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
MBChB AFHEA FRCA PhD
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
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.
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.
I was warmly welcomed and seen very promptly despite arriving about 45mins early. It was quickly decided that an infusion would be beneficial and I was soon hooked up to the IV and receiving treatment treatment which was great. The facilities were clean, spacious and very pleasant.
Amazing treatment and service.
It has been really easy dealing with the Iron Clinic in every step of the process. I feel that the iron infusion has already made a difference, which is very promising.
Everyone was very attentive and reassuring. The consultation was good and very informative about iron deficiency. It was great to have acknowledgement that my symptoms were (likely) iron deficiency related. I could have talked through more about them. The end result so far though has been amazing – I feel like someone cleaned my glasses!
The overall ambience was a mesh of professional, light hearted, knowledgeable and convivial.
I felt tired, faint and had suffered hair loss. Prof. Richards recommended an intravenous iron infusion which resulted in an improvement in both my energy levels and symptoms within the same week.