Mr Thomas Routledge attended medical schools at Cambridge and then Oxford Universities, where he won scholarships in medical science. Following this, his initial surgical education was in London, followed by five years at Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, which is a national specialist training centre in chest surgery. He trained in both cardiac and thoracic surgery and was awarded medals by The Royal College of Surgeons for excellence as a trainee surgeon.
Pursuing a particular interest in treating cancers with surgery, Mr Routledge then studied for a year at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, one of the worlds acknowledged leaders in cancer operations. Here he learned a number of advanced techniques in treating lung cancer and mesothelioma, to bring back to my consultant practice in the UK.
It is important that HCA is transparent about our relationship with those doctors who provide us with clinical guidance on delivering the best possible care to patients and operating our hospitals safely and efficiently. We set out here some of the ways in which we work together and the amount we pay this doctor for such services.