Dr David Farrugia



GMC number: 3641426

Practising since: 1987


Medical Oncology

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  • Weekly Wednesday PM from 17:30
  • Weekly Thursday AM
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Dr Farrugia has been a Consultant Medical Oncologist at the Gloucestershire Oncology centre and Worcestershire Royal Hospital since 2000. After qualifying in 1987 he completed general medical training in various London hospitals including the Hammersmith Hospital. He underwent medical oncology training at Guy’s and St Thomas’, the Royal Marsden and St Bart’s Hospitals, London. 

He was awarded a PhD in Clinical Pharmacology of Cancer Drugs from the University of London in 1998. He has been a principal investigator on several studies in lung cancer, colorectal, kidney and melanoma cancer, neuroendocrine tumours and cancer of unknown primary, and remains actively involved in research in these areas. He has published papers in clinical pharmacology, therapeutic biomarkers and medical oncology. He has contributed to UK NICE guidelines for Cancer of Unknown Primary. 

He has been awarded internationally competitive prizes for his research, including an American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Merit award. Since 2010 he has been the Clinical Lead for the 3 Counties Cancer Research Network and is a member of ASCO, EORTC, BTOG (lung cancer), UKINETS (neuroendocrine tumours) and the UK Association of Cancer Physicians.  He is committed to the highest quality of care provision of new drugs and scientific knowledge locally with the minimum of delay.

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Related experience


  • Fellow Royal College of Physicians (UK)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Association of Cancer Physicians (UK)
  • UK &amp
  • Ireland Neuroendocrine Tumour Group
  • European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (Melanoma Group)
  • UK Association of Cancer Physicians

Other posts held

  • Consultant Medical Oncologist Cheltenham Hospital
  • Consultant Medical Oncologist Worcestershire Royal Hospital

Insurers Dr David Farrugia works with

Dr David Farrugia works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


Dr David Farrugia does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr David Farrugia does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr David Farrugia does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.