Mr Barton graduated with honours from Queen’s University, Belfast and following initial training in Belfast and Dublin, undertook a surgical and research fellowship in gynaecological oncology in the United States. He was appointed as a consultant gynaecological oncologist at the Royal Marsden Hospital, and jointly appointed to St George’s Hospital working single-handedly to established and developed the practice there. Mr Barton is the only gynaecological oncologist at Spire St Anthony’s Hospital.He has a national and international reputation in the management of gynaecological cancers, establishing and developing postgraduate surgical training programmes. He is referred patients from many cancer centres outside London. He has lectured widely and published more than 100 papers in the field contributing to the evidence-base that underpins clinical decision making. He is committed to care and in 2012 received a NHS Hero Award from the Health Secretary. Mr Barton is a member of many national and international societies, and has been a committee member on some of these as well.His main interests include postgraduate surgical training, surgical management of complex gynaecological problems, recurrent cancer, surgical outcomes including quality of life.