About me and my blog

Hello, my name is Christopher Hammond

I’m a Consultant Vascular Radiologist and am Clinical Director for Radiology in Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. I qualified in 1996 from Oxford University and did early training in surgery and neurosurgery in London and the South East of England. In 2001 I moved back to my home city of Leeds to train as an interventional radiologist. I was appointed as a consultant in 2010.

I’m interested in the intersections between evidence, values, costs, biases and ethics when making decisions about interventional radiology and healthcare in general. Why do we do what we do? What is important and why?

I’m also interested in safety, human factors and communication.

Apart from my work in Leeds, I’ve worked for NICE, The Royal College of Radiologists, The British Society for Interventional Radiology and The National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death. None of this, of course, gives my opinions any special legitimacy and the blogposts here are personal. These thoughts are not peer reviewed and should be treated with the utmost skepticism.

There may be some fun stuff too!