Dr Thomas Richards

Dr Thomas Richards

MBBS, BSc (Hons), MRCP (UK), FRCR, PhD

Oncology

20 years of experience
6 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Extremely professional and caring“
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Subspecialty

  • Clinical Oncology
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4735692
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £350

    Follow-up appointment: £180

    Practices worked at

    The Harley Street Clinic

    35 Weymouth Street, london, United Kingdom, W1G
    966 reviews

    The Wellington Hospital

    St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
    925 reviews

    About

    Dr Tom Richards is a consultant clinical oncologist specialising in the treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) and breast cancers. He is the clinical lead of the GI and breast cancer radiotherapy units at University College London NHS Hospital (UCLH) and honorary consultant in Clinical Oncology at The Whittington NHS Hospital. Prior to his appointment at UCLH, he was Clinical Oncology consultant in the GI and breast units at St Bartholomew's and The Royal London NHS Hospitals.

    He is an experienced oncologist treating oesophagus, stomach, liver, pancreaticobiliary, colorectal and breast cancers. His specialist expertise is the delivery of radiotherapy, chemotherapy and biological targeted drugs for cancers at these sites. His particular interest is in technical radiotherapy treatments using cyberknife and intensity-modulated radiotherapy and motion management techniques using 4D-CT radiotherapy planning, deep inspiratory breath-hold and image-guided radiotherapy.

    After graduation from Imperial College School of Medicine in London, his subsequent general internal medicine training was at King's College Hospital, London. He undertook specialist oncology training at St Bartholomew's and The Royal Marsden Hospitals in London. In 2015 he was awarded a PhD from the University of London for clinical and translation research performed at The Institute of Cancer Research, King's College London and The Royal Marsden Hospital. He studied the mechanisms by which therapeutic radiation affects normal tissues and strategies to detect and reduce late toxicity after curative treatment. He was awarded the Johnson and Johnson clinical research prize in 2012 for work contributing to his PhD.

    He is a fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists and a member of The Royal College of Physicians, ESMO and ESTRO. He has spoken and chaired sessions at numerous national and international meetings. He is course tutor and examiner for the Institute of Cancer research MSc course and is the local principal investigator for several GI cancer clinical trials. Dr Richards is passionate to improve cancer outcomes, develop clinical research and deliver innovative multi-modality cancer treatments.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Radiotherapy
    • Chemotherapy
    • SABR/Cyberknife
    • Intensity-modulated radiotherapy
    • SIRT (internal liver-directed radiotherapy)
    • Breast cancer
    • Colon cancer
    • Rectal cancer
    • Anal cancer
    • Oesophageal cancer
    • Liver cancer
    • Pancreatico-biliary cancer
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    Procedures

    • Radiotherapy
    • Biological Therapy
    • Chemotherapy
    • Clinical Trials
    • Cyberknife Therapy
    • Deep Inspiration Breath Hold (DIBH)
    • Hormone Therapy
    • Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT)
    • Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT)
    • Neoadjuvant
    • RapidArc or Volume Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT)
    • Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR)
    • Targeted Therapy
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Breast Cancer
    • Bowel Cancer
    • Anal Cancer
    • Colon Cancer
    • Oesophageal Cancer
    • Rectal Cancer
    • Stomach Cancer
    • Bilary Cancer
    • Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma)
    • Brain Metastasis
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Gallbladder Cancer
    • Gastrointestinal Cancers
    • Liver Cancer
    • Oligometastic Disease
    • Pancreatic Cancer
    • Secondary Liver Cancer
    • Small Bowel Cancer
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    Education

    • MBBS
    • PhD
    • MRCP (UK)
    • FRCR
    • BSc (Hons)
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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Breast Cancer
    3/8
    Bowel Cancer
    2/8
    Clinical Oncology
    2/8
    Radiotherapy
    2/8
    Anal Cancer
    1/8
    Colon Cancer
    1/8
    Oesophageal Cancer
    1/8
    Rectal Cancer
    1/8
    Stomach Cancer
    1/8
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    Extremely professional and caring
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Dr Richards is very caring and is very happy and willing to offer explanation in detail, on any concerns you may have. He is very sympathetic and understanding of your concerns and it does not rush. He explained very clearly the radiotherapy process and it made me feel more confident about the step I was about to take. I highly recommend Dr Richards.
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    (5/5)
    I found Dr. Tom Richards professional and very sincere in his approach during the consultations. Dr. Richards gave both my husband and I confidence and explained the whole treatment process very well.
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    (5/5)
    Felt very safe and had total trust in Dr Richards! Highly recommend
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Dr Richards has been very sympathetic , understanding & explaining every procedure , taking time to listen & answer every query from me & my family. He is an excellent Oncologist who deserved the trust &respect of the whole of my family .
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr. Richards has been on oncologist since I began my radiotherapy treatment and I have found him to be an excellent clinician, always taking time to explain the reasons for certain side effects (in great detail) & willing to answer any questions I have for him. I cannot fault him in any way. I highly recommend him as a radiotherapy oncologist.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Really engaging on a human level - took time to explain the detail in plain English. A true professional and a really nice man
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    I have always felt that I am in the best ' hands'. Total confidence
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