As the East Anglia Region’s lead centre for Skin Cancer, Dermatology and Plastics thrive in  their excellence in both diagnosis and management of Skin Cancers such as Melanoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, and Basal Cell Carcinomas as well as rare Skin cancers, such as Merkel Cell Tumours and Cutaneous Sarcoma.

The Skin Multi-Disciplinary team (MDT) are able to provide current guidelines, statistics and latest protocols for the management of Skin malignancies and take pride in chairing the weekly regional meeting.  The meeting is attended by Plastic Surgeons, Oncologists, Dermatologists and Doctors of all grades as well as the Specialist Nursing Team.

All patients who are diagnosed with an advanced skin cancer such as Melanoma or a squamous cell carcinoma will be allocated a Skin Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) who will be contactable for support and will see you in clinic. Your Skin CNS will be contactable via email or phone; their contact details will be provided. The CNS will provide information and support pre and post surgery, emotional and psychological support living with a cancer and life beyond treatment and surgery.

Your pathway will vary depending on your diagnosis. You may be seen by a Dermatologist as well as a Plastic Surgeon.

Conditions Treated:

The Skin MDT at the NNUH sees the largest number of skin cancers of all the hospitals in the Anglia Cancer Network. Each year it diagnoses and manages approximately:

  • 350 new patients with Melanoma
  • 900 new patients with Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • 3000 new patients with Basal Cell Carcinoma

A comprehensive website providing further advice and information on different types of skin cancer can be found at skincancersurgery.  This website contains material produced by two of the hospital’s leading skin cancer specialists Dr Jennifer Garioch and Prof Marc Moncrieff.


Consultant Dermatologists Plastic Surgeons
Dr Jennifer Garioch Professor Marc Moncrieff
Professor Nick Levell Mr Martin Heaton
Mr Andrew Snelling
Oncologists Skin Cancer Nurse Specialists
Dr Jenny Nobes Beverley Underwood 01603 288128
Dr Gill Gray Gemma Hewitt 01603 288224
Lesley Hawkes 01603 288224
Kayley Gough 01603 288224
Histopathologist Oncology Nurse Specialist
Dr Arjun Ramaiya Graham Dilks 01603 288113
Dr Clare Beadsmoore

Patient Support Services

Other Support Services

Useful information

The Skin Cancer Research Fund is part of the hospital charity and is dedicated to raising funds for the benefit of skin cancer patients at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital.