Job Title: Consultant Clinical Oncologist and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer
Department: Cancer (oncology)
Telephone Number: 01772 524762
Primary Medical Qualifications: MB BS MRCP FRCR MD
Other Qualifications: BSc
Year of Registration: 1992
GMC Number: 2674862
Career History: General medical and specialist registrar oncology training undertaken in London Charing Cross and Westminster. MD Thesis completed at the Institute of Urology, University College London, and Academic Urology Unit, Royal Marsden Hospital. Currently working as a Consultant Clinical Oncologist for Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Specialist Areas: Prostate, testicular and bladder tumours
Specialist Interests: Chemotherapy of urological tumours; targeted therapy; radiotherapy developments
Research Interests: Member NCRI prostate clinical study group and bladder clinical study group. Phase 2 and 3 studies of systemic therapy in urological cancers, chemoradiation and radiotherapy advances in urological tumours; survivorship
Clinics: Oncology Clinic
Languages Spoken: English
Awards and Prizes: Distinctions in MBBS in pathology, obstetrics, medicine, and clinical pharmacology; Humphrey Arthurer prize for final MB BS; Geoffrey Pegrum memorial fund travel scholarship; British Medical & Dental Students Trust Award for Elective Study; 3M Healthcare Award for Elective Essay; Best scientific paper, British Association of Urological Surgeons annual meeting (2005); Best clinical paper, British Prostate Group (2004); Royal College of Radiologists Annual Scientific meeting junior forum presentation prize (2000); Appointed Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer University of Manchester (2007)
Shortlisted for Clinical Researcher Practitioner of the Year
We are pleased to announce that a member of our staff has been shortlisted for a prestigious award for her great work in research and innovation.
Alison Birtle, Consultant Oncologist, has been shortlisted in the category of Clinical Research Practitioner of the Year.
The North West Coast Research and Innovation Awards celebrate the excellent work being undertaken across the region in clinical research and innovation in healthcare. More specifically, the awards aim to demonstrate how clinical research and innovation have an impact on patient care.
Alison Birtle, Consultant Oncologist said: “Research should never be an optional extra - every patient should have the opportunity of being considered for a trial appropriate to their medical condition as that is the way we improve the treatment for them and for the patients of the future. I am so pleased to have been shortlisted as research practitioner of the year.”
Alison was nominated by her colleague, Stephanie Cornthwaite, Senior Research Nurse at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals. Stephanie nominated Alison for this award, after having worked with her in a research capacity for nearly ten years. Stephanie said: “I believe that, for all the hard work and dedication that Alison shows to supporting research, she most definitely deserves this award. Alison works hard to empower patients to access research, and show everyone that research should be part of daily working life, not an added extra.”
Research is extremely important to us to enable us to offer our patients and their families the high quality care they deserve. Our NIHR Lancashire Clinical Research Facility was opened officially last year. The facility, based at Royal Preston Hospital, is one of only 23 NIHR clinical research facilities in the country.
The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 8th March at Preston North End Football Club.