Dr Sarah Partridge has been a consultant clinical oncologist at Charing Cross Hospital (Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust) since 2002. She graduated from Guys and St.Thomas’ Hospital in 1990, following which she completed five years of postgraduate specialist training in oncology in London based between Charing Cross, Guys & St.Thomas’, and Mount Vernon hospitals. A research fellowship in Vancouver, Canada, between 1999-2000 contributed to insights regarding the effects of reversing tumour hypoxia. She completed a diploma (with distinction) in clinical hypnotherapy in 2005, and developed a service for cancer patients based at Charing Cross, as part of her role as lead for complementary therapy services.
During a sabbatical year based at Mount Vernon Hospital from Sept 2016-2017, she expanded her experience of treating thyroid cancer patients, and submitted research proposals for hypnotherapy studies.
Working closely with the surgical and nursing teams, Dr Partridge sees and treats patients diagnosed with head & neck cancer including cancers of the larynx (voice box), tongue, tonsil and other rarer sites. She supervises, prescribes and plans curative treatments with radiotherapy and chemotherapy as well as giving post-operative radiotherapy treatments. Intensity modulated radiotherapy is used as standard in these cases, including immunotherapy in appropriate cases. Her expertise in clinical hypnosis presents an opportunity to integrate this with other conventional treatments to improve side-effects and outcomes.
As well as her clinical roles Dr Sarah Partridge works a college representative for the Royal College of Radiologists, has played a role as an ethics tutor and facilitator for the Imperial Medical School. She remains keen to offer holistic cancer care to her patients.