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Great news for all our NHS patients as the Government announces that UroLift will be included on the fast track scheme to help save the NHS money and bring more efficient therapies to patients.
Neil Barber was one of the first surgeons to offer this treatment 6 years ago and comments in this Daily Mail article
We now have an expanding range of BPH treatments, with Rezum and Aquablation being the latest additions to the offering having received NICE approval over the last 3 months.
Professor Richard Hindley gives a quick low down on Rezum steam treatment
NICE has now confirmed approval of water jet ablation treatment, used to treat BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia). To view the guidance please click here
Coverage of the approval was in The Daily Mail too, having chosen to focus on men's health and all things prostate related during 2018.
As the options for treating BPH continue to widen for patients, we are delighted that our dedicated consultants are using their expertise to be at the forefront of these developments.
Neil Barber has been pioneering the way with Aquablation therapy and offering this therapy in NHS Trials at Frimley Park Hospital. The results are looking good as studies, presented to the leading Urological conferences, have shown. Neil is now recruiting patients for a 2nd trial at Frimley Park hospital to ensure this procedure proves its efficacy and enable this procedure to spread across the NHS.
Neil recently welcomed visiting Professor Mauro Dimitri from Rome, Italy to come and watch an Aquablation procedure in action. The patient had a prostate size of 110ml and went home the following day without a catheter
Following the announcement from NICE that prostate steam treatment, Rezum, has been approved for the NHS to offer patients as an option to treat Benign Prostate Enlargement, Professor Richard Hindley talks to Eammon Holmes on TalkRadio.
This recording also includes the experience of a patient recently having had Rezum treatment with Professor Hindley.
Media coverage of the prostate steam treatment, Rezum, pioneered by Professor Richard Hindley, has been followed up by confirmation from NICE that the minimally invasive treatment has been approved as a treatment option for the NHS.
Professor Hindley has been carrying out the procedure since March 2017 and over 100 cases have been performed. The procedure is widely used in the USA. Benefits of the procedure are attractive to both the NHS and patients due to the short procedure time and no need for overnight stay.
Read more on the story with the BBC.
For full details on the NICE guidance, click here
As we wait for NICE to approve Rezum for BPH treatment as a new technology procedure for the NHS this week, The Daily Mail pushes the story to the front page on how this new procedure can benefit both the NHS and patients. Professor Richard Hindley has pioneered this treatment in the UK, having completed the first procedure back in March 2017 and continued to offer it to both NHS and private patients. As well as carrying out over 100 procedures in the last 18 months, Richard has led Masterclass sessions for urology surgeons across the UK to understand this new steam treatment for BPH.
Richard Hindley's work on leading developments in Urology have been recognised by local MP Maria Miller. Today his department at Basingstoke Hospital have received a nomination for the #NHS70 Parliamentary Awards in the category of Future NHS.
This recognises the work done to develop BPH treatments with Richard being the first consultant to use Rezum in the UK in March 2017. He has continued to develop this procedure offering masterclass sessions at the hospital for other surgeons to learn how they can offer this treatment in their NHS hospital.
In addition, Richard was also involved in the PRECISION trials which looked at the use of MRI diagnostics for prostate cancer, a method Richard has used for over 5 years now in his private practice and is being offered at Basingstoke NHS hospital too.
Neil Barber goes through all the available treatment options for LUTs in the latest newsletter for the Independent Doctor's Federation (IDF). LUTs and BPH are common in men aged over 50 and this article addresses the choices patients may have and how we've moved on from continual medication to minimally invasive surgery for longer lasting results.
Great steps forward this week as the results of the PRECISION Study were published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The PRECISION Study has looked at mpMRI vs TRUS biopsy for prostate cancer diagnosis.
Urology Partners have been using mpMRI scanning as part of our prostate cancer diagnosis for five years and it was a privilege to work with colleagues on this study and get the results which will change the pathway for prostate cancer diagnosis.
Richard Hindley commented "I am so proud that Basingstoke has been able to contribute to such an International collaboration - the results published in the New England Journal of Medicine have confirmed that a targeted biopsy approach, using mpMRI scanning, in prostate cancer detection leads to better results."
"The ideal test for prostate cancer would be minimally invasive, have few side effects, identify a high proportion of men who would benefit from treatment and minimize the identification of men with clinically insignificant cancer in order to prevent overtreatment".
"PRECISION has demonstrated this and furthermore, nearly 1/3 of men will avoid unnecessary biopsy.”
Read the full article in the NEJM here
We are delighted and proud to announce that we have been awarded 2 awards in the Global Health and Pharma Private Healthcare Awards 2018.
