South Kent Coast CCG governing body member
Dr Stewart Coltart is a trained consultant oncologist. He is a member of South Kent Coast CCG’s governing body and the secondary care doctor representative.
Dr Coltart worked as a consultant oncologist at three hospitals in East Kent between 1988 and early 2013, when he retired. During this time, his main clinical interests were the management of lymphomas, breast, head and neck and skin cancers.
He was particularly interested in education and was a member and chairman of the Final FRCR Examination Board, the exam UK junior cancer doctors take to become cancer consultants. He was also heavily involved with national clinical trials involving breast cancer and lymphomas.
Dr Coltart trained at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, qualifying in 1976. After general medical training in Norwich, Cambridge and Southampton, he trained in oncology at Cambridge for five years and was also a Medical Research Council Training Fellow. He then moved to Cardiff as a Senior Registrar.
He has been the clinical director of the Kent Cancer Centre working across Kent hospitals between 2007 and 2011, where he led the introduction of Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy and made sure there was equity of care for patients receiving chemotherapy and radiotherapy across the county. He also led on the improvement of day patient facilities within the centre.
Dr Coltart was the divisional director for Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust’s Cancer and Support Services division between 2008 and 2012. He was a trustee of the Pilgrim’s Hospice from 1992 to 2008.
Dr Coltart is married with four children and spends his spare time sailing and singing in local choral societies and chamber choirs.