The aim of the colorectal multidisciplinary team is to provide a high quality multi professional approach offering individualised care to all patients with a colorectal cancer.
Following a diagnosis of a colorectal cancer, patients and their carers will receive support and treatment from the colorectal 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 colorectal cancer.
It is essential that communication is effective therefore the colorectal multidisciplinary team (MDT) hold two weekly meetings, one at Heartlands on a Monday and one at Good hope on a Friday. In this meeting we discuss all colorectal 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.
Within the Colorectal Team we have nine clinical nurse specialists. Their role is to act as a key worker and care for patients with colorectal 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 organisations and any other services you may benefit from.
Meet the Colorectal Nursing Team
The Role of the MDT Coordinators
The MDT Coordinators co-ordinate the multidisciplinary team meetings and organise investigations and treatment for patients with colorectal cancer ensuring the team is working to Department of Health standards and to government targets for patients with cancer.
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DIRECTORATE OF GENERAL SURGERY & GASTROENTEROLOGY MANAGEMENT
Mr H Youssef – Clinical Speciality Lead Colorectal/General Surgery
Ms Eve Timms – General Manager
GENERAL & COLORECTAL SURGERY UNIT
You can contact your consultant’s secretary via switch board on 0121 42 42000 or by calling the direct line below:
Mr C Hendrickse – 0121 42 41427
Mr C Abraham Igwe – 0121 42 43230
Mr G Barsoum – 0121 42 44558
Mr D Bowley – 0121 42 421427
Mr D Browse – 0121 42 47008
Mr M Chapman – 0121 42 47010
Mr M Dilworth- 0121 42 44148
Mr S Fallis 0121 42 49387
Mr S Karandikar – 0121 42 42435
Mr S Korsgen – 0121 42 49590
Mr D McArthur – 0121 42 42435
Mr S Raman – 0121 42 42980
Mr T Raju 0121 42 49590
Mr U Shariff o121 42 49387
Miss V Swales 0121 42 45558
Mr H Youssef 0121 42 49387
Mr M Awad (Associate Specialist) 0121 42 47937
Mr A Hawash (Associate Specialist) 0121 42 42980
Mr M Chapman
Dr M Mottershead (Clinical Lead)
Dr M Ahmed
Dr M Andrew
Dr A Daley
Dr A Monga
Dr T Ngatchu
Dr R Polson
Dr S Singh
Dr N Sharma/Dr A King
Dr P Wilson
Dr I Geh
Dr J Good
Dr S Baijal
Dr R Singh
Dr G Langman
Dr A Pallan
Dr C Nelson
Consultant In Palliative Care
Dr M Arolker
Appointments: 0121 42 41234
Waiting List Office: 0121 42 42431
For benign conditions of the bowel:
For bowel cancer:
For any information on Cytoreductive/peritoneal surgery and HIPEC:
Contact by telephone 0808 808 0000 (Monday – Friday 9am-6pm)
Web site – www.macmillan.org.uk