Dr Christopher McNamara

Consultant Haematologist


Dr Christopher McNamara is a consultant haematologist with an interest in general haematology and haematological malignancies. His specialty interest is in lymphoma and in this subject he has published extensively. He has been involved in the development of treatment guidelines for haematology patients, nationally, for the British Committee for Standardisation in Haematology, and internationally, for the European Society of Medical Oncology. He has worked extensively in the development of new therapies and clinical trials, notably in the field of radio-immunotherapy for Hodgkin lymphoma patients.

He also has a strong interest in providing specialist diagnostic services for haematology patients and is involved in teaching, examinations and quality assurance programs in this field.

Professional background


Dr McNamara holds fellowships of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and Pathologists and the Royal College of Pathologists.
His post-graduate training was in Brisbane, Melbourne and Paris. He has held an NHS appointment, based in lymphoma work, at a London university hospital for more than a decade. He has an interest in:

Dr McNamara is involved in applied clinical research in the lymphoma field as well as national and international clinical trials.

Services provided to HCA


Dr McNamara is Consultant Governance Lead at Harley Street at University College Hospital. In his role, Dr McNamara leads interactions with hospital medical staff and the hospital leadership team to assist the hospital by providing medical advice and promote high quality, cost effective care.

In his role, Dr McNamara acts as consultant champion for clinical governance at Harley Street at University College Hospital and ensures there are robust clinical governance systems in place within the facility, providing clinical leadership to the consultant body.

Dr McNamara chairs the Clinical Governance Committee at Harley Street at University College Hospital and works with the Head of Governance to provide regular governance reports to the Harley Street at University College Hospital Medical Advisory Committee, raising and advising on any Governance concerns and action plans where necessary. He also supports the Governance team in regulatory challenges and compliance as relevant to professional practice.

All services provided under this agreement are charged to HCA UK. From January to December 2016, the total charge was £30,000.00

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