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Alvan Pope

Consultant Urologist

Alvan Pope qualified from Middlesex Hospital, the University of London in 1980. He gained his FRCS (Eng & Edin) in 1985, his MD qualification in 1992, and his FRCS(Urol) in 1994. He has been a consultant urologist at Charing Cross Hospital since 1995.

Julian Shah

Consultant Urologist

Thirty years of specialisation has put Julian firmly at the top of his field, with a practice handling many tertiary referrals (ie from other specialists). His work as a neuro-urologist in reconstructive surgery and the rehabilitation of spinal cord injuries has helped hundreds of patients and has given him the expertise to deal effectively with bladder problems caused by trauma or disease. He also has a special interest in prostatitis (the painful prostate). Julian is widely published and is an accomplished lecturer; he is currently Regional Representative to the Council of the British Association of Urological Surgeons. Honorary Urological Professor UCL.

Vimoshan Arumuham

Consultant Urologist

Vimo Arumuham qualified from the University of Nottingham Medical School and in his early years of surgical training worked in hospitals throughout the country - ranging from Cornwall to Kendall. His final three years of sub-specialist training have taken him to the Institute of Urology at University College London; the largest and most prestigious Urology Unit in the UK. There he was appointed a Consultant Urological Surgeon in 2018, with his practice shared across two separate hospitals – West Hertfordshire NHS Trust and University College London NHS Foundation Trust. He lives in Chorleywood and is the lead for Upper Tract Urinary Cancer at UCLH and the Programme Director for Locally Employed Doctors at West Herts.

Victoria Muir

Physiotherapy Consultant

Victoria is a Male and Female Pelvic Health Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, in private practice in her own consulting rooms in Goldington Road in Bedford and at The Manor Hospital, Bedford.

After qualifying from The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham in 1993 and completing her junior rotations, Victoria specialised in Out-patient, Musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Whilst working in this clinical area Victoria began to develop an interest in Women’s health, in particular, pregnancy-related conditions and continence dysfunction which was frequently a co-morbidity of many of the patients she treated. Victoria went on to develop her skills in treating these conditions and completed the ACPWH, now POGP Continence course in 1998.

Victoria has also developed a specific interest in the assessment and treatment of continence dysfunction in men.

Victoria is actively involved in raising the awareness of continence dysfunction both within the healthcare setting and wider community and has frequently presented at study days to promote the role of specialist physiotherapy within this specialism.

Our Aims

The FOPS greatest accomplishment is that, working together, we have helped, and will keep on helping, men affected by Prostate Cancer (also known as 'Tiger Cancer') turn themselves away from their personal precipices and get their lives back together. Learn more...

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Derek's Story Feb 2010 I am married, retired and spend part of the year in Cyprus. While I was there I went for a routine “Well Man” check up in April 2006 aged 60. All was well except my PSA (whatever that was) was a bit high (5.2 instead of 2.6 for men of my age). I was advised to get it checked ou... Read more...

Upcoming Events

1May 2024

FOPS Virtual Zoom Support Group Meeting (Wed 1st May 2024 Online)

Wednesday 1st May 2024

From 7.45pm (for 8pm start) on Wed 1st May 2024 we will be holding another Virtual Support Group meeting with our resident Consultant Urologists Read more...

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