Dr Richard LeechProfessional Profile
Dr Richard Leech graduated from King's College School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1990. As a Specialist Registrar in the South East of England he worked in hospitals in East Kent, East Sussex, at Guy’s and King’s in London, and completed a 6 month fellowship in the Liver Transplant Unit at King’s College Hospital. During a 12 month sabbatical at the Royal Perth Hospital, Western Australia, he spent 4 months working in the "Outback" 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 and Lead Clinician for long term vascular access. He was formerly Lead Clinician for intrathecal chemotherapy and still has input into this specialist area.
Dr Leech has always worked closely with the Kent Oncology Centre and following a request from their Divisional Director in 2010, he set up the Portacath service at Maidstone Hospital. Since then he has personally implanted well over 1000 Ports, making him one of the most experienced doctors to perform this procedure in the South East.
- MB BS University of London 1990
- FRCA Royal College of Anaesthetists 1994
- Reference number 3484744
Entry to specialist register
- CCST in Anaesthesia, 1999