Personal profile

Jon McFarlane is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at the BMI Bath Clinic and the Royal United Hospital Bath, with a specialist interest in prostate cancer and other prostate diseases.

He trained in preclinical medicine at Oxford University (1985-1988), before moving to Cambridge University for clinical training at Addenbrookes Hospital (1988-1991). His early surgical training was undertaken in Cambridge and London, where he received the Master of Surgery higher degree after a period of clinical research.

He then moved to Oxford for specialist training in Urology and spent a year in Melbourne on a Urology Fellowship with an interest in prostate cancer.

Upon returning to the UK, he took the final specialist FRCS(Urol) examination in 2002, where he was awarded the Keith Yeates gold medal as the best candidate of that year. The award came with a travelling fellowship bursary which he used to further train in prostate cancer surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He took up a Consultant position in Bath in November 2002.

Since his consultant appointment, Jon has worked to develop and improve urological services in Bath, and introduced many new services and techniques, including both laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, prostate brachytherapy and transperineal template biopsy.

He has held a number of senior NHS posts, including four years as Head of the Surgical Division, and is currently the RUH Associate Medical Director for Cancer Services. He was National Clinical Advisor to NHS Improvement for prostate cancer services from 2010 to 2014, and a member of the Prostate Cancer Advisory Group from 2011 to 2018.

Jon aims to offer rapid, individualised and personal service to all his patients to try and diagnose and resolve problems with as little stress as possible. He is a member of the Bath Urology Group with Chris Gallegos and Tim Bates – working as a team allows immediate cross referral if a different Urology sub-specialty expertise is required, along with guaranteed consultant cover for any urgent clinical issues that arise during periods of leave.

Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • British Association of Urological Surgeons
  • Medical Protection Society
  • General Medical Council

Clinical Interests

Prostate cancer

Bladder cancer

Treatment for prostate enlargement

Bladder problems

Blood the urine

Erectile problems

Urinary infections

Kidney stones

Kidney cancer

Testicular and Penile cancer

Current NHS and /or University Posts

RUH Bath

Useful Links

Surgical ourcomes - radical prostatectomy

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