awarded over the years for work in the NHS.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Hindi - Native or bilingual
- Telugu - Native or bilingual
- Panjabi, Punjabi - Conversational
Courses offered to GPs
Held various talks over the course of my consultant career.
- MBBS Andhra University 1978
- MS PGIMER, Chandigarh, India 1981
- MCh urology PGIMER, Chandigarh, India 1986
- FRCS surgery Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh 1988
- Diploma in Urology University College, London 1990
- FRCS Urology Intercollegiate Board in Urology 1995
- LLM in Medical Law and Ethics De Montfort University, Liecester 2010
Reference number 3474132
Affiliations / memberships
British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS)
American Urological Association (AUA)
European Association of Urology (EAU)
Societe' Internationale de Urology (SIU)
Urological Society of India (USI)
- 21-24 Albyn PlaceABERDEENAB10 1RW
- 08:30 - 14:00
- 01224 595993
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
To contact me via Albyn hospital. I always have a named Deputy if I am unavailable due to holiday.