Gerry Skailes

Dr Gerry Skailes Job title: Consultant Clinical Oncologist

Department: Oncology

Telephone number: 01772 528344

Primary medical qualification: MB BS

Other qualifications: MRCP FRCR

Date of registration: 1988

GMC number: 3283235

Career history: I attended medical school in London and completed my general medical training on the south coast and then moved to the Christie Hospital in Manchester for oncology training which I completed in 1997. I  took up a consultant post in Preston as the new Cancer Centre was opened in 1997 and have enjoyed working with the team to build the comprehensive radiotherapy and chemotherapy services we have now within Lancashire and South Cumbria.

I have previously been Clinical Director for oncology, the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Lead Cancer Clinician as well as clinical lead for the Lancashire and South Cumbria Cancer Alliance. I was also the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Deputy Medical Director and medical appraisal lead from 2016-2018.

In March 2018 I was appointed Medical Director of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals and since this appointment, I’ve significantly reduced my clinical commitment. I now undertake a weekly acute oncology ward round at both Chorley and Preston but I no longer attend any clinics.

Languages spoken: English