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MDT Coordinators

 

The MDT co-ordinators are responsible for entering all patients with a suspected cancer onto the Somerset Cancer database. This system then allows the co-ordinators to track the patients through out patients, diagnostics and co-ordinate results for discussion at Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) meetings to determine the best outcome decision for each individual patient. 

The role of the co-ordinators is to ensure that patients are tracked proactively in line with cancer performance targets and to prevent breaches of required time frames. In addition they collect local data required for cancer performance targets and escalate any significant issues.

Bowel (colorectal) cancer

We have five colorectal surgeons and one Associate Specialist, who are based at Arrowe Park Hospital (although we do carry out some clinics and surgery at Clatterbridge Hospital). They are supported by two Clinical Nurse Specialists (key workers), one Nurse Consultant, one Advanced Nurse Practitioner and three Stoma Nurses.

The team will get together each week in which all patients with suspected or diagnosed cancer are discussed. Plans for treatment are then agreed.

The team also work in the Endoscopy Unit and carry out diagnostic scopes of the bowel. Sