Our Team

Mr Alan Doherty

(Clinical Director)
Mr Alan Doherty is one of the UK’s most renowned prostate cancer specialists. He has completed one of the largest caseloads of prostatectomies in the UK, undertaking more than 3,000 operations. H ... Read More
Specialities
  • Prostate diagnosis and PSA
  • General urology and GreenLight laser for BPH
  • Prostate Cancer Treatment

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
Specialities
  • Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
  • General Urology
  • Ureteroscopy

Mr Paul Anderson

(Consultant Urologist)
Mr Paul Anderson qualified from Manchester in 1994 and undertook general surgical training in New Zealand and the Mersey region prior to joining the West Midlands urology specialist registrar rotation ... Read More
Specialities
  • Peyronie's and Urethral Surgery
  • Surgery for Lichen Sclerosus
  • Circumcision Problems

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
Specialities
  • Treatment of incontinence
  • Bladder pain and Complex Reconstructive Bladder Surgery

Maya Harris

(Consultant Urologist)
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 Manchest ... Read More
Specialities
  • Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections
  • UroLift
  • Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

Dr Ahmed El-Modir

(Consultant Oncologist)
Dr Ahmed El-Modir completed his training in oncology in the West Midlands and was appointed as a consultant oncologist at University Hospital Birmingham in 2003. He is an honorary senior lecturer w ... Read More
Specialities
  • External Beam Radiotherapy
  • Chemotherapy for Urological Cancers
  • Prostate Brachytherapy

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
Specialities
  • Radiotherapy including SABR, prostate brachytherapy and external beam
  • Chemotherapy and other treatments for urological cancers

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
Specialities
  • 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
Specialities
  • 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
Specialities
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Nurse-led Clinics
  • Patient Support

Consultants' Blog

Myth-busting and some simple truths about preventing kidney stones
I see a lot of patients who come to me when they pass a stone or need to have a procedure to have removal of one.  My heart is with them, as they describe the experience as the most severe pain in th ... Read More
What every patient should know: there are TWO, not one prostate cancer operations
By Alan Doherty, consultant urologist, BPC In almost everything I read about prostate cancer, the discussion is about the operation for cancer of the prostate, medically termed the radical prostate ... Read More
BPC surgeon Paul Anderson’s work with injured servicemen is featured in prestigious national magazine
The work of BPC urological surgeon Paul Anderson is highlighted in a major national magazine feature exploring the “last taboo” for injured soldiers. Mr Anderson is part of a team of highly ski ... Read More
Understanding and choosing between the different treatments for the enlarged prostate (BPH) 
By Alan Doherty Until quite recently, men seeking treatment for BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia) had just two options: medication or the TURP procedure. This was a stark choice; medication is not ... Read More
UroLift for BPH and other new horizons for treatment of benign prostatic enlargement
By Maya Harris, consultant urologist BPC Traditionally, only TURP with its significant side-effects was available for men who suffer from symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).  Gr ... Read More
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