Dr Henry Murdoch MBBS BSc FRCA EDRA
Consultant Anaesthetist

Iron Clinic
Private Patients Office: 01666 501773
Email: privatepatientsoffice@tetburyhospital.co.uk





Dr Henry Murdoch is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Gloucestershire Royal Hospitals NHS Trust, and is Clinical Lead for Anaesthesia at Tetbury Hospital. He has a specialist interest in Perioperative Medicine and established the first intravenous iron service for NHS patients undergoing surgery in Gloucestershire. 

Dr Murdoch has been principle investigator for research into the effects and treatment of anaemia in patients undergoing surgery. He has chaired meetings and seminars on the effects of iron deficiency anaemia, and frequently presents on this subject. He regularly sees first-hand the impact of iron deficiency anaemia on patients undergoing surgery as well as the benefits of intravenous iron replacement and feels passionately about the effectiveness of this treatment. 

What is iron deficiency?

Iron deficiency is surprisingly common and if left untreated can lead to a wide variety of effects on your body. 

Symptoms of iron deficiency may initially be subtle and mild however can become more profound, impacting on your quality of life, sporting performance, and recovery after surgery.

Symptoms may worsen resulting in reduced mobility, increased risk of developing infections, reduced exercise tolerance and increased risk of falls.

An intravenous iron infusion can restore the body's iron stores in a single infusion.

Symptoms of iron deficiency include: 

  •  Feeling fatigued and tired all the time
  •  Reduced fitness and lack of energy
  •  Hair loss
  •  Irritability
  •  Depression, low mood
  •  Headaches
  •  Dizziness
  •  Brittle or spoon shaped nails
  •  Restless legs
  •  Cold intolerance                             
  •  Increased risk of infections
  •  Cracks or ulcers in your mouth
  •  Sore tongue and dry mouth
  •  Abnormal food cravings (e.g. ice cubes, chalk, paper)
  •  Fast or racing heart rate
  •  Shortness of breath
  •  Looking pale (anaemia: lack of red blood cells)

New consultation fee: £200 (flexible appointments available)
Iron infusion fee: £525