Mr John Bowen FRCS(Paed) The Specialist Children’s Surgeon Your Child Matters
Mr John Bowen FRCS(Paed)The Specialist Children’s Surgeon Your Child Matters  



I graduated from Leeds University School of Medicine in 1986.


I gained my Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1991 and my Speciality Paediatric Surgery Fellowship in 1996.


My post graduate training was carried out around Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool and Melbourne, Australia.

I was appointed as Consultant Neonatal and Paediatric Surgeon to Manchester Children’s Hospitals in 1996.


My Specialist Consultant practice encompasses surgery on new-born babies with birth defects and problems of prematurity, and the general surgery of infancy and childhood. I have particular expertise in surgical gastro-enterology (which includes inflammatory bowel disease and intestinal polyps), flexible gastro-intestinal endoscopy and nutritional support for medically complex children.


My NHS practice is now based entirely in the New RMCH, on the Central Manchester Hospital Campus, or the RMCH satellite units at Trafford Hospital and the Royal Bolton Hospital.


I have held adminisrative roles within RMCH including:

Clinical Director of Children’s Ambulatory Services (Out-patients and Elective Treatment Centre);  Surgical Lead to the Autistic Spectrum disorder working group; Faculty member, CMFT patient safety training team.
In the past I have been Speciality Clinical Lead to the Department of Paediatric Surgery and Lead Surgeon for Clinical Audit and Effectiveness at RMCH.


The new RMCH was opened in 2009, bringing together specialist services for children, previously treated across three Hospitals in Manchester, into one place. We are one of the largest Specialist Children’s Hospital in Europe, and our close links to St Mary’s Hospital, and the Manchester Royal Infirmary, mean that we can call upon top quality specialist support for conditions starting before birth, or to support your child as they grow up into adult life.
Not only do were provide routine ‘specialist’ care for all children, we are also a National Centre for looking after a number of extremely rare conditions that are only treated in one or two other places in the UK.


I am a Specialist Advisor to the CQC, and I am on the Panel of Examiners of the Higher Specialist Examination in Paediartic Surgery.


I carry out my private practice at the new Spire Manchester Hospital in Didsbury. I consult on Monday evenings at the Hospital, or Wednesday evenings at the satellite Spire clinic in Hale.


I am the Paediatric Representative on the Spire Hospital, Manchester, Medical Advisory Committee


I prepare legal reports in respect of personal injury, medical negligence and criminal injury; please contact Liz for my T&Cs


I am Owner ond Director of the children's specialist provider Company 'Your Child Matters".


My private and Medico-Legal PA is Liz on 0161 447 6761; email

My PA at RMCH is Linda on 0161 701 5194; email

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