Professor Toby Richards

Professor of Surgery

Director of The Iron Clinic

Mr Toby Richards is a Professor of Surgery. He has pioneered awareness and treatment of iron deficiency and anaemia management. He is specialist in intravenous iron therapy for over a decade and has overseen more than 2000 infusions at The Iron Clinic. His is a practicing surgeon and leads clinical research into how iron therapy can improve mental and physical health for patients. He has embedded clinical research and development into all areas of practice.

Prof Richards has numerous publications on anaemia management with broad reaching impact including national guidelines from the department of Health, NHS Blood and Transplant, AAGBI, British Society for Haematology. He is a regular speaker at national and international conferences to promote anaemia management and intravenous iron therapy.

Prof. Richards leads several clinical trials on intravenous iron therapy both in the UK and Australia focusing on patient welfare, fatigue and quality of life including specific trials in women’s health.

His research profile can be seen here and latest research report here


Dr Rao Baikady

Consultant in Anaesthesia

Clinical Lead of The Iron Clinic

Dr Rao Baikady is a Consultant in Anaesthesia, at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.  He initiated the Royal Marsden anaemia management program with intravenous iron infusion, blood conservation strategies and education for health professionals. He has over a decade of experience in intravenous iron use and a world leading expert and advisor on iron infusions.He developed ‘The Marsden Protocol’, enabling a one stop full treatment dose of iron for patients in one sitting, that has become adopted internationally.

Dr. Rao Baikady actively promotes evidence based practices on anaemia and haemorrhage management. He is a key opinion leader on anaemia management in major surgery and has probably overseen more intravenous iron infusions in this setting than most in the UK. His research projects include peri-operative anaemia management, cardio pulmonary exercise testing and evidence based management of major haemorrhage.


Dr Moya Kelly

Senior GP

Dr Moya Kelly is a senior GP with a special interest in women’s health. She has been a GP for 25 years and also teaches at Cambridge University Medical School. She has specialist training in gynaecology as well as psychiatry and paediatrics.

Dr Moya Kelly is passionate about promoting women’s health and well being in all aspects of their lives. Her interest in Iron deficiency anaemia developed as a result of seeing many of her own patients with this condition. She has recognised that improving the diagnosis and appropriate treatment of Iron deficiency is A COMMON unmet need ESPECIALLY IN WOMEN.


Dr James Uprichard

Consultant Haematologist

Dr James Uprichard is a consultant Haematologist and specialist in anaemia management and blood transfusion. He qualified at University College London and trained in London where he undertook a PhD thesis in rare bleeding disorders and blood clotting.

Dr James Uprichard is a consultant haematologist to St George’s hospital. Since 2011, he leads the blood transfusion service and management of bleeding in patients with major trauma. He has extensive experience in treatment of anaemia (including iron infusions) and. working with patients who wish to avoid blood transfusions (including Jehovah’s Witnesses).

Dr James Uprichard is a member of the NHS National Blood Transfusion Committee patient blood management working group and a regular speaker at national and international conferences in haematological, including the management of anaemia and intravenous iron therapy.


Dr Matt Oliver


Matt is a qualified Consultant in Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine and is an Associate Professor of Health Systems Research

His principal interests are improving preparation for, processes of care around, and outcomes after major surgery


Neil McLaren-Dobbie

General Manager

The Iron Clinic

Neil has enjoyed a successful corporate career, across widespread functions and roles. Having worked at Board level with and on behalf on many global CPG organisations. He brings significant experience to The Iron Clinic. He is a passionate advocate of women’s health.

When not working Neil enjoys swimming, tennis, attempting to keep his children well behaved and is a Governor of a local school.


Angela Podmore

Clinic Coordinator

Angela grew up in West London and has worked successfully in Customer Services and Secretarial roles for over 30 years. She has excellent organisation skills with an ability prioritise and delegate.

She is able to adapt to varied tasks and is a qualified first aider. Angela joined the Iron Clinic as a Client Co-ordinator in 2021. She has always been interested in fitness and wellbeing and has completed a variety of courses over the years. Her hobbies include a love of all sport, travelling abroad and keeping fit.


Leeann Cross


The Iron Clinic

Leeann is an experienced Nurse with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Skilled in Nursing Education, Medical-Surgical, Medication Administration and Mentoring. Strong healthcare services professional graduated from Dundee University with a Batchelors Degree in Nursing 2002 -2005.


Beth MacLean


The Iron Clinic

Beth is a current PhD student working with Professor Toby Richards to study the application of intravenous iron in patients presenting post-operative anaemia. Beth graduated from a Physiology degree with honours of the first class at the University of Glasgow in 2020 and has been awarded both a Scholarship for International Research and a University Postgraduate Award to carry out her PhD studies at the University of Western Australia.

Beth works with The Iron Clinic to increase the awareness of iron deficiency and intravenous iron treatment through our educational social media platforms. Her aims are to increase the understanding of iron deficiency manifestation, promote awareness of treatment strategies and emphasise the importance of patient blood management. Beth is passionate about iron balance in athletes as she has previously competed as a professional cross-country skier for Team GB, though now splits her spare time between recreational running, cycling and roller-skiing.

Our team..

The team here comprises world leaders in the role and use of intravenous iron. They have carried out extensive global research into the use of intravenous iron to treat iron deficiency and anaemia. Our Experts lead in pioneering treatments and collaborations exist internationally in Europe, Australia, America, South America, Singapore and Lebanon. They advise to the UK Department of Health, NHS Blood & Transplant, British Blood Transfusion Society, Association of Anaesthetists amongst many others. They have given over a hundred invited international presentations in the last five years. Iron infusions offer a rapid treatment for anaemia.

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