Award for prostate pioneer

Mr Hashim Ahmed

Prof Hashim Ahmed

Prof Hashim Ahmed, consultant urological surgeon at the Bupa Cromwell Hospital, has been named the UK’s Prostate Cancer Specialist of the Year in the Private Healthcare Awards 2018.

He won the accolade at an event hosted by Global Health & Pharma, which celebrates innovative people, departments and firms in medicine.

Prof Ahmed was instrumental in rolling out Bupa’s prostate care pathway, a new diagnosis journey which quickly takes patients from their initial prostate check through to their diagnosis and treatment options.

The pathway ensures that, if an irregularity is found, a patient can go through diagnostic testing at one of the insurer’s central London clinics, before being referred on to a consultant at the Bupa Cromwell Hospital or at a Bupa clinic within hours, if needed.

Bupa said the new pathway was designed to reduce customer admin and create a more efficient route to diagnosis and treatment.