Dr Richard Benson



GMC number: 3301979

Practising since: 1988


Clinical Oncology

Consultation times

  • Thursdays 17:00 - 20:00
  • First and Third Friday of each month
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Dr Benson trained at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London and qualified in 1988. Following his general medical training, he undertook his formal oncology training at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge and was a visiting Senior Fellow at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, Canada from 1998-1999.

Dr Benson was appointed a Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Addenbrooke’s NHS Foundation Trust and Peterborough Hospital NHS Trust in 2000.

He is actively involved in clinical research with a special interest in the technical aspects of radiotherapy. His research interests are based around improving radiotherapy and chemoradiotherapy in head & neck and urological cancers by developing technical radiotherapy and evaluating treatment-related toxicity.

He is involved in teaching and examining oncology trainees for the Royal College of Radiologists.

Special interests

Head and neck, thyroid and urological cancer.

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Richard Benson at Nuffield Health

  • Head and neck oncology
  • Chemotherapy

Locations Dr Richard Benson works with

  • 4 Trumpington Road, Cambridge, CB2 8AF

    01223 370 922
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Related experience


Improving radiotherapy and chemoradiotherapy in head & neck and urological cancers by developing technical radiotherapy and evaluating treatment related toxicity.


  • Medical Protection Society
  • Royal College of Physicians (MRCP)
  • Fellow Royal College of Radiologists (FRCR)
  • Member of the European Society of Radiation Oncology (ESRO)

Other posts held

  • Consultant Oncologist, Addenbrookes NHS Trust Hospital Cambridge

Insurers Dr Richard Benson works with

Dr Richard Benson works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Childsure
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • ESMI
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • Health-on-Line
  • HealthFund
  • InterGlobal
  • Medical Care Direct
  • PHC
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • WPA


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

Dr Richard Benson has the following interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital:

Dr Richard Benson, as a partner of Cambridge Urology Partnership, owns a share in a 100 W Holmium Laser, and associated equipment for undertaking laser prostate surgery (HoLEP), used at the Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital.

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