Kent Vascular Access was set up and is managed by Dr Richard Leech. It's aim is to provide the highest quality service to patients in the Kent and East Sussex area.
Dr Leech graduated from King's College School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1990. He was a Specialist Registrar in the South East of England working in hospitals in East Kent, East Sussex, Guy’s and King’s including a 6 month fellowship in the Liver Transplant Unit at King’s College Hospital. He spent a 12 month sabbatical at the Royal Perth Hospital, Western Australia incorporating 4 months “Outback anaesthesia” working in collaboration with the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
In 1999, he was appointed as a Consultant Anaesthetist at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust. He has held several senior managerial positions in the Trust including Lead Consultant for Obstetric Anaesthesia 1999-2011, Royal College of Anaesthetists Tutor from 2000-2006 and Clinical Director for Critical Care from 2011-2015. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, he is also a Consultant Appraiser, Educational Supervisor, Lead Clinician for Long term Vascular access and the Lead Clinician for intrathecal chemotherapy.
Dr Leech has always worked closely with the Kent Oncology Centre. Since setting up the Portacath service at Maidstone Hospital in 2010, he has personally implanted over 1000 Ports and hundreds of PICCs making him one of the most experienced doctors performing these procedures in the region.