Dr Richard Leech



GMC number: 3484744

Practising since: 1990



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Dr Leech graduated from King’s College Hospital 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. He is also a Consultant Appraiser, Educational Supervisor and Lead Clinician for Long Term Vascular Access.  

Dr Leech set up the Portacath service in the Trust in 2010 and since then has implanted well over 1000 Ports making him one of the most experienced doctors performing this procedure in the region.  

Special interests

Long Term Vascular Access - Insertion of Portacaths, Arm Ports, PICCs and Tunnelled Central Venous Catheters (Hickman Lines) for Chemotherapy

Anaesthesia for major cancer surgery including thoracic epidural analgesia 

Spinal anaesthesia for major Orthopaedic surgery - Hip and Knee replacements  

Total Intravenous Anaesthesia (TIVA) and sedation techniques  

Locations Dr Richard Leech works with

Related experience


  • Royal College of Anaesthetists
  • Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland
  • British Medical Association

Insurers Dr Richard Leech works with

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

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Bupa
  • WPA


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

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

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