Our Team

Mr Alan Doherty

(Clinical Director)
Mr Alan Doherty is one of the UK’s most renowned prostate cancer specialists. Mr Doherty, MBBS, BSc, MD, FRCS (Urol), FEBU has completed one of the largest caseloads of prostatectomies in the UK, ... Read More
  • Prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
  • GreenLight laser surgery

Mr John Parkin

(Consultant Urologist)
Prostate specialist Mr John Parkin graduated from St Mary’s Hospital Medical School in 1994, then undertook surgical training in Scarborough, Bristol and New Zealand. This was followed by six yea ... Read More
  • Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
  • General Urology
  • Ureteroscopy

Mr Mohammed Belal

(Consultant Urologist)
Mr Mohammed Belal was educated at King Edward’s School, Edgbaston, Birmingham, followed by a degree in medicine at Cambridge University. His surgical training took place at several nationally ren ... Read More
  • Treatment of incontinence
  • Bladder pain and Complex Reconstructive Bladder Surgery

Mrs Maya Harris

(Consultant Urologist)
Mrs Maya Harris studied at the Medical Academy of Latvia and University of Edinburgh, then worked and trained in hospitals in the north of England, including the renowned The Christie Hospital in Manc ... Read More
  • Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections
  • UroLift
  • Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

Dr Dan Ford

(Consultant Oncologist)
Dr Dan Ford is a Clinical Oncologist specialising in prostate, bladder and kidney cancers. He is Clinical Service Lead for oncology at University Hospital Birmingham, the major regional referral servi ... Read More
  • Radiotherapy including SABR, prostate brachytherapy and external beam
  • Chemotherapy and other treatments for urological cancers
  • MRIdian MR linac advanced radiotherapy

Dr David Fackrell

(Consultant Oncologist )
Dr David Fackrell qualified in medicine from the University of Warwick in 2006. Dr David Fackrell BSc, MBChB, MRCP, FRCR specialises in the treatment of urological (prostate, bladder and kidney) a ... Read More
  • Treatment of urological
  • Upper gastrointestinal cancers

Dr Jonathan Freedman

(Consultant Interventional Radiologist)
Dr Jonathan Freedman is a consultant interventional radiologist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, the regional referral centre for urology for the West Midlands. A major focus of his work is the use of ... Read More
  • Multi-parametric MRI scans
  • Interventional uroradiology
  • Penile ultrasound

Dr Ian McCafferty

(Consultant Radiologist)
Prostate radiology specialist Dr Ian McCafferty graduated from University College Hospital London in 1989, gained his MRCP and completed his postgraduate training in the West Midlands. He is a Fell ... Read More
  • Interventional Oncology and Radiology
  • Urogenital Radiology
  • New Imaging Techniques

Nula Allen

(Advanced Nurse Practitioner)
Nula Allen is a highly experienced specialist nurse who has worked for the Birmingham Prostate Clinic since it was first established, ten years ago. Nula is recognised as one of the leading nurses in ... Read More
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Nurse-led Clinics
  • Patient Support

Michele Miletic

(Advanced Nurse Practitioner)
Michele qualified in 1987 and gained extensive experience as a staff nurse on a urology ward before being promoted to ward manager after just 18 months. In 1997 Michele completed a master’s degree i ... Read More
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Nurse-led Clinics
  • Patient Support

Mary Kirkham

(Advanced Nurse Practitioner)
Mary Kirkham is a highly experienced and nationally recognised specialist who has joined BPC as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner. Mary qualified as a nurse 42 years ago, has specialised in urology fo ... Read More
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Nurse-led Clinics
  • Patient Support

Consultants' Blog

Trans-perineal Biopsies: A Safer and More Accurate Approach to Diagnosing Prostate Cancer
By Mr Alan Doherty, Clinical Director Birmingham Prostate Clinic Prostate cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers affecting men worldwide. Early and accurate diagnosis is crucial for effective ... Read More
Is HIFU for Prostate Cancer worth the hype?
‘Yes it is!’ says Mr Alan Doherty, consultant Urologist at the Birmingham Prostate Clinic. ‘But it has to be done properly with precision diagnostics and good patient counselling to explain the ... Read More
The ever-changing horizon of prostate cancer assessment: charting a personalised course.
By Alan Doherty, consultant urologist, BPC In prostate cancer, the biggest step changes in recent years have been in the way we assess disease. At the Birmingham Prostate Clinic, we were early adop ... Read More
Is it time to consider PSMA PET scans in first line prostate cancer diagnostics?
By Alan Doherty, Consultant Urologist, the Birmingham Prostate Clinic The PSMA PET scan is now very widely accepted as a game changer in the management of recurring prostate cancer. At the Birmingh ... Read More
Prostate cancer in a Covid world
By Alan Doherty, consultant urologist, the Birmingham Prostate Clinic As Covid-19 changes our lives in every conceivable way, inevitably, in the field of prostate cancer, we are working through sig ... Read More
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