Head and neck pathway board 

The Head and Neck Tumour Pathway Board, led by Yogesh Bhatt, is responsible for driving improvement across the whole care pathway. Click here to read our annual report for 2017/18.

  • Clinical director

    Mr Yogesh Bhatt, Pathway Director for Head and Neck

    Yogesh is a Consultant ENT Head Neck & Thyroid Surgeon at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. He focuses on thyroid and parathyroid disease with a special interest in the diagnosis and long term management of thyroid cancer.  He chairs the weekly regional Thyroid Cancer MDT, is clinical lead for thyroid cancer services and clinical lead for ENT Head & Neck surgery and Audiology services at the trust.

    He undertook higher surgical training in Manchester including time at the Christie Hospital. He completed the Royal College of Surgeons Interface Fellowship in Advance Head and Neck Surgical Oncology in the departments of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and ENT Surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. His international training was furthered by the award of a British Association of Endocrine & Thyroid Surgeons International Fellowship to  North American centers of excellence including the Moffitt Cancer Centre, Florida and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston. He has undertaken externships to the Institut Gustave Roussy, Paris and has acted as faculty for the World Congress on Thyroid Cancer.

    Yogesh has contributed to the development of national training standards for surgeon delivered head and neck ultrasound as a member of the British Society of Head Neck Imaging working group for the Royal College of Radiologists. His clinical research focus include innovations to improve thyroid cytopathology assessment through the use of novel technology and further developing regional Medullary Thyroid Cancer services in conjunction with the Royal Free’s Neuro-endocrine Tumour Group. He is a medical education enthusiast acting as an undergraduate personal tutor at UCL Medical School and a post-graduate educational supervisor to doctors in Foundation Training.

 Head and neck pathway board papers

Head and Neck Pathway Board Minutes May 201920/05/2019
Head and Neck Pathway Board Minutes February 201925/02/2019
Head and Neck Pathway Board Minutes December 201811/12/2018
Head and Neck Pathway Board Minutes October 201809/10/2018
Head and Neck Pathway Board Minutes July 201812/07/2018
Head and Neck Pathway Board Minutes March 201813/03/2018

 Head and neck pathway board documents

Head and Neck Pathway Board Annual report 2018-19
Service Specification for Head and Neck Cancer
Links to webpages for Guidelines

 Membership - Head and neck pathway board

Amen SibtainConsultant Clinical OncologistBarts Health
Amrita JayConsultant Head and Neck PathologistUCLH
Anna ThompsonConsultant Clinical OncologistNorth Middlesex University Hospital
Atia KhanConsultant Oncologist / MDT Co-chairNorth Middlesex University Hospital
Claire MorganConsultant in Restorative DentistryBarts Health
Colin LiewConsultant Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeonUCLH
Denise FlynnClinical Nurse SpecialistUCLH
Francis VazConsultant SurgeonUCLH
Freya SparksClinical Lead Speech and Language Therapist (Head and Neck/ENT)Barts Health
Hannah CottomConsultant Head and Neck PathologistBarts Health
Jay AhmedENT Consultant / MDT ChairBarts Health
Jessica HarrisDieticianUCLH
Jonathan HughesConsultant ENT SurgeonRoyal Free
Laura DopsonMatronUCLH
Leo ChengConsultant Max Fax SurgeonHomerton
Lester BrownClinical Nurse SpecialistRoyal Free
Lisa O'LearyRehabilitative PhysiotherapistRoyal Free
Margaret BrownClinical Nurse SpecialistNorth Middlesex University Hospital
Marianne MillerClinical Nurse SpecialistBarts Health
Martin BirchallConsultant LaryngologistUCLH
Martin ForsterConsultant OncologistUCLH
Mary BurgessClinical PsychologistUCLH
Navdeep KumarSpecialist DentistUCLH
Neil BourkeGeneral ManagerUCLH
Neil ShahConsultant SurgeonBHRUT
Paul StimpsonConsultant ENT SurgeonUCLH
Polly RichardsConsultant RadiologistBarts Health
Rashmi SoniDieticianBarts Health
Shelly EnglishConsultant RadiographerNorth Middlesex University Hospital
Tim BealeConsultant RadiologistUCLH
Yogesh BhattENT Consultant / Pathway Board DirectorRoyal Free
Zaid SadiqConsultant Max Fax SurgeonRoyal Free