Miss Karina Cox (Course Director) Portrait

Miss Karina Cox (Course Director) Maidstone And Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Miss Karina Cox graduated from Imperial College School of Medicine at St Mary's in 1998 and completed her basic surgical training in London. She then spent two years as a clinical research fellow at Imperial College London investigating the function of immune cells in lymph nodes draining breast cancer.

Mr Richard Sutton (Course Director) Portrait

Mr Richard Sutton (Course Director) Royal United Hospital, Bath

Mr Richard Sutton is a Consultant Breast Surgeon specialising in oncoplastic, reconstructive and cosmetic breast surgery at Bath Clinic. He also holds a substantive NHS consultant post at the Royal United Hospital (RUH) in Bath and was appointed in 2003.

Ms Julienne Vernon Portrait

Ms Julienne Vernon NHS resosution service

My 20 year + career journey with NHS Resolution has been both eventful and rewarding. I’ve had the privilege of working closely with highly talented individuals. I’ve handled a number of high profile and complex cases and I cannot overestimate the sense of achievement in making a difference to a claimant or to the family of a deceased patient by settling a compensation claim or in supporting clinicians and NHS trusts.

KC Lauren Sutherland Portrait

KC Lauren Sutherland Barrister

Lauren Sutherland KC called to the bar in 1996 and took silk in 2016. Prior to calling to the Bar she was a Solicitor in private practice specialising in Personal Injury and Medical Negligence work. As a Solicitor she worked for both claimants and defending claims. Since calling to the Bar she has specialised in Clinical and Professional Negligence, Fatal Accident Inquiries, Personal Injury and Human Rights issues in Medical Law. In 2020 Lauren gained CEDR accreditation as a mediator.

Professor Philip Drew Portrait

Professor Philip Drew Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust

Professor Drew qualified at St Mary’s Hospital, part of Imperial College, London, in 1990. In addition to the basic MBBS degrees he holds two higher medical degrees with both a Master of Surgery and Doctor of Medicine with Honours. He has published several books and over 100 scientific articles with his main interests being in the molecular biology of breast cancer, reconstructive breast surgery, aesthetic breast surgery, transgender breast surgery and gynaecomastia. He is regularly invited to lecture on breast issues both nationally and internationally.

Mr Richard Linforth Portrait

Mr Richard Linforth Bradford Royal Infirmary

Rick is a Consultant Oncoplastic Breast and Reconstructive Surgeon with over 10 years Consultant Practice. His mission is to provide personalised, high-quality care to his patients on an as-needed or preventative basis. Working with fellow healthcare professionals, Rick believes in working with patients to maintain and improve their health after surgery to serve your entire breasts needs in all stages of life. He also believes in educating patients and working with them to achieve the best physical state possible. He is certified by the General Medical Council and Royal College of Surgeons.

Miss Penelope McManus Portrait

Miss Penelope McManus Royal Lancaster Infirmary

Penny McManus has been a consultant oncoplastic breast surgeon since 2004. She trained in Liverpool, the South-East and the West Midlands before taking up her consultant post in Hull. She relocated to Morecambe Bay in 2018. Her NHS work consists mostly of the diagnosis and surgical treatment of breast cancer, and breast reconstruction following surgery for breast cancer. In the private sector she also does cosmetic breast surgery. She has been involved in developing the new RCS England guidelines for cosmetic surgery and has published and presented her work on fat transfer both in the UK and internationally. She receives referrals from across the UK for fat transfer and for revision of reconstruction after mastectomy. She teaches on a Royal College reconstruction course for consultants and senior trainees.

Miss Rachel O'Connell Portrait

Miss Rachel O'Connell The Royal Marsden

Miss Rachel O’Connell is a Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon at The Royal Marsden. She specialises in oncoplastic breast surgery, combining the removal of breast cancers with plastic surgery, with the aim of achieving the best cosmetic appearance following treatment. Rachel works in collaboration with plastic surgeons at The Royal Marsden to provide the full range of reconstructive options