The team of experts here Lancashire Teaching Hospitals provide specialist care for women suffering from gynaecological cancer within the Lancashire and South Cumbria Gynaecological Cancer Network. The team is made up of gynaecological cancer surgeons, oncologists (specialists in radiotherapy and chemotherapy), radiologists, pathologists, psychologists, clinical nurse specialists, physiotherapists and administrators amongst others.
The following hospitals make up the Lancashire and South Cumbria Gynaecological Cancer Network:
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Other private providers seeing NHS and non-NHS patients Ramsay, Spire, BMI
Women are cared for by a multidisciplinary team of experts including oncological surgeons, clinical and medical oncologists, expert radiologists and pathologists, clinical nurse specialists, psychologists, dieticians, physiotherapists and research nurses.
The Gynaecological Cancer Centre participates in national and international clinical trials and has its own portfolio of translational research.
The gynaecological cancer surgeons offer expert surgery including the minimally invasive approach where appropriate.
We offer expert treatment for all types of gynaecological cancers (genital tract – uterus/womb, ovary, cervix, vulva and vagina) including surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. We place great importance on quality of life after treatment for cancer and offer a variety of support services to achieve this.
726 women were seen in 2013, of whom 261 had a new cancer diagnosis. Of all of the women referred to Lancashire Teaching Hospitals with suspected cancer were 694 (95.6%) seen within the required two-week time period. All these completed their treatment within the set target time period.
All complex gynaecological cancer surgery is undertaken at Royal Preston Hospital.
Radiotherapy and chemotherapy services are provided at the Rosemere Cancer Centre at Royal Preston Hospital.
Patient surveys show high levels of satisfaction with the Lancashire and South Cumbria Gynaecological Cancer Centre at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals. The results of the latest National Cancer Patient Experience Survey is available here.
GPs are informed of the patients’ cancer diagnosis within 24 hours and patients are provided with a copy of their management plan.
Performance details of the Gynaecology Specialist Team are available on the National Cancer Peer Review Programme website www.mycancertreatment.nhs.uk
Patient support services
The Clinical Nurse Specialist (keyworker) contact details are 01772 524211
A Patient Support Group (Gynae-Can) is led by past and existing patients with the support of the clinical nurse specialist team. The support group meets 6 times per year.
The Gynaecological Oncology secretarial team can be contacted on telephone: 01772 524739 01772 524442
The Specialist Gynaecological Oncology multi-disciplinary team are:
Professor Pierre Martin-Hirsch – gynaecological oncology surgeon
Mr Patrick Keating – gynaecological oncology surgeon
Mr Nick Wood - gynaecological oncology surgeon
Mrs Sandra Murray – clinical nurse specialist
Mrs Anne Tomlinson - clinical nurse specialist
Mrs Donna Corrigan – clinic/ward link nurse
Dr Andrew Hindley – oncologist (chemotherapy and radiotherapy)
Dr Martin Hogg – oncologist (chemotherapy and radiotherapy)
Dr Geraldine Skailes – oncologist (chemotherapy and radiotherapy)
Dr Sarah Moon – oncologist (chemotherapy)
Dr Mike Dobson – radiologist
Dr Helen Stringfellow - pathologist
Dr Jane Edwards - pathologist
Dr Bianca Da Gama-Rose – pathologist