Miss Nicola Eardley FRCS

Nicola Eardley
Miss Nicola Eardley FRCS
Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon
Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Miss Eardley graduated from the University of Liverpool and remained in the city to complete her surgical training, before undertaking a colorectal surgery fellowship at the University of Toronto. Upon returning to the UK she took up a position as Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon at the Countess of Chester hospital. 

Her specialist clinical interests include colorectal surgery, emergency surgery, colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. Miss Eardley is also a passionate educator and has been awarded the position of Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Liverpool. Additionally, Miss Eardley is Clinical education Sub-dean for the Countess of Chester Hospital Trust, helping to support the learning needs of her medical students as well as their continual professional development. 

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Rovsing's Sign

Rovsing's sign is a classic clinical feature found in patients with acute appendicitis. In this video we explain what Rovsing's sign is, why it happens and how we test for its...

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common malignancies World-wide and an important pathology that Medical students will encounter during their rotations.

Early identification as well as appropriate investigation and...

Large Bowel Obstruction

Large bowel obstructions are an important cause of acute surgical admission. If managed inappropriately, they may result in severe complications such as intestinal perforation and sepsis. 

It is therefore necessary...


Diverticulitis is a potentially serious condition, defined by the inflammation or infection of colonic diverticula, that may lead to sepsis and the patient becoming critically unwell. Management of the condition depends upon the proper assessment...

Introduction to Scalpels

Scalpels are typically the first instrument used in most surgeries. A good knowledge of scalpels is vital for their safe use during surgery.

In this module you will develop a fundamental understanding of this...

Basics of Sutures

Suturing is a fundamental skill for any medical student or junior doctor, however it is important that it is accompanied by a good understanding of sutures themselves. 

In this module...

Acute Appendicitis

Appendicitis is a very common and potentially serious condition. It is one of the most frequently encountered acute surgical diseases throughout the World and therefore it is vital that every medical student...

Intestinal Anastomoses

When two sections of the gastrointestinal tract are surgically joined, this is termed an intestinal anastomosis. 

This module will introduce you to the different types of anastomosis and purpose of each, as...