Name and Position

Professor Erika Denton

Contact Details

Main Telephone Number:01603 287526


Consultant Radiologist with a Special Interest in Breast Imaging

Honorary Professor of Radiology, University of East Anglia

Department page: Radiology

Specialities:  Radiology, Breast Imaging

Special clinical interests Breast MR and breast interventional procedures

Research interests Breast MRI. Interventional procedures in the breast, skill mix in radiography. Breast screening.

Secretary: Sarah Fuller

Degrees & Universities:  MBBS London, FRCP, FRCR

GMC Number: 3331918

Professional Expertise:

  • Consultant Radiologist with a Special Interest in Breast Imaging at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital Trust;
  • Honorary Professor of Radiology, University of East Anglia

Erika is a consultant radiologist and Medical Director in Norwich. She publishes and speaks widely on health care policy related to diagnostics.

Erika’s appointment to the role of Medical Director in 2018 follows 2 years as Associate Medical Director.

As National Advisor on Imaging to NHS Improvement & NHS England Erika provided advice from 2016 – 2020. She convened and chaired the National Imaging Optimisation and Productivity Delivery Board. She lead work to improve imaging services across England and continues to work with NHS Digital on implementation of artificial intelligence in imaging.

Erika was the National Clinical Director for Diagnostics at NHS England with responsibility for clinical leadership, advice and guidance across the NHS and covering all diagnostic services from 2013-2016. From 2005-2013 Erika was National Clinical Lead, and subsequently National Clinical Director, for Imaging at DH leading a complex programme of work across all aspects of imaging including leading the national PACS Programme.

Erika was previously Divisional Clinical Director for support services, Director of Breast Screening and Head of Radiology Training in Norwich.

Erika did her medical training at St Thomas’ Hospital, London and then spent 4 years in general medical training before radiology training in London. She was a consultant radiologist at Kings College Hospital in London before she moved to Norfolk in 1999.