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Mr Richard Page

Date: 30 September 2015 10:41

Personal Assistant

Janet Robinson

Email: Janet.Robinson@lhch.nhs.uk

Telephone Number: 0151 600 1456

About Mr Richard Page, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon

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

Regional and National Responsibilities

  1. President, Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland
  2. Council member, Royal College of Surgeons of England
  3. Joint College Representative, SAC in cardiothoracic surgery 
  4. NICE specialty advisor
  5. Cardiothoracic Lead, Invited Review Mechanism, Royal College of Surgeons of England
  6. Thoracic Surgical Lead Reviewer, Parliamentary Ombudsman
  7. CQC Specialty Inspector

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.