Gynaecological Oncology

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

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre 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.


Conditions treated

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.


Service performance

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 


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