Dr Paul Jenkins MA MD FRCP

Qualifications: MA MD FRCP

After qualifying with a degree in Medical Sciences at Cambridge University, Dr Jenkins undertook his clinical training at The Royal London Hospital. Shortly afterwards he joined the internationally renowned Department of Endocrinology at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, where he gained unrivaled experience in clinical endocrinology. After completing his MD research degree he was appointed as Senior Lecturer and then Reader in Endocrinology and Honorary Consultant Endocrinologist.

For over 10 years he also led the Endocrine service at Homerton University Hospital. Within the Medical School, he was Dean for Pre-Registration Doctors and an enthusiastic teacher of undergraduate students across all years. He led an active research group into the interactions between hormones and cancer and has published more than 80 peer-reviewed scientific papers in this field as well as writing several books and text-book chapters. He was awarded numerous academic grants for his research and was invited to lecture extensively in the UK and abroad on his findings.

During all of his clinical career, he has been passionate about the benefits of early detection of disease and the role that modern imaging can play in healthcare. Over 15 years ago he established the European Scanning Centre in Harley Street and developed this to be the UK’s leading independent diagnostic imaging company. ESC has been at the forefront of introducing cardiac CT imaging into UK clinical practice and in particular CT coronary angiography.

A few years ago, in order to complement ESC and to incorporate imaging into the provision of world-class preventive health assessments, he established Echelon Health and now, having sold ESC to the leading Healthcare provider Alliance Medical, Echelon Health is now his major focus of attention.

Dr Paul Jenkins

Paul's Latest Posts

Jul 05, 2023

The GRAIL Galleri blood test for cancer detection – is it as good as it claims?

Need for effective cancer screening in the UK We all accept that prevention is better than cure and this is never more so than in cancer survival. The earlier one can detect cancers, the greater the chance of effecting curative treatment. However, sadly the UK ranks bottom for cancer survival rates amongst high-income countries and […]
Mar 08, 2023

How Does Oestrogen Affect Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis typically develops over a long period of time. In fact, you may not even know you have it until a fall or injury causes a bone fracture. Most commonly, people with osteoporosis will break their wrist, hip, or spinal bones before being diagnosed with the condition. Hormones can impact the health of your bones […]
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Apr 03, 2020

Is a blood test for cancer really just around the corner?

Blood Test for Cancer – An elegant concept There is an elegance in the concept of a single and simple blood test being able to detect early stage cancer before symptoms and thereby enabling effective preventive treatment. This concept remains a very active area of research. However, in order to be clinically useful any such […]
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Mar 22, 2020

Covid-19 – a guide to keeping healthy

What is Coronavirus? Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). This family of viruses is zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and humans. Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is a new […]