Consultant Profile

Dr Richard Ashford

Dr Richard Ashford MA, MB BCh, FRCP, FRCR, DMRT
Practicing at:
Spire Thames Valley Hospital
  • Oncology
    • Breast cancer
Special clinical interests:

Breast cancer

Research interests:

Chemotherapy of breast cancer

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Mount Vernon Hospital

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

British Association of Surgical Oncologists
European Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncologists

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
020 8901 5555
Private secretary telephone number:
01442 832207
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I trained in general medicine and spent two years as a Senior Registrar in Clinical Oncology and Therapeutics. I am a fully accredited General Physician and Medical Oncologist as well as having undergone training in Clinical Oncology and holding the FRCR.

I took up my Consultant post in 1984 and the provided a General Oncology service to Watford General Hospital until 2006. I initially also worked at the Lister Hospital, Stevenage. In 1989 I moved to Wexham Park Hospital in Slough to provide a similar service and opened the Parapet Breast Clinic in Windsor in 1991. Since 2005 I have been Clinical Lead for this service.

I believe the future of the speciality lies in greater site specialisation and cooperation with other colleagues in other disciplines working on the same disease through multi-disciplinary team working. In the last few years, I have increasingly specialised in breast cancer, but still see patients with other disease sites at the specific request of colleagues.

All patients with breast cancer that I see will have received full multi-disciplinary team assessment. Multi-disciplinary meetings are held weekly with the Breast Surgeons, Radiologists and Pathologists with whom I work closely.

Personal profile:

I have a variety of interests outside medicine, most notably antiques, furniture, clocks, paintings and pop memorabilia. I am a keen gardener and we open our garden for the National Garden Scheme in July. I am also a keen runner and completed my third London Marathon in 2003.

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Dr Richard Ashford

Dr Richard Ashford Oncology Consultant, Slough, Berkshire, private hospital specialist.

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