Dr Thomas Richards

Dr Thomas Richards

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

Oncology

22 years of experience
7 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Having been under Dr Richards since 2019/20 we have a very open & honest rapport“
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Subspecialties

  • Bowel Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Clinical Oncology
  • Anal Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Biliary Cancer
  • Brain Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Small Bowel Cancer
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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 8BJ
    1,783 reviews

    The Wellington Hospital

    St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
    1,668 reviews

    LOC - Leaders in Oncology Care

    95 Harley Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 6AF
    334 reviews

    HCA UK at University College Hospital

    15th Floor University College Hospital 235 Euston Road, London, United Kingdom, NW1 2BU
    156 reviews

    LOC at Chelsea

    102 Sydney Street, Chelsea, London, United Kingdom, SW3 6NJ
    2 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


    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
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    Special interests

    • Bowel Cancer
    • Breast Cancer
    • Anal Cancer
    • Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma)
    • Colon Cancer
    • Liver Cancer
    • Rectal Cancer
    • Biliary Cancer
    • Brain Metastasis
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Gallbladder Cancer
    • Gastrointestinal Cancers
    • 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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