Consultant Profile

Dr Simon Gollins

Dr Simon Gollins BMBCh DPhil MRCP FRCR
Practicing at:
Spire Yale Hospital
  • Oncology
    Special clinical interests:

    Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer, Pancreaticobiliary Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Cancer of Unknown Primary Site.

    Research interests:

    Clinical trials of chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment for cancer of the oesophagus, stomach, pancreas, colon, rectum and head and neck.

    Collaborative research with laboratories in the Universities of Bangor, Leeds and Manchester.

    Research in conjunction with Bangor University Department of Psychology.

    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Visiting Professor, Glyndwr University

    Consultant Clinical Oncologist and Clinical Director of Oncology within the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

    North Wales Clinical Lead for the Wales Cancer Research Network

    National Institute for Social Care and Health Research Academic Health Science Collaboration (NISCHR AHSC) Clinical

    Research Fellow, School of Medical Sciences, Bangor University

    Member of the Colorectal Clinical Studies Group of the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI)

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

    General Medical Council
    Royal College of Physicians
    Royal College of Radiologists
    British Medical Association
    Medical Protection Society

    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    0808 168 2882
    Thursday evening but at other times by arrangement.
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    Dr Simon Gollins has been a Consultant Clinical Oncologist based at the North Wales Cancer Treatment Centre since June 1998 and has been Clinical Director of Oncology for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board since 2010. In his NHS practice he is responsible for regular outpatient clinics at the North Wales Cancer Treatment Centre and Wrexham Maelor Hospital.

    He qualified in medicine in 1988 at the University of Oxford, where he also carried out 3 years of laboratory research for a Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD). Following medical jobs in Bath and Birmingham he gained his Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 1991.

    His oncology training took place at the Christie Hospital Manchester where he gained his Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists in 1994 and at Velindre Hospital Cardiff where he was also a Consultant Clinical Oncologist prior to moving to North Wales.

    As a Clinical Oncologist he is responsible for treating patients with cancer with both radiotherapy and chemotherapy and his subspecialty interests are upper and lower gastrointestinal cancer, pancreaticobiliary cancer, head and neck cancer and thyroid cancer.

    For many years he has been very actively involved in clinical research related to his subspecialty interests and since 2005 he has been North Wales Clinical Lead for the Wales Cancer Research Network. Since 2008 he has been a Member of the Colorectal Clinical Studies Group of the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) and in October 2013 was appointed Visiting Professor at Glyndwr University.

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    Dr Simon Gollins

    Dr Simon Gollins Oncology Consultant, Wrexham, private hospital specialist.

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