Professional background

Mr Briggs is a consultant urological surgeon at UCLH. He qualified from St Bartholomew's Medical School in 1984. After gaining his FRCS he embarked on a career in urology at the Middlesex Hospital. Having completed his training, he then spent a year in the Concorde Hospital in Sydney, Australia.

As a consultant, he has developed an interest in prostate cancer and developed the laparoscopic radical prostatectomy service at Barnet Hospital in 2004 and was one of the first surgeons performing this operation in the UK. From 2010 he has converted to the Da Vinci Robotic System. In 2012 he joined the pelvic cancer team at UCLH where he routinely performs robotic radical prostatectomies for the treatment of prostate cancer.

Mr Briggs has performed over 200 laparoscopic prostatectomies and 1000 robotic radical prostatectomies.

He has run the radical prostatectomy lecture at the surgical school to explain the operation and possible complications to the patients as part of our policy on 'informed consent'. This presentation is now available as video.

Participates in the Near-safe study.