• Dr James Harding, Consultant Interventional Radiologist

The Clinic

Our NHS practice supports numerous specialist services at our base (University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire) enabling us to offer a high level of expertise for  both our NHS and private patients.

We are increasingly observing a trend in healthcare (driven by patients and research evidence) in favour of minimally invasive image guided surgery (Interventional Radiology). ‘Key hole’ surgery continues to evolve to ‘pin hole’ surgery so that in many instances, your procedure can be done via nothing larger than a needle hole.

Minimally invasive surgery in the appropriate clinical setting often can give results as good as the equivalent traditional surgical operation whilst avoiding a number of the well known downsides of major surgery; for example no unsightly scars, much reduced time spent recovering in hospital, lower major complication rate etc. In addition, Interventional Radiology procedures often can be performed as day-case care which is convenient and desirable for patients.

Patients these days frequently research their treatment options thoroughly in advance via the internet, discussions with friends/colleagues/GPs and so on. They often come to clinic appointments well informed with a desire for the best clinical outcome for their problem whilst being able to choose the treatment which suits each person best. Many informed patients prefer to adopt a minimally invasive approach in their medical care.

We understand this need and can offer expert opinion, diagnostic imaging, interventional procedures and clinical/imaging follow up to give our patients high quality care for their problem.

We can see you privately to discuss your requirements whether you have health insurance or are a self funding patient.

We are happy to offer you an appointment whether you are referred by your GP or hospital specialist. At your clinic appointment, if we think that it is best for you to see another hospital specialist before undertaking any treatment, we are well placed to assist or advise who it may be best for you to see for your particular needs.

Please contact us if you require any more information about our services or wish to make an appointment.

Medical Team

Dr James Harding

BSc, MB ChB, MRCP, FRCR

Leading Clinician

Dr Harding is a Consultant in Clinical & Interventional Radiology based at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire (UHCW) since 2010 where he is the Clinical Lead for Interventional Radiology.

His daily practice includes a wide range of minimally invasive ‘pin-hole’ procedures including treatment for uterine fibroids & adenomyosis with uterine artery embolisation (UAE), angioplasty for vascular disease, endovascular repair of aneurysms (EVAR), transarterial chemoembolisation (TACE) for liver tumours, embolisation in men for varicocoeles and in women for pelvic congestion syndrome.

He has worked actively performing and promoting the new procedure of Prostate Artery Embolisation (PAE) for men with obstructive urinary symptoms. Dr Harding was one of the early exponents in the UK of PAE since 2013. He is heavily involved in research for this specialist technique leading one of the top five contributing centres in the national UKRoPE study, the first multi-centre research into PAE in the UK.

Dr Harding also performs a full range of diagnostic imaging services for both NHS and private patients including X-ray, Ultrasound, CT, MRI and fluoroscopy.

He trained in Medicine at the University of Bristol. His initial post graduate training was in General Medicine and Intensive Care including working for 6 months in New Zealand. He achieved membership of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) in 2004.

He began training in Radiology in 2005 returning to Bristol and achieved Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists in 2008 winning the Finzi prize in the Radiology section of the Royal Society of Medicine. He completed a period of higher specialist training with many of the UK’s experts in Interventional Radiology. He is an active member of the British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR) and the Congress of Interventional Radiology Societies of Europe (CIRSE) as well as being the Clinical Supervisor for senior Interventional Radiology trainees at UHCW. He has presented several papers at national meetings and published a number of articles in national & international Radiology journals.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two young daughters along with outdoor pursuits.

Sam Jeans

Practice Manager

Sam Jean qualified as a Registered Nurse at Salford University. She has spent the last 15 years working in conjunction with Interventional Radiologists across the UK to increase the awareness of Fibroid Embolisation and Prostate Embolisation. She has also helped set up new practices throughout the UK giving support to clinical practice and patients. She has extensive experience working in the healthcare industry for a number of companies manufacturing and supplying specialist products for use in Interventional Radiology practice. Sam liaises in particular with women enquiring about Fibroid Embolisation and will arrange the timing of the procedure and provide patients with a point of contact during their post procedure follow up.