Professor Simon Padley

In 2013 Simon co-founded DMC-Radiology Reporting, which has been growing and developing ever since, focussing on sub-speciality high quality outsourced reporting.

Simon is a cardiothoracic and interventional radiologist. As the Service Director for Imaging at The Royal Brompton Hospitals since 2015, he has developed a range of new services, most recently the Diagnostic Imaging Centre, opened in 2022, which incorporates one of the only combined interventional bronchoscopy and interventional radiology facilities in the country.

Since 2016, Simon has been Professor of Practice (Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology) at the National Heart & Lung Institute based at Imperial College London and maintains an active academic career, publishing widely with over 220 articles in peer reviewed journals, lecturing and teaching locally and internationally, and supervising higher degrees.

Prior to this, he was Consultant Radiologist at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital since 1994, becoming Department Lead in 2010. He is also active in private practice, currently the Lead Radiologist at the Cromwell Hospital and One Welbeck.

Simon is a keen sailor, golfer, tennis player and fisherman and proud father to three fine young men.

“That DMC Radiology Reporting is a trusted partner to both the NHS and independent healthcare providers, helping deliver healthier outcomes for patients.”

– What matters to Simon

Clinical Effectiveness

Clinical effectiveness means ensuring that all aspects of service delivery are designed to provide the best outcomes for patients. This is achieved by ensuring that the right care is delivered to the right person at the right time they are in need and in the correct setting.


A patient’s information should always be up to date and correct on any systems used. It should also be confidential through correct storage and management of data.

Risk Management

Risk Management involves having robust systems in place to understand, monitor and minimise the risks to patients and staff and to learn from mistakes. When things go wrong in the delivery of care, our staff teams should feel safe admitting it and be able to learn and share what they have learnt, which embeds change in practice.

Patient & Public Involvement

Communication with patients and the public is essential to gain insight on the quality of care we deliver, and any possible problems that can result. Public involvement is equally as important to ensure that patient and public feedback is used to improve services into day-to-day practice for better patient outcomes.

Education & Training

This encompasses the provision of appropriate support to enable staff to be competent in doing their jobs and to develop their skills so that they are up to date. Professional development needs to continue through lifelong learning.

Staff Management

This ensures the organisation recruits highly skilled staff and aligns them with the correct job roles. Staff are supported in professional development and to gain and improve their skills.


The aim of the audit process is to ensure that clinical practice is continuously monitored and that deficiencies in relation to set standards of care are remedied. Research goes alongside audits to pioneer best practice improvements.