- Bupa Platinum consultant
- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Open Referral network
- Video and telephone consultations
- Home chemotherapy
If you are looking at my profile, you are likely to be going through one of the most challenging times of your life. You will have been given a diagnosis that may be frightening, leaving you scared and confused. You may want certainty where there appears to be little or none. This will be an association that will last some time and I see my main role as being there to help you navigate through this sometimes bewildering and frightening time.
I am interested in knowing you, and what matters most to you, so that we can make the best decisions, about your care, with your full involvement. My maxim is ‘compassionate honesty’, so you always know where you stand, and so you can trust what I say. It is my core aim to make the treatment process and aims as understandable as possible, and to answer each question you have. I will formulate a plan with you, so you can be as secure as possible, knowing that you are being cared for by me, and a support team, who want to get it right for you each step of the way.
I am a locally trained Medical Oncologist, specialising in the medical treatment of Breast cancer, currently working at Harrogate District Hospital. I have more than 20 years of experience in Oncology (cancer medicine), 11 of those as a consultant. I have a PhD, and am active in research, acting as the local lead on clinical trials.
I am the Clinical Director of the West Yorkshire & Harrogate Cancer Alliance Breast Optimal Pathways Group and am very interested in finding ways to meet the serious challenges we face in today’s environment of high volume and complex treatments.
I highly value the positive impact of good communication on the experience of care and have co-facilitated the TARGET & TRUSTING courses devised by Professors Val Jenkins and Lesley Fallowfield, of the SHORE-C group. These courses for breast cancer healthcare professionals aim to improve understanding and discussion around inherited breast cancers, modern tumour tests, and risk.
I believe my approach is best validated by my patients, who nominated my team and I for Mid Yorkshire's 'Kate Granger Compassionate Care Award'. We were shortlisted from 70 nominations from across the Trust, and subsequently won.
Areas of interest
Current NHS consultant posts held
Locum Consultant in Medical Oncology at Harrogate & District Foundation Trust
I enjoy spending time with my wife and children. I find time tending to my garden helps to relieve the stresses of modern living.
Over the summer I enjoy an abbreviated season of 20/20 cricket, playing social cricket for the Cookridge Hospital Cricket Team and weekends with Beckwithshaw Cricket Club.
Kate Granger Compassionate Care Award 2018
Harrogate & District NHS Foundation Trust 'Making a Difference Award' November 2022
I have recently been a co-author on publications associated the 'Bridging The Age Gap' Study exploring cancer treatment in older breast cancer patients. I have published articles on the management of chemotherapy complications in the British Medical Journal, an article on an unexpected sequence specific chemotherapy toxicity in the Journal of Clinical Oncology and a look at future approaches to use viruses to stimulate the immune system against cancers in Clinical Cancer Research.
- PhD University of Leeds 2009
- MB ChB University of Leeds 1998
- Membership of the Royal College of Physicians RCP (London) 2001
Reference number 4514835
Details of entry to specialist register
- Medical Oncology , 2011
- Spire Hospital Leeds
- 09:00 - 14:00
- 0113 269 3939
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
In working hours the Oncology Unit at Spire Roundhay can assess patients urgently, 0113 2185967.
Out of Hours and weekends an Oncology CNS is available to triage calls through the Spire Leeds.
Patients may also first wish to contact the Healthcare at Home Care Bureau (numbers provided when treatment starts)
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Clinical supervision and planning for the delivery of chemotherapy and/or systemic anti-cancer therapy for 1-21 days - (>50)
Spire Leeds Hospital (>50)
Clinical supervision and planning for the delivery of chemotherapy and/or systemic anti-cancer therapy for 1-28 days - (5-50)
Spire Leeds Hospital (5-50)
Clinical supervision and planning for delivery of chemotherapy cycle, remote or in the member's home 1-21 days - (5-50)
Clinical supervision and planning for delivery of chemotherapy cycle, remote or in the member's home 1-28 days - (5-50)
Clinical supervision and planning for the delivery of chemotherapy and/or systemic anti-cancer therapy for 1-14 days - (1-5)
Spire Leeds Hospital (1-5)