Dr Richard Ashford



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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 have since provided a general oncology service to Watford General Hospital. I initially also worked at the Lister Hospital, Stevenage. In 1989 I moved to Slough to provide a similar service.

From 2005 to 2009 I was Clinical Director of the Windsor Breast Diagnostic Service where I was responsible for the ongoing development of the breast unit and managing the team. I retired from the NHS in December 2012 but still hold an honorary contract at Mount Vernon Hospital. 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 with closely.

I specialise in breast cancer and other cancer sites as requested by colleagues.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Richard Ashford at Spire include:


Other treatments


  • Breast disease

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Breast cancer

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

British Association of Surgical Oncologists

European Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncologists

Research and publications

Chemotherapy of breast cancer

Current NHS posts

Mount Vernon Hospital (Honary).

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. I am a keen butterfly and moth photographer and am a member of the Butterfly Conservation.

Contact information

Telephone 020 8901 5555
Private secretary telephone 01442 832207