Professor Toby Richards

Designation: Iron Specialist

The Mews Practice works in partnership with Professor Toby Richards. We align our procedures and practices with the leader in this field in order to provide the best possible practice for our patients.
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. Toby
has led research in to the impact of iron deficiency in women’s health showing benefits both in physical and mental function

We are pleased to have Prof Richards overseeing our governance and quality control; thereby ensuring we are aligning ourselves to excellent practice to provide a consistent and high level of care.

Toby is familiar with Surrey having spent his early formative years at Charterhouse. We welcome his energy and enthusiasm in supporting Surrey and the surrounding areas in this pioneering service.