Urology Partners have been awarded Most Innovative Private Urology Practice - London & GHP Excellence Award for Urology Patient Care 2018
This follows a year of great progress for the Prostate Cancer diagnosis pathway with the PROMIS trials results which our consultants were involved in and recruited patients to the study.
In addition Richard Hindley and Neil Barber have been leading the way with new treatments for BPH with the arrival of Rezum and the continuing trials for Aquablation.
We look forward to another year of continuing progress enabling us to ensure our patients have the opportunity to choose the best treatment to suit them and the care and experience our team provide.
Christmas brought good news for Aquablation as the FDA approved a De Novo request for the AquaBeam system. Neil Barber has been part of the Open WATER trial here in the UK in this game changing treatment for BPH. Read more on the treatment here and read our patient story in The Daily Mail right here in the news section.
As the popularity of the Urolift procedure sees it being increasingly used to treat BPH symptoms across the NHS, BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester report on the use in it's local hospital. As the leading surgeon for Urolift in the UK, Neil Barber talked to the breakfast show about the impact on pat...
Aquablation is new emerging technology for treating Lower Urinary Tract symptoms associated with BPH. Neil Barber hs been trialling this new minimally invasive procedure and The Daily Mail brings the story from the patient view on what was a problematic chain of events and symptoms which have been treated successfully, enabling the patient to resume his normal life within 3 days.
This patient, living in Cornwall, travelled to Surrey to see Neil Barber and have the Urolift procedure.
Read Robert's story on how he discovered Urolift and the 100% improvement in his symptoms both physically and mentally.
Robert has a wonderfully active lifestyle and the Urolift procedure enabled this to continue and rapid recovery meant it was business as usual within a few days.
Richard Hindley carried out his first Rezum treatment for BPH back in March and now following 3 month results, one patient tells his story to The Daily Mail.
Richard has now carried out 20 cases both on the NHS at North Hampshire Hospital and privately at BMI The Hampshire Clinic.
In addition, Neil Barber has carried out the procedure from their London practice at Nuada, 19 Harley Street.
The new minimally invasive treatment for BPH is so far showing good 3 month results. The procedure is already FDA approved in the US and they are treating around 1,000 patients a month with this procedure.
The advantages of a short time in hospital, allowing for a speedy recovery and back to normal routines make it an exciting new option for patients and hospitals alike.
You can also read more on our treatments section
Our four consultants at Urology Partners are all able to offer this treatment privately. Click here for contact details
Richard Hindley heads the Urology team at Hampshire Hospitals and they have been leading the way with a new treatment for BPH.
The Rezum procedure was first carried out at North Hampshire Hospital back in March and the results are looking promising. Read more on Hampshire Hospitals website including comments direct from one patient.
The story was also covered by the Basingstoke Observer and can be read here
Further patient testimonials for this new procedure can also be found on our Testimonials page.
The procedure is also available privately at BMI The Hampshire Clinic with Richard Hindley and Timothy Nedas. For more details on the procedure, please read our treatments section
HIFU hits the press as the scientist behind medical imaging undergoes treatment for prostate cancer using the very technology he developed.
As part of the PROMIS trial Richard Hindley is quoted in the article discussing the future for prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment benefits from new technology for more precise results.
Richard Hindley discusses the benefits of HIFU and how North Hampshire Hospital have invested in the technology with the help of the Pelican Cancer Foundation and the North Hants Medical Fund.
Being at the forefront of technology and getting involved in the PROMIS trial has allowed Richard Hindley to offer his patients a greater choice of treatment for prostate cancer and the chance to make their own patient choices to suit their lifestyle.
Coverage in the Basingstoke Gazette of the HIFU trials taking place at North Hampshire hospital led by Richard Hindley. The story also includes comments from a HIFU patient of Richard Hindley and his delight at the procedure outcomes for his prostate cancer
Recent coverage from the Basingstoke Observer on HIFU treatment available at NHH.
Richard Hindley and the team at North Hampshire Hospital are investing a lot of time and skills into offering the latest treatments in Urology for patients. The results coming in are promising and continue to prove that HIFU is a treatment worth investing in and offers patients further choice on treatment options for prostate cancer.
To read the full article, click below.
Neil Barber was part of the team behind this study which proves GreenLight XPS provides equivalent clinical outcomes with fewer adverse events and shorter recovery time in a more cost-effective manner compared with TURP as treatment for BPH.
To read the full report click below
Following the news of the PROMIS trials results and the positive data for mpMRI becoming part of the pathway for Prostate Cancer diagnosis, Hampshire Hospitals are able to offer this diagnostic to NHS patients. Richard Hindley was involved in the trial and patients from Hampshire were part of the study. Urology Partners have used mpMRI for diagnosis for a number of years and are delighted to see it move forward under the NHS.
