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Lung Cancer Team

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.

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How to Contact The Team / Useful Numbers

Secretaries: You can contact your consultants secretary via switch board on 0121 424 2000

Clinical Nurse Specialists

0121 42 41433 Heartlands
0121 42 49494 GoodHope

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The Lung Multidisciplinary Team Members

Lead Clinician
Mr E Bishay

Consultant Radiologists
Dr M Djearaman
Dr J Reynolds
Dr S Hussain
Dr E Hoey

Dr M Cleasby

Consultant Physicians
Dr J Whitehouse
Dr E Nash
Dr S Ghani
Professor S Burge

Dr R Rashid

Dr D Banerjee

Dr H Kunst
Dr T Fletcher
Dr D Mackay
Dr D Petkova

Consultant Surgeons
Mr E Bishay
Mr R Steyn
Mr P Rajesh
Mr M Kalkat
Mr B Naidu

Consultant Oncologists
Dr J Thompson
Dr S Baijal

Clinical Nurse Specialists
Denise Silvey
Lynn Reaper
Sarah Goodyear
Jayne Parker

Matthew Kear

MDT Co-ordinators
Purnima Choudhury

The Role Of Lung Cancer Specialist Nurse

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.


Useful Links

Cancer Bacup

Information, practical advice and emotional support

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

Macmillan Cancer Relief

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

Roy Castle Lung Foundation

Address: The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation
200 London Road , Liverpool,
Merseyside, L3 9TA, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 0871 220 5426
Fax: +44 0871 220 5427

Mesothelioma Support Group

Mesothelioma UK

Contact by telephone 0800 169 2409

Mon – Fri 8.30am – 4.30pm

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