Consultant Profile

Dr Catherine Heath

Dr Catherine Heath MB, ChB(Hons), MRCP, FRCR
Practicing at:
Spire Southampton Hospital
  • Oncology
    • Chemotherapy
    • Prostate cancer
    • Radiotherapy
Special clinical interests:

External beam radiotherapy, Prostate brachytherapy, prostate cancer chemotherapy, radioisotopes for treatment of bone secondaries

Research interests:

Current national multicentre trials

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Clinical Oncologist Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Royal College of Radiologists

British Uro-Oncology Group (BUG) (Trustee and Treasurer)

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
023 8076 4354
Private secretary:
Bev Stone
Private secretary fax:
023 8076 4369
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Catherine Heath graduated from medical school in Sheffield in 1992 with Honours. She trained in general medicine in Sheffield passing the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 1995 and then went on to specialist training in Clinical Oncology at Leeds, becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists in 1998.  She spent a year in clinical research as a Clinical Fellow in the Palliative Radiation Oncology Program at Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Canada between 2000/2001.

Dr Heath was appointed Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Southampton in early 2002 with a subspecialty interest in urological malignancies. She is Lead Clinician for Urological Malignancies. Her main interests involve the non-surgical treatment of prostate cancer including radical external beam radiotherapy, permanent prostate brachytherapy seed implants, hormone therapy, chemotherapy and radio-isotope treatments for bone secondaries.  

She also has interests in bladder cancer, radiotherapy for testicular cancer, and is the Lead Oncologist in Wessex for non-surgical treatment of penile cancer as part of the supra-regional multidisciplinary team led by Mr N Watkin at St George’s Hospital.

Dr Heath set up and continues to run the Southampton Prostate Brachytherapy Seed Implant service in early 2006.  

Dr Heath is a founding member and executive committee member of the British Uro-Oncology Group. (Currently Treasurer).

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