The Skin MDT at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH) sees the largest number of skin cancers of all the hospitals in the Anglia Cancer Network. Each year it diagnoses and manages approximately:
- 180 new patients with melanoma
- 300 new patients with squamous cell carcinoma
- 3000 new patients with basal cell carcinoma
The Skin MDT also diagnoses and manages patients with rare skin cancers such as Merkel cell tumours and cutaneous sarcoma as well as patients with metastatic skin cancer. Patients with cutaneous lymphoma are managed within the Cutaneous Lymphoma MDT which falls under the umbrella of the Skin MDT.
NNUH receives tertiary referrals of patients with skin cancer from the James Paget University Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn and Ipswich Hospital. Services offered at NNUH include reconstruction including microsurgery, specialist radiotherapy and chemotherapy, Mohs micrographic surgery, lymphoscintigraphy, sentinel lymph node biopsy, nodal clearance surgery (including pelvic lymphadenectomy), oculoplastic surgery, assessment and treatment of lymphoedema, photodynamic therapy, tumour bank and molecular diagnostics.
The departments involved in the Skin Cancer MDT are: dermatology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, clinical and medical oncology, haematology, histopathology, radiology and nuclear medicine, ophthalmology and the cancer research network. The Skin Cancer MDT works closely with the Head and Neck MDT.
If you have recently been told you have or are suspected of having skin cancer you will have already met some of the people involved in your care. These health professionals work within a team which is called a specialist Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) which is based at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. The members of the Skin MDT are experts at treating and managing skin cancer. They are involved with your investigations, diagnosis and treatment.
Chair of the Skin MDT
Dr Jennifer Garioch, Consultant Dermatologist and Mohs Micrographic Surgeon
Tel 01603 288210
Deputy Chair of the Skin MDT
Mr Marc Moncrieff
Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and Mohs Micrographic Surgeon
Tel 01603 288210
Cancer Nurse Specialists
- Sara Wilkinson – Tel 01603 286286 bleep 1133 (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays)
- Kelly Almand-Chinn – Tel 01603 286286 bleep 1253 (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays)
Melanoma Research Nurse
- Beverly Underwood – Tel 01603 288128
- Lorraine Nelhams – Tel 01603 288221
Patient Pathway co-ordinator
- Tel 01603 288220
Patient Support Services
Support groups can be found through the Big C Charity.
Useful External Links
Big C Centre – www.big-ccentre.co.uk
Macmillan Cancer Support – www.macmillan.org.uk