Urology Cancer Team

Published/updated: 13/07/12 15:23

Introduction to the team

The urology multi-disciplinary team offer a specialist service for prostate, bladder, penile, kidney and testicular cancer.

As a specialist centre for prostate, bladder and penile cancer and a supra regional centre for penile cancer, we aim to provide a high quality professional approach offering individualised care to all patients referred to the specialist centre.

About the team

The urology specialist team consists of surgeons, radiologists, oncologists, histopathologists, clinical nurse specialists and cancer service co-ordinators who work together to provide a package of specialist care for our patients.

The team meet on a weekly basis every Tuesday at Heartlands to discuss all urology cancer patients and review each patients histology and radiology to allow us to decide the most appropriate choices of treatment for our patients based on best evidence and best outcomes.

Team members

Consultant Surgeons

Mr R Jaganathan – Lead cancer clinician
Mr H Ojha
Mr B D Sarmah
Mr R S Jaganathan
Mr S Phillips
Mr M Nair
Mr S Morris
Mr M Foster
Mr H Syed
Mr G Gill

Consultant Radiologists


Dr R Patel
Dr B Millar
Dr Freedman

Consultant Histopathologists


Dr P Naidoo
Dr KC Wu
Dr K Sikand

Consultant Oncologists


Dr A Zarkar
Dr D Ford

Clinical Nurse Specialists

Nuala Allen
Chris Broderick
Andrew Hobster

MDT Co-ordinators

Alison Starrline

The role of the urological cancer specialist nurse

We are a team of specialist nurses experienced and highly skilled in caring for patients with a urological cancer. We work in partnership with other members of the specialist team. Our role is to act as key worker and aim to offer support and advice to our patients and their carers though their cancer diagnosis and treatment.

The role of MDT co-ordinator

The MDT co-ordinators, co-ordinate the multidisciplinary team meetings and helps co-ordinate investigations and treatment for patients with a urological cancer ensuring the team is working to department of health standards and to government targets for patients with cancer in line with the NHS Cancer plan.

Contact the urology team:

Secretaries

Mr H Ojha 0121 42 49013

Mr B D Sarmah 0121 42 43334

Mr R S Jaganathan 0121 42 41302

Mr S M A Phillips 0121 42 40335

Mr S B Morris 0121 42 45561

Mr M Nair 0121 42 44561

Mr M Foster 0121 42 49011

Mr H Syed 0121 42 47386

Clinical Nurse specialists:

0121 42 40093 (Heartlands)
0121 42 47665 (Good Hope)

 

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

The Prostate cancer charity

Contact by telephone 0800 074 8383

www.prostate-cancer.org.uk

The Urostomy Association

Contact by telephone 01245 224 294

The Orchid Cancer Appeal

Contact by Telephone 020 7607 7808

www.orchid-cancer.org.uk

Kidney Cancer UK

Contact by telephone 024 7647 4993

www.kcuk.org

Support groups:

At Heart of England we have two urology cancer support groups who meet on a regular basis at Heartlands, Solihull and Good Hope Hospitals.

This gives you and your family the chance to meet people who have also been told they have cancer, and are going through or have completed treatment for their illness.

The Good Hope Support Group is held every last Wednesday of the month in the Education Centre at Good Hope Hospital from 2.30pm to 4.30pm.

The Heartlands and Solihull Support group is held on a Wednesday every 2 months in the evening from 4pm to 6pm on alternate sites.

Your clinical nurse specialist will be able to provide you with additional information around this.

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