Marchbank Adrian

GMC: 3296709

Hospital(s): Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Special Interests: Adult Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

I am a consultant cardiothoracic surgeon in a busy teaching hospital with an interest in surgery for lung cancer, chest wall injury, arterial revascularisation, mitral valve repair and off-pump coronary artery surgery. I have responsibilities for data collection and audit, I am the previous Lead Clinician for lung cancer, am previous Chairman of the Lung Cancer MDT Support Group, I acted as liaison between Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust and the Hyperbaric Medicine Centre. I have had a research fellow whom I supervised studying local vascular effects following exposure to hyperbaric oxygen and sternal wound vascularity. I am the Lead for the Cardiac MDT, and the lead cardiothoracic surgeon for surgical care practitioners (SCP). I started the programme to locally train SCPs, and am the Lead Peninsula Clinical Supervisor for SCP training. I am an Associate Lecturer at the University of Plymouth. I was Chief Investigator for ANTICS Trial, and Principal Investigator for the PulmiCC and SMART Trials. In May 2012 I was appointed Caldicott Guardian for the Plymouth University Hospitals NHS Trust, and in April 2015 was co-opted onto the UK Council of Caldicott Guardians.

Training Attended

I trained in London and Oxford, and was appointed to a consultant position in Plymouth in 2000.

Qualifications & Accreditations

BSc 1985

MBBS 1988

FRCS 1992

FRCS (CTh)(MacCormack Medal) 1998

Adrian Marchbank works as part of a team of thoracic surgeons at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust
Click here to see data on how this team performed in 2018, including;

  • the number of operations to remove lung cancer performed by each surgeon in the team
  • the adjusted survival rates 30, 90 and 365 days after surgery to remove lung cancer
  • the length of time (defined as median days) patients having cancer surgery at this Trust spend in hospital
  • the percentage of patients readmitted to hospital within 90 days of surgery
  • the pooled resection rate of Trusts served by this surgical unit

This data comes from the Lung Cancer Clinical Outcomes Publication.  This project makes the results achieved by surgical teams treating lung cancer within NHS England available to the public.

The latest report covers operations performed in 2018.  More information about this project is available here.