Dr Henry Murdoch MBBS BSc FRCA EDRA
Consultant Anaesthetist

Iron Clinic
New consultation fee: £200 (flexible appointments available)  
Iron infusion fee: £540
(if an additional dose is required an extra fee will be charged)

Private Patients: 01666 501773
Please email the privatepatientoffice@tetburyhospital.co.uk
To book an appointment we require up to date bloods (within 3 months) and your telephone number.

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 and the benefits of intravenous iron replacement, believing passionately in the effectiveness of this treatment. Find out more at  www.gloucestershireironclinic.co.uk

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)

Dr Murdoch treats patients from the South West and the Cotswolds including Tetbury, Cirencester, Stroud, Cheltenham, Malmesbury, Chippenham, Swindon, Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire.

Initial consultation is by telephone where Dr Murdoch will assess if an iron infusion is the appropriate treatment.