Professor George Follows

Professor George Follows

MA, PhD, FRCPath, BM, BCh, FRCPath

Haematology

26 years of experience
17 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.97

Bedside Manner

4.97

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Dr Follow has an excellent manner and very and calm and reassuring authority. Right from the start of my cancer journey he was open and frank about everything and it always felt like we were having a collaborative discussion rather than the one-way discussions that you can sometimes have with doctors. He is extremely knowledgable about his specialist area, and it was reassuring to see that he was always on top of the latest research and statistics from studies all around the world.“
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Subspecialty

  • Haematological Malignancy
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4122010
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £240

    Follow-up appointment: £145

    Practices worked at

    GenesisCare Cambridge

    Fordham Rd, Newmarket, United Kingdom, CB8 7XN
    40 reviews

    Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital

    30 New Road Impington, Cambridge, United Kingdom, CB24 9EL
    0 reviews

    About

    Professor George Follows is a Consultant Haematologist at Cambridge University Addenbrookes Hospital where he is the clinical lead for the Lymphoma / Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia service. He is the Professor of Haematology at the Anglia Ruskin Medical School and a Univerity Lecturer at the University of Cambridge.

    Dr Follows graduated from Oxford University  completed general medical and haematology training at a number of large UK centres including Newcastle, Leeds and Edinburgh. He completed his Phd in Leeds and his post-doctoral research in Cambridge.

    He is extremely experienced in his field and has a number of regional, national and international roles including chairmanship of the UK CLL Forum and chair of the UK BCSH Hodgkin Lymphoma Guidelines Panel. In addition to this, he is the Clinical Research Lead for Haematology in the Eastern Region and Chair of the East of England Lymphoma MDT. Along with his large NHS practice, he supervises a number of clinical research trials treating Leukaemia and Lymphoma patients from his research clinic at Addenbrookes and continues to publish widely in the field of blood cancer research. He is a partner in Cambridge Haematology Limited and he undertakes private practice at GenesisCare Newmarket, Nuffield and Spire hospitals in Cambridge.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    • Chemotherapy
    • Haemato-oncology
    • Hodgkin's disease
    • Leukaemia
    • Lymphoma
    • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia CLL
    • Non Hodgkins Lymphoma
    • Anaemia
    • Haematological oncology
    • Blood transfusions
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    Procedures

    • Blood Transfusion
    • chemotherapy
    • targeted blood cancer therapies
    • Video Consultation
    • CAR-T Therapy
    • Bone Marrow Tests & Biopsies
    • Bone Marrow Transplant
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    Special interests

    • Hodgkin Lymphoma
    • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
    • Coagulation Disorders
    • Myeloma
    • Amyloidosis
    • Thrombocytopenia
    • Polycythemia
    • Lymphoma
    • Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML)
    • Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia
    • Anaemia
    • Blood Cancer
    • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia
    • Leukaemia
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    Education

    • PhD Leeds 2004
    • FRCPath London 2004
    • MA, BM, BCh Oxford 1994
    • FRCP London 2012

    Memberships:

    • Fellow of Royal College of Physicians
    • Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists
    • British Society of Haematology
    • Medical protection Society
    • UK CLL Forum (Emeritus chair)
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    Reviews

    4.98 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.97
    Bedside Manner
    4.97
    Explanation
    5
    Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia
    17/40
    Blood Cancer
    15/40
    Hodgkin Lymphoma
    7/40
    Bone Marrow Tests & Biopsies
    5/40
    Lymphoma
    5/40
    Haematology
    3/40
    Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
    2/40
    Polycythemia
    1/40
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    Overall Experience
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    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Follow has an excellent manner and very and calm and reassuring authority. Right from the start of my cancer journey he was open and frank about everything and it always felt like we were having a collaborative discussion rather than the one-way discussions that you can sometimes have with doctors. He is extremely knowledgable about his specialist area, and it was reassuring to see that he was always on top of the latest research and statistics from studies all around the world.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I've been seeing George for a couple of years for waiting stage CLL. Our consultations are always very helpful and relaxed (and quite light hearted at times). As a researcher he is clearly at the top of his game, which inspires confidence in his judgement. What more can you want?
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    I wouldn't want another consultant. George is extremely thorough and his bedside manner is very 'human'. His contacts and knowledge at the forefront of the CLL field give me every confidence. He meticulously explains everything in detail, frequently backed up by current medical research and thinking. When issues have arisen, both in and out of clinic, he has responded and actioned promptly. He has on occasion put himself out to give attention to me as a patient. There has been no hesitation in sending me for further tests when doubtful or questionable unexpected conditions or symptoms have arisen.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I have seen Dr Follows for a number of years for my CLL both at Addenbrookes Hospital and as a private patient and have always been reassured by his knowledge and expertise. Treatments have changed quickly of late and Dr Follows is at the sharp end of delivering these new treatments meaning I trust his judgement when it comes to my own. Importantly, I feel like an individual, not a number, even in a busy hospital setting as he takes time to listen to my questions and takes onboard my preferences. I feel lucky to have him as my doctor.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    From my very first meeting with Professor Follows, I quickly realised how fortunate I was . A person at the top of his profession with not only incredible knowledge but with charm and empathy. Professor Follows is clear, concise and I know that I am in the very best hands. I regard myself as extremely fortunate in being looked after by Professor Follows.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I first met Professor Follows just over 10 yrs ago when I was diagnosed with CLL & from the outset he has been excellent. He has continually put my mind at rest over any worries I have & has a calming influence for which my Wife is very grateful! He never rushes us in the appointments & is genuinely interested in hearing how I have been feeling as well as answering any questions we may have. I trust him implicitly & when the time comes when I may have to have some form of treatment, I know I will be in the best possible hands.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I have an uncommon condition and Professor George Follows didn't give up until he had a satisfactory diagnosis which explained all. Very pleased with his persistence and result. Highly recommended!
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I have been a patient of Professor Follows for 10 years and have been able to enjoy an active life throughout thanks to his care and attention. He always has time to explain what is happening and any treatment that may be necessary, so much so, that I have complete and utter confidence in him. His knowledge and awareness of research that is being undertaken ensures that if any treatment is needed he knows exactly which will suit me. He ensures that the staff around him are always very efficient and pleasant and also instil confidence that ensures I know I am in safe hands. I would have no hesitation in recommending anyone to the care of Professor Follows.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I felt comfortable from the very first meeting. George's demeanour and bedside manner set and keep me at ease through all of the treatment. I cannot thank him enough.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Professor Follows is very approachable and so easy to talk to which is invaluable with a long term illness. I have always felt in good hands and trust his decision filling me with confidence that my treatment is the best way forward.
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