Ms Nora Nugent is a fully qualified plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgeon. She is registered on the specialist register in plastic surgery with the General Medical Council (GMC No: 6116591) and the Irish Medical Council (IMC No: 23855). Nora holds the FRCS (Plast) qualification as well as a certificate of completion of specialist training in plastic surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. She has also obtained the European Diploma in Hand Surgery.
Nora graduated from medical school at University College Dublin and completed her basic surgical training and specialist training in plastic surgery with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. To further develop her clinical expertise, she then undertook specialist fellowships in North America and Australia. Training in advanced burn critical care and burn surgery (acute and reconstructive) was undertaken during her fellowship at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Galveston, Texas. Prior to taking up her consultant post, Nora obtained additional subspecialty training in Australia completing a plastic surgery fellowship at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney which encompassed both reconstructive surgery (including microsurgery) and all areas of aesthetic (cosmetic) surgery. This was followed by a hand surgery fellowship with Victorian Hand Surgery Associates, Melbourne. On returning from Australia, she took up a consultant post with the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead.
South Eastern Research Presentation Prize 2002 (Waterford Regional Hospital)
McArdle Prize in Surgery 2000 (St. Vincent’s University Hospital)
McGrath Prize in Pathology 1999 (St. Vincent’s University Hospital)
John McGrath Memorial Prize in Legal Medicine 1999 (University College Dublin)
MB BCh BAO (Hons) (UCD)
BMedSci (Hons) (UCD)
European Diploma in Hand Surgery (FESSH/UEMS)
Medico-Legal Foundation Certificate (Cardiff University)
Ms Nugent was the Surgical Tutor for Kent, Surrey and Sussex (KSS) Deanery in Queen Victoria Hospital and the Programme Director for Core Surgical Trainees from 2013 to 2018. She is a trained Educational and Clinical Supervisor with KSS Deanery of plastic surgery trainees and is involved in teaching and clinical training of trainees. She is regularly invited to lecture on plastic surgery topics.
Nora has published clinical studies in several national and international medical journals and has regularly presented her work to the plastic and hand surgery clinical society meetings. She has also co-authored a number of book chapters in her areas of clinical interest particularly burns.
Currently, she is working on topics for the online learning tool for plastic surgery e-LPRAS as well as a number of clinical projects. She is a research supervisor for medical students in Brighton and Sussex Medical School. Her areas of research interests include: techniques of burn depth assessment and burn scar modulation, assessment of outcomes after open tibial fractures, the use of ultrasound to assess flexor tendon repairs and long term evaluation of surgical approaches and comparison of implant types in PIP joint replacement
Nora Nugent maintains a broad range of clinical interests within plastic surgery and regularly attends conferences within the specialty to keep up to date with evolving techniques and new developments in plastic surgery. Her clinical interests include burns and post burn reconstruction, breast surgery, cosmetic surgery, hand surgery, skin cancer and microsurgical reconstruction including after lower limb trauma. She is also a member of multidisciplinary clinical groups overseeing the management of burns, skin cancer and lower limb injuries.
British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons
British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons – Council Member
International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons
British Burn Association
British Medical Association
Royal Society of Medicine – Council Member of Plastic Surgery Section & President for 2016 – 2017 Academic Year
General Medical Council – Specialist Register in Plastic Surgery
Irish Medical Council – Specialist Registration in Plastic Surgery
You feel very comfortable from the moment you walk in. Very friendly staff and very professional.
Really great treatment.
Thank you so much to Ms Nugent, couldn’t have been better. Fantastic result.
I found Ms Nugent to be very kind, calm and made me feel at ease. I would not hesitate to go to her again in the future.
She does excellent work. She is a caring doctor, an expert in her domain. I really enjoyed going to her and would recommend anyone who would like a friendly, careful and trustworthy doctor. Extremely competent and personable.
Nora is a pleasure to work with. She is always professional and polite. The patient always comes first. She will always spend as much time as is required with a patient. For example she spent over an hour with a patient with learning disabilities answering her questions regarding her consent for surgery. Nora is proactive in staying up to date with issues in the London and South East Burns Network. She is also very proactive at addressing any issues with junior members of the team.
It is a joy to work with Miss Nugent, she is compassionate to both patients and staff. Works very well in the team and has outstanding clinical/surgical skills.
Ms Nugent is an excellent surgeon who I thoroughly enjoy working with. She is hard working, considerate and highly competent. She always communicates concerns clearly and considers the views of the whole team.