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- Open Referral network
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i am a Consultant Thoracic Surgeon at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, one of the biggest Thoracic Surgical Units in the UK. I have over 20 years experience in Thoracic Surgery. Specialist interests include lung cancer, surgery for emphysema, thoracic malignancies and minimally invasive thoracic surgery including VATS and Robotic lobectomy. I graduated from Manchester University in 1994 and completed my basic surgical training in Manchester. I moved to Liverpool for my cardiothoracic training and was appointed a consultant at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital in 2007. I am a board member of the British Association of Surgical Oncology and Associate Editor of the European Journal of Surgical Oncology. I have been a member of NICE guidelines committees and have over 50 peer reviewed publications.
Areas of interest
Lung cancer: Pulmonary metastasis: Chest wall: Minimally invasive thoracic surgery: Emphysema; Lung volume reduction; Mesothelioma
- Paula Hale
- Department of Thoracic Surgery Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital Thomas Drive Liverpool L14 3PE
- 0151 600 1398
- 0151 600 1246
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Timothy Ridgway Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Thoracic Surgeon
Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital
Minimally Invasive surgery
In the last 5 years I have had 17 peer reviewed publications (including 2 Editorials, 1 case report and 2 letters)
European Cancer Organisation Essential Requirements for Quality Cancer Care (ERQCC): Lung cancer.
Berghmans T; Lievens Y; Aapro M; Baird AM; Beishon M; Calabrese F; Degi C; Delgado Bolton RC; Gaga M; Lovey J; Luciani A; Pereira P; Prosch H; Saar M; Shackcloth M; Tabak-Houwaard G; Costa A; Poortmans P.
Lung Cancer. 150:221-239, 2020 Sep 04.
Pulmonary Metastasectomy in Colorectal Cancer: updated analysis of 93 randomized patients - control survival is much better than previously assumed.
Milosevic M; Edwards J; Tsang D; Dunning J; Shackcloth M; Batchelor T; Coonar A; Hasan J; Davidson B; Marchbank A; Grumett S; Williams NR; Macbeth F; Farewell V; Treasure T.
Colorectal Disease. 22(10):1314-1324, 2020 Oct.
Study protocol for VIdeo assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy versus conventional Open LobEcTomy for lung cancer, a UK multicentre randomised controlled trial with an internal pilot (the VIOLET study).
Lim E; Batchelor T; Shackcloth M; Dunning J; McGonigle N; Brush T; Dabner L; Harris R; Mckeon HE; Paramasivan S; Elliott D; Stokes EA; Wordsworth S; Blazeby J; Rogers CA; VIOLET Trialists.
BMJ Open. 9(10):e029507, 2019 10 14.
I have been section editor of 3 books in the last 5 years
Perspectives in Cardiothoracic Surgery Volume II
Perspectives in Cardiothoracic Surgery Volume III
Perspectives in Cardiothoracic Surgery Volume V
I have had 3 book chapters published in the last 5 years
Surgical Oncology. - Chapter 23 - Lungs and pleura
European Textbook of Breast Cancer - Chapter 54 Pulmonary metastasectomy
Perspectives in Cardiothoracic Surgery Volume III - Chapter 13 Oncological outcomes after VATS resection
- Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery University of Manchester 1994
- MD University of Liverpool 2013
- Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons of England Royal College of Surgeons of England 1998
Reference number 4092858
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Honorary Senior Lecturer University of Liverpool 2015
- Board Member British Association of Surgical Oncology 2015
- Associate Editor European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017
Details of entry to specialist register
- Cardiothoracic Surgery , 2006
Affiliations / memberships
European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons of Great Britain
International Association for Study of Lung Cancer
British Association of Surgical Oncology
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
0151 600 1616
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Diagnostic bronchoscopy +/- biopsy - (1-5)
Pulmonary lobectomy (including segmental resection) - (1-5)
Diagnostic mediastinoscopy - (1-5)
VATS wedge resection of lung - (1-5)