Fenton, Dr Paul
BA MBBS MRCP PgDip FRCR
Acute oncology and thoracic malignancies
Training and education
Dr Fenton studied medicine at St. Anne’s College, Oxford and Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals, London, graduating in 2001. He completed junior doctor posts in London and Southampton, before pursuing specialist registrar training in clinical oncology in Wessex.
Dr Fenton completed a Fellowship at the European organisation for research and treatment of cancer in Brussels as the Emmanuel van der Scheuren Fellow in quality assurance for radiotherapy trials 2009-10. He was awarded his certificate of completion of training in clinical oncology in 2012.
Dr Fenton joined University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust as a consultant clinical oncologist in 2012.
Dr Fenton provides outpatient and inpatient chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments for thoracic malignancies and also delivers part of the Trust's acute oncology service. He is part of the acute oncology service lead team, the cancer care lead for SHO level junior doctors, and the cancer care lead for metastatic spinal cord compression. He is also deputy chair of the Trust's Macmillan advanced nurse practitioner training scheme steering group.
Dr Fenton is the chair of the Wessex strategic cancer network acute oncology group and a member of the Wessex strategic cancer network steering group.
Dr Fenton has an interest in technical developments within radiotherapy including advanced treatment techniques such as intensity-modulated radiotherapy, image-guided radiotherapy and stereotactic body radiotherapy, with a particular focus on the treatment of thoracic malignancies. He is also interested in training and education, including junior doctors, advanced nurse practitioners and allied health professionals.
- Implementation of imaged-guided lung intensity modulated radiotherapy at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust - 2012 to 13
- Implementation of stereotactic radiotherapy (SABR) for primary lung cancer at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust - 2017
- Design and implementation of the UHS Rapid Access Multidisciplinary Palliative Assessment and Radiotherapy Treatment (RAMPART) clinic (supported by an award from The Health Foundation)
Awards and prizes
- Emmanuel van der Scheuren Fellowship, European organisation for research and treatment of cancer in Brussels 2009-10
- The UHS RAMPART clinic team were finalists in the 2018 Health Services Journal Awards (Acute or Specialist Services Redesign - London and the South)
- Active as an investigator for clinical research trials for thoracic malignancies
You can contact Dr Fenton via his secretary Nathan Burnett - call 023 8120 5056.