Head and Neck Cancer Services

Published/updated: 13/07/12 15:19

Introduction To The Team

The Head and Neck Team offer a specialist service for patients with a Head and Neck Cancer.

The Team are a local unit who carry out diagnostic surgery, who treat low grade tumours and thyroid cancers. For patients requiring major head and neck surgery this will be carried out by our surgeons at either University Hospital Birmingham or University Hospital Coventry and Warwick.

The team covers referrals from Walsall, GoodHope, and Solihull Hospitals.

About The Team

The Head and Neck Specialist team is made up of a multidisciplinary group of professional and clinical personnel whose aim is to care for patients with a Head and Neck Cancer

The team have a meeting every Wednesday afternoon Joint with University Hospital Birmingham and  every Thursday morning jointly with University Hospitals Coventry and Warwick. In the meetings we have a multidisciplinary team discussion involving expert advice from surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, histopathologists and clinical nurse specialists to decide the best treatment plan for all patients with Head and Neck cancers based on best evidence and nest outcomes.

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Lead Clinician
Mr I Ahmed

Consultant Surgeons
Mr H Griffiths
Mr I Ahamad
Mr H Mehenna
Mr J Campbell
Mr D Howe

Consultant Oncologist
Dr A Hartley

Consultant Histopathologist
Dr P Colloby
Dr P Naidoo

Consultant Radiologist
Dr J Henderson
Dr A Shimal

Clinical Nurse Specialists
Helen Lodhi
Kathryn Markham
Nicola Pargeter
Fiona Simmons

Speech and Language Therapist
Nicola Pargeter

MDT Co-ordinator
Helen Blewitt

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The role of the Head and Neck Specialist Nurse

Within the Heartlands specialist Head and Neck Team we have two clinical nurse specialists. Their role is to act as a key worker and care for patients with head and neck cancer. The Nurses will provide you with ongoing support through your cancer treatment and can provide you and your carers with advice and information about investigations, procedures, treatments, support organizations and any other services you may benefit from.

The Role of The MDT Co-ordinator

The MDT Co-ordinator, co-ordinates the multidisciplinary team meetings and helps co-ordinate investigations and treatment for patients with a Head and Neck cancer ensuring the team is working to Department of Health standards and to government targets for patients with cancer.

 

How to contact the Head and Neck Team

Secretaries:
Mr Mehenna 0121 42 41095
Mr Ahamad 0121 42 42339
Mr Campbell 0121 42 43342
Mr Morgan 0121 42 40350
Mr Griffiths 0121 42 42351

Cancer Nurse Specialists

0121 42 41559

Speech and Language Therapy

0121 42 40432

ENT ward 5

0121 42 41815

ENT Outpatients

0121 42 41555

Useful Links

 

Cancer Bacup

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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