The aim of the lung cancer multidisciplinary team is provide a high quality multi-professional approach offering individualised care to all patients with lung cancer and other tumours within the chest.
We are a regional centre for lung cancer surgery with 11 other hospitals in the region referring patients to us for surgery.
About the team
Based over Heartlands, Good Hope, Solihull Hospital and Birmingham Chest clinic (outpatient clinics only) we have five thoracic surgeons, 15 respiratory physicians, two medical oncologists, five radiologists, two histopathologists, five lung cancer specialist nurses, 21 cancer service co-ordinator and one clinical oncologists who visits from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
There are lung-investigation days on a Thursday at Heartlands and Solihull where newly referred patients with suspected lung cancer are seen and assessed. The assessment includes a clinical evaluation, CT scan and if appropriate a bronchoscopy. This process ensures that patients are diagnosed and begin appropriate treatment with the minimum of delay.
There is a full multidisciplinary meeting every Friday morning at Heartlands where cases are fully discussed with expert advice from surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, histopathologists and clinical nurse specialists to decide the best treatment plan for all patients.
At Heart Of England we have five specialist nurses covering all Hospital sites (Heartlands, Solihull, Goodhope and Birmingham Chest Clinic). Their role is to act as the Key Worker and care for patients with lung cancer and their carers. The nurses will provide you and your carers with on going support though your cancer treatment and can provide you with information and advice about investigations, procedures, treatments, support organizations and any other services you may benefit from.
The Role of The MDT Co-ordinators
The MDT co-ordinators, co-ordinates the multidisciplinary team meetings and co-ordinates investigations and treatment for patients with Lung cancer ensuring the team is working to Department of Health standards and to government targets for patients with cancer.
Information, practical advice and emotional support
Contact by telephone 0800 800 1234 (Monday-Friday 9am-7pm)