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Mr Richard Page

Date: 30 September 2015 10:41
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Personal Assistant

Clare Costigan 

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About Mr Richard Page

Area of Practice 

  • General Thoracic Surgery

Special Clinical Interests

  • Oesophageal Surgery

Research Interests

  • National variations in lung cancer surgery
  • Lung cancer screening
  • Monitoring of thoracic surgical outcomes
  • Clinical aspects of oesophageal surgery

Regional and National Responsibilities

  1. Visiting Upper GI surgeon, Royal Liverpool University Hospital
  2. President Elect, Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery
  3. Chair, Thoracic Surgery Clinical Reference Group, NHS England Specialised Commissioning
  4. Joint College Representative, SAC in cardiothoracic surgery 
  5. Thoracic Surgical Audit lead for SCTS
  6. Examiner in FRCS(CTh) for Intercollegiate Board of Royal Colleges of Surgeons,
  7. NICE specialty advisor
  8. Cardiothoracic Lead, Invited Review Mechanism,Royal College of Surgeons of England
  9. Thoracic Surgical Lead Reviewer, Parliamentary Ombudsman

Current membership of Professional Regional and National Bodies

  • Society for Cardiothoraic Surgery 
  • Association of Upper GI Surgeons
  • European Association for Thoracic Surgery 

Languages Spoken


Training and Education

  • Liverpool Medical School 1977-82
  • Post-graduate training in surgery in Liverpool, Manchester and Boston/USA
  • Appointed consultant cardiothoracic surgeon at LHCH 1994
  • Switched to full-time Thoracic Surgery 1998

About Richard

I am married with two daughters and one son.  In my spare time I enjoy football, golf, cycling and fell-walking

Why choose LHCH?

This hospital is the largest single site cardiothoracic surgical unit in England. Its specialty hospital status allows for the highest quality of care for patients and provides a very rewarding experience for all staff who work there.


77 peer-reviewed publications, 14 invited reviews and four book chapters since consultant appointment. The vast majority are on various aspects general thoracic surgery, with a particular emphasis on oesophageal surgery.