Page Richard

GMC: 2617509

Hospital(s): Liverpool Heart and Chest NHS Foundation Trust

Special Interests: Thoracic Surgery


Area of Practice 

General Thoracic Surgery

Special Clinical Interests

Organizational aspects of general thoracic surgery

Thoracic surgery standards and service development, regionally and nationally

Research Interests

National variations in lung cancer surgery

Lung cancer screening

Monitoring of thoracic surgical outcomes

Regional and National Responsibilities

President, Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in GB and Ireland

Joint College Representative, SAC in cardiothoracic surgery 

Examiner and examiner assessor Intercollegiate Board of Royal Colleges of Surgeons,

NICE specialty advisor

Cardiothoracic Lead, Invited Review Mechanism, Royal College of Surgeons of England

Thoracic Surgical Lead Reviewer, Parliamentary Ombudsman

Thoracic Surgery Specialist Advisor, CQC




Training Attended
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
Qualifications & Accreditations
MBChB Liverpool University 1982 FRCS(Edi) 1987 FRCS(CTh) 1993 ChM Liverpool University 1994
Additional Information

Number of lung cancer operations performed in 2017:  82

Richard Page works as part of a team of thoracic surgeons at Liverpool Heart and Chest NHS Foundation Trust
Click here to see data on how this team performed in 2017, 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 2017.  More information about this project is available here.