If you have recently been told you have or are suspected of having 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 NNUH. The members of the Upper GI MDT are experts at treating and managing cancer. They are involved with your investigations, diagnosis and treatment.
Oesophago-Gastric Cancers (OG). This includes:
- Oesophagus (Gullet)
- Gastric (Stomach)
Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) Cancers. This includes:
- Bile duct
Your Consultant will provide you with information about your diagnosis and the diagnostic tests you will have before being referred to other specialist teams for treatment.
|Dr Richard Tighe||Dr Sathish Mogan|
|Dr Leo Alexander||Dr Simon Rushbrook|
|Dr Crawford Jamieson||Dr Martin Phillips|
|Dr Arun Shankar|
|Dr Syed Alam|
|Mr Michael Lewis|
|Mr Edward Cheong|
|Mr Bhaskar Kumar|
|Ms Loveena Sreedharan|
|Clinical Nurse Specialists
The Clinical Nurse Specialist Team will be your keyworker from the point of your diagnosis, providing information, advice and support about your diagnosis and treatment. Your keyworker may change depending on your treatment plan.
|Angela Longe||Laura Gale|
|If you need to contact your Oesophago-Gastric Clinical Nurse Specialist, please call 01603 288865|
|If you need to contact your Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Clinical Nurse Specialist, please call 01603 288844|
Your Oncology Team will provide you with information about Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy treatments and will monitor your progress throughout your treatment. The Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist will be your key-worker throughout your Oncology treatment providing support and advice.
|Oncology Consultants||Clinical Nurse Specialist|
|Dr Tom Roques||Charlotte Lo|
|Dr Daniel Holyoake||Contact Number: 01603 288774|
|MDT Coordinator||Patient Pathway Coordinator|
Sonia Baker firstname.lastname@example.org
|Patricia Santos email@example.com|
Helen Lucas firstname.lastname@example.org
Patient Support Services
Patient information video
You can find out more about our HPB team and their services by watching the video below.
There are local patient representatives available to provide support for patients and families/carer before and after Surgery. Please contact the Oesophago-Gastric Nurse Specialists for further details.
The Oesophageal Patients Association (OPA)
A national charitable organisation providing support and advice for patients and their families/carers who undergo Surgery for Oesophageal cancer.
Big C Cancer Charity Support and Information Centre
The Big C offers many complimentary therapies, financial and emotional support, and support groups for people affected by all types of cancer.
Macmillan Benefits Advice Service
Local advisors who can give support and information regarding money worries.
Cancer Registration: Why it matters and what you need to know.
|Oesophago Gastric Specific|
Your preparation for Gastrectomy. Information for patients and Carers
|Macmillan Support:||Pancreatic Cancer UK:
Pancreatic Enzyme Replacement Therapies