Dr Richard Booton

Dr Richard Booton


Respiratory Medicine

30 years of experience
14 years as a specialist

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“Gave clear explanations and did not rush me“
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Languages spoken

  • English
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  • General Medical Council: 3677320
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    Practices worked at

    HCA UK at The Wilmslow Hospital

    52 Alderley Road, Wilmslow, United Kingdom, SK9 1NY
    2,175 reviews

    The Christie Private Care

    The Christie Private Care, Wilmslow Road, Manchester, United Kingdom, M20 4BX
    722 reviews


    Professor Richard Booton is a Consultant Respiratory Physician in the North West Lung Centre and is Clinical Director for Lung Cancer & Thoracic Surgery at Wythenshawe Hospital. He sees patients privately at The Christie Private Care and The Wilmslow Hospital. Professor Booton is also Honorary Chair in Respiratory Medicine at the University of Manchester.

    He graduated from the University of Leeds and then completed higher specialist training in the north west, followed by a fellowship in Thoracic Oncology at The Christie Hospital and the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research with Professor Nick Thatcher, receiving a PhD in 2006. He is Programme Director for the award-winning RAPID screening programme, which aims to ensure that all patients have a clear diagnosis on whether they have lung cancer or not within seven days.

    His clinical research interests include clinical care in thoracic oncology, advanced bronchoscopy and lung cancer screening. Professor Booton is a member of the MesoTRAP Trial Steering Group and Principal Investigator (Manchester) for EARL and ELUSIVE multicentre studies, co-investigator for Yorkshire Lung Screening Trial and Co-chair YLST Biomarker Subgroup. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed publications.

    Professor Booton’s memberships and affiliatiosn include the British Thoracic Oncology Group, the Council of Regents, the Communications Committee for the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, the Clinical Advisory Group of the National Lung Cancer Audit, the NHSE Expert Advisory Group on Lung Cancer Screening and the NHSE National Delivery Group for Lung Health Checks.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Lung Cancer Screening
    • Bronchoscopy
    • Lung Cancer
    • Thoracic Oncology


    • Qualified in 1992, University of Leeds
    • Thoracic Oncology Fellowship at The Christie and Paterson Institute for Cancer Research, awarded PhD in 2006


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