Cancer Services supports the achievement of the Cancer Waiting Time Targets. This ensures that the best service is delivered to the patient by daily tracking all cancer patients referred to the Trust, as well as making sure that targets are met with regard to the delivery of patient care within set timescales while also reporting them in a timely manner.
The team also provides support to identify where improvements can be made, facilitating that change within appropriate clinical areas. Cancer Services works closely with clinicians, administrative staff and managers within the Trust, including the Clinical Divisions (Surgical, Medicine, Women & Children and Diagnostic Therapy Services) Finance, Information Management & Technology, Human Resources and Estates.
In conjunction with the Executive team the department is closely involved in ensuring that the Trust's corporate objectives are met.
HPV Vaccine: Lead Clinician - Mr Jed Hawe
Gynaecology: Lead Clinician - Mr Jed Hawe
Respiratory Medicine: Lead Clinician - Dr James Finnerty
Breast Symptomatic Service: Lead Clinician - Miss Elizabeth Redmond
Palliative Care: Lead Clinician - Dr Jenny Smith
Colorectal: Lead Clinician - Mr Michael Johnson
Skin (Dermatology & Plastic Surgery):
Haematology & Oncology Unit: Lead Clinician - Dr Salaheddin Tueger
Head & Neck (ENT & Oral Maxillofacial:
The Trust has a specialist Cancer Support Service which offers advice on how to cope with the problems and issues that arise following a cancer diagnosis, with practical help to complement the medical information which is provided. You can contact the Trust's Macmillan Cancer Information Facilitator, Elizabeth Taylor on 01244 364948. For more information on Macmillan, visit: http://www.macmillan.org.uk/
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