Read the full report of the PROMIS trials which Richard Hindley.. was part of and bought in 160 patients from Hampshire and Surrey through North Hampshire Hospital
New research has discovered a genetic link to whether localised prostate cancer will advance and spread. If developed, this could allow far more personalised and specific treatment for patients with prostate cancer and knowing how they might respond to treatment.
Neil Barber's patient tells his story of success with Urolift. Having suffered for years with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), Bob Jesse was referred to Neil Barber who gave him the option of the Urolift procedure. The life changing affect of a simple 15 minute operation has been transforming for this patient and many others. Neil Barber is the UKs leading consultant behind the Urolift procedure and he was the first surgeon to bring this unique and cost saving treatment to the NHS.
New developments in focal treatment for prostate cancer are being highlighted today as results of a trial indicate not only good results for reducing the cancer but also have a huge impact on side affects of treatment.
So often patient choice of treatment is influenced by the impact of side affects of the treatment. A treatment known as VTP is being trialled where laser optics are used to penetrate direct to the cancer cells. Find out more from coverage from the BBC and also The Guardian, ITV and Prostate Cancer UK
Tim Nedas will be cycling to raise money for the North Hampshire Medical Fund on 9 October. Join in and you could benefit in the future as North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust has the ability to purchase new and innovative medical equipment. Read more
Deciding on the most suitable prostate cancer treatment can be a big decision for the patient. The word cancer is scary enough but with prostate cancer it doesn't always mean the worst news.
The New England Journal of Medicine have recently p
Breeze FM reports on the new equipment for Focal HIFU for prostate cancer which was funded by the North Hampshire Medical Fund
Neotract have released their new video featuring Neil Barber at Frimley Park Hospital presenting the benefits of Urolift to the NHS
Watch the video here
Richard Hindley's patient tells his story of HIFU treatment for prostate cancer in the Daily Mail today. He was the first patient to have the new fusion assisted focal HIFU therapy to treat prostate cancer.
Daily Mail overage of NICE approving Greenlight Laser Surgery on 14 June 2016
Read more here
Neil Barber talked Men's Health Week with Tim Arthur on BBC Radio London on Father's Day.
Listen here at 1hr 12mins 45secs
Coverage from The Times of the NICE recommendations for Greenlight Laser for treatment of BPH - benefits the patients and savings for the NHS
More media coverage from the Daily Telegraph for Greenlight laser being approved by NICE.
BBC News coverage of NICE guidelines out today, 14 June, recommending Greenlight Laser Surgery for treatment of BPH
Urology Partners are delighted that NICE guidance published today recommends Greenlight xps laser for BPH treatmet. Urology Partners have been using this for the past decade with great results. See our patient testimonials too for more evidence.
One of Neil Barber's patients tells his story to the Kent Messenger of his life changing operation with Urolift
As NICE publish guidelines for treating BPH with greenlight laser today, Urology Partners released this press release with their repsonse.
Neil Barber's patient Robert Jesse gives his story on his Urolift procedure for an enlarged prostate to Dear Doctor magazine. Details also on the procedure and it's benefits. Article on Page 101
As Focal HIFU featured strongly at EAU Conference 2016, the Daily Mail features results of the latest study which Richard Hindley was part of. This article includes comments from a patient of Urology Partners
Spire Clare Park supports the Be Clear on Cancer Campaign and knowing the symptoms. Blood in your Pee shouldn't be ignored. Read the press release here
Richard Hindley performs the first Urolift procedure at the North Hampshire Hospital
Neil Barber celebrates 100 Urolift procedures. Read more on the latest Urolift News http://emailer.athdesign.co.uk/t/ViewEmai
Featured in Pulse Today, Neil Barber presents Top 10 Tips for managing Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTs) in men
One couple's story living with BPH and discovering the Urolift procedure carried out by Neil Barber.
Simon Bott launches a new study looking at a gene found in urine to help diagnose prostate cancer
In February 2015, NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) recommended using TURis - the new gold standard treatment from Olympus Satellite for treatment of benign prostate enlargement. Neil Barber was lead expert adviser for the TURis NICE consul
Feature on Nuada Urology London where Neil Barber and Richard Hindley also practice and offer clinics and treatments.
Article featuring Neil Barber on the use of the Urolift procedure to aid BPH
Article featuring Richard Hindley on the use of HIFU for cancer treatment.
One patient's experience of the Urolift procedure to treat BPH under the care of Mr Neil Barber