About Dr Makepeace

With more than thirty years' experience in the treatment of cancer, Dr Alan Makepeace is a leading specialist in oncology. A senior consultant at Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood, Dr Makepeace specialises solely in the treatment of breast cancer. His NHS appointment is dedicated to the treatment of patients living in Buckinghamshire.

Practise History

Having graduated with a first class degree in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, Dr Makepeace received his undergraduate medical education at Kings College Hospital London before undergoing specialist training in surgery.

After a period working in the Regional Plastic Centre for the West of England, Dr Makepeace became interested in the surgical treatment of cancer and was appointed specialist trainee in oncology at the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre and the Middlesex Hospital. Following a locum appointment as a consultant at the Middlesex Hospital, Dr Makepeace joined the consultant staff at Mount Vernon, where he practices today.

Membership of Medical Societies

A Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and recipient of a Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Dr Makepeace has been a Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists since 1985 and has held a number of appointments within the organisation.

As National Director of Continuing Professional Development for the College, Dr Makepeace was a member of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, as well as a member of the College's Education Board and the Training and Accreditation Committee.  At a national level he was a member of the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board and appointed to a specialist adviser role for the Healthcare Commission; in the latter capacity he adjudicated on complaints relating to oncological treatment which had not been resolved at NHS Trust level. Dr Makepeace is now one of the senior specialists at the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre and is the clinician sitting on the Trust Private Practice Board.