Gynae Cancer Team

Published/updated: 13/07/12 15:17

Introduction to the team

The gynae multi-disciplinary team work to provide a high quality multi professional approach to offering individualised care to all patients with a gynaecological cancer.

About the team

Following a diagnosis of a gynaecological cancer, patients and their carers will receive support and treatment from the gynaecology team.

The team is made up of a multi-disciplinary group of professional and clinical personnel whose aim is to care for patients with a Gynae cancer.

Effective communication is essential therefore the gynae multi-disciplinary team hold a weekly multi-disciplinary team (MDT) meeting at Good Hope and a fortnightly meeting at Heartlands. In this meeting the team discuss all gynae cancer patients and review the histology/ x-rays/ scans and other investigations patients may have had. This allows the team to decide the most appropriate treatment for individuals based on best evidence and best outcomes.

Following the MDT meeting each patient will receive an appointment to see their consultant and/ or key worker (clinical nurse specialist) to discuss and plan the treatment decided by the team.

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Lead Clinician
Mr R Saha

Consultant Surgeons
Mr J Balega
Mr Saha
Miss S Hutchon

Mr H Honest

Ms K Singh

Ms R Kalkat

Mr M Kumar

Histopathologists

Dr N Delal

Dr B Tanchel

Radiologists

Dr S Copper
Dr A Parnell
Dr A Banerjee

Consultant Oncologist


Dr I Fernando
Dr S Anwar

Clinical Nurse Specialists
Vanessa Brookes
Julie Smith

MDT Co-ordinator


Ana Dos Santos-Jarvis

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The role of the Gynae Specialist Nurse

There is a team of specialist nurses who work as part of the gynaecological cancer Multi-Disciplinary Team within the Trust. These are highly skilled nurses who have undertaken extra education and training to work in this role. They will provide ongoing support throughout diagnosis and treatment to patients who have a diagnosis of a gynaecological cancer. The Clinical Nurse Specialists can offer specialist advice and provide information about all aspects of cancer care and treatments. All patients with a diagnosis of cancer will be given details about how to contact a clinical nurse specialist.

The role of the MDT Co-ordinator

The MDT co-ordinators, co-ordinate the multidisciplinary team meetings, investigations and treatment for patients with a gynaecological cancer ensuring the team is working to Department of Health standards and to government targets for patients with cancer.

How to contact the team

Secretaries

Mr Saha 0121 42 42727

Mr Honest 0121 42 49678

Dr Anwar 0121 42 47587

Dr I Fernando 0121 42 42165

Nurse Specialists

0121 42 42723 Heartlands

0121 42 49746 Good hope

Useful links

Cancer back up

Information, practical advice and emotional support

Contact by telephone 0800 800 1234 (Monday-Friday 9am-7pm)

www.cancerbacup.org.uk

Macmillan Cancer Relief

Contact by telephone 0808 808 2020 (Monday – Friday 9am-6pm)

www.Macmillan.org.uk

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