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 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


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.


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.

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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