Mr Toby Richards is a Professor of Surgery at University College London. He has pioneered anaemia management and intravenous iron therapy in the UK. His underlying belief is that optimising patient’s health and fitness before surgery will improve their recovery and benefit their outcomes. He has embedded clinical research and development into all areas of practice.
Prof Richards is director for the UCL centre of CardioVascular and Interventional Research overseeing PhD students and undergraduates. He 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.
Dr Rao Baikady
Consultant in Anaesthesia
Dr Rao Baikady is a Consultant in Anaesthesia, at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK. He is lead for peri-operative anaesthesia and specialises in major cancer surgeries. He initiated the Royal Marsden anaemia management program with intravenous iron infusion, blood conservation strategies and education for health professionals. As part of this he developed ‘The Marsden Protocol’, enabling a one stop full treatment dose of iron for patients in one sitting.
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
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
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 Caitlin Scott
Dr Caitlin Scott qualified as a GP from The University of Cape Town, South Africa, with over four years’ experience in hospital and private general practice. Her passion is for women’s health and also as mother of two has enabled a deep understanding and empathy for women and their need for good mental and physical health. Since moving to the UK in 2017 Caitlin has been responsible for running the Iron Clinic, and established a wealth of experience in intravenous iron therapy to patients of all ages.
Dr Caitlin Scott manages your pathways from first contact, your inquiries and questions before coming to The Iron Clinic and your follow up. Caitlin is an invaluable and well liked part of the team caring for you at The Iron Clinic.
She is also participating in a number of research projects looking into the symptoms of anaemia and iron deficiency.
Dr Andrew Klein
Dr Andrew Klein is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge. He has a long interest in anaemia management and was one of the first clinicians to highlight the problems of anaemia in patients undergoing surgery. He has set up one of the first preoperative pathways for intravenous iron therapy in heart surgery.
Dr Andrew Klein is Editor of the journal, Anaesthesia with significant publications on anaemia management, iron deficiency and iron therapies. He has lead ground breaking work into the diagnosis of iron deficiency in patients with anaemia highlighting the need for intravenous iron therapy. As part of CAVIAR he leads international research into intravenous iron therapy in patients undergoing surgery.
The team were extremely helpful with fitting me in last minute. I felt very comfortable and happy with the experience, and I’m looking forward to reaping the benefits!
Very helpful and reassuring when I got anxious.
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.
The overall ambience was a mesh of professional, light hearted, knowledgeable and convivial.
An excellent team of specialists. Very knowledgeable and they made sure to talk me through every step of the infusion.
I did the 5km park run in 24:42 minutes this morning – before the iron I did it in 27:09. That’s a huge improvement, I’m really delighted and I felt much better doing it too.