Consultant Profile

Mr Richard Linforth

Mr Richard Linforth MD FRCS(ED) FRCS(Gen Surg)
Practicing at:
Spire Elland Hospital
  • Breast care
    • Benign breast problems
    • Breast cancer
Special clinical interests:

Breast cancer and family history
Reconstruction and Augumentation
Breast Screening
Medical Education  

Year of first medical qualification:
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01422 324041 or 01422 324020
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I qualified from Manchester Medical School in 1992, and gained my doctorate in Medicine (MD) in 2005 for research in breast cancer and metastasis. I was a Surgical Registrar in the Yorkshire deanery working in Huddersfield, Halifax, Bradford, Hull and Leeds. I spent a year as an Onco-plastic Fellow in Manchester to learn breast reconstruction surgery and aesthetics. I have been working as a consultant since 2006 and have been a Speciality lead, MDT lead, Clinical and Divisional Director at the trust. I am a National Onco-plastic trainer for the Association of Breast surgeons having pioneered the technique of Acellular dermal matrix and implant reconstruction, first performed in Europe by myself in 2008.

For ten years I have provide one stop breast services with Dr Ann Marie Wason consultant radiologist and work as part of multidisciplinary team with Prof Jonathan Joffe and Mehmet Sen.  

Personal profile:

I live in Bolton and am a life long sufferer at BWFC. I am married ro Celine who is an advanced nurse practitioner in Primary care with two teenage sons.
As a family we enjoy skiing and scuba diving holidays, walking arounf the reservoirs of Enthwistle and the Waoh along with eating out and relaxing in the sun. 

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