Dr Nick Perry

Consultant Radiologist

Dr Nick Perry is a Consultant Radiologist and has worked at The Princess Grace Hospital since 2000 when it became the first breast unit in the UK to use Digital mammography in routine screening. He helped transform the unit into the London Breast Institute in 2006 in order to incorporate a formal research programme, the first centre of its kind in the UK, following which it won the Lang and Buisson award for best medical practice UK.

In 2014, he became the International Member on the Public Information Committee of The Radiological Society of North America for a three year term. Previously, he had been Chairman of the European Reference Organisation for Quality Assured Breast Screening and Diagnostic Services (EUREF), and has been Consultant to the European Commission for its Europe Against Cancer Breast Screening programmes. He was also Chairman of UK NHS Breast Screening Programme Quality Assurance Directors and National Equipment Groups. Dr Perry has advised the European Cancer Network and is Editor-in-Chief and Contributor to the European Commission publication European Guidelines for Quality Assurance in Breast Screening and Diagnosis, now in its fourth edition.

Dr Perry's presentations include press conferences at the 2007 and 2010 Radiological Society of North American (RSNA) annual meetings for work showing association of breast density in urban women (2007) and a substantial reduction in mastectomy rate for younger women with Breast Cancer who undergo annual mammograms in accordance with the American Cancer Society guidelines (2010). These had global coverage of 307 million and 215 million respectively. He was awarded a third RSNA press conference in 2013 for work showing a different breast density regression pattern in young women with breast cancer.

Professional background

Dr Perry qualified at St Bartholomew’s Hospital London, obtaining Fellowships of the Royal College of Surgeons and the Royal College of Radiologists. He undertook specialist breast screening secondment at National Training Centres in the UK (Guildford & Nottingham), and Europe (Malmo, Florence & Nijmegen). He was Director of the Central and East London Breast Screening Programme from 1993-2008.

In 2005, Dr Perry was invited to give evidence to the US Senate Sub-Committee Washington hearings to re-draft the US Mammography Quality Standards Act. Dr Perry has fulfilled extensive lecture commitments in breast screening and associated quality assurance activities in the UK, Europe and the United States over many years. He has over 50 publications in peer reviewed journals and has written several books

Services provided to HCA

Dr Perry provides medical advisory services for HCA's The Princess Grace Hospital. In his role, Dr Perry 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, he contributes to the strategy, policies and decision making regarding breast screening and radiology treatments and advises HCA to ensure that care provided within the facility is appropriate and efficient. In his role, Dr Perry advises on initiatives to drive clinical standards by providing professional advice on clinical governance matters and ensuring the adoption of those by colleagues in the radiology area.

In addition, he works with medical insurance companies, GPs, other relevant local NHS contacts, and patients to educate and advise on relevant clinical updates in breast imaging available in the facility. Furthermore, he advises on the accuracy of literature that may be published regarding relevant services. He will also advise on how to make the patient referral smooth to reduce stress and anxiety for patients.

HCA UK is charged by doctors in return for their expertise and advice, including on how to operate safe hospital facilities delivering complex care. All services provided under this agreement are charged to HCA UK. From January to December 2017, the total charge was £46,341.00

HCA requires the doctors that advise us to attest that if they also practice in the NHS that they are not compromising their NHS commitments.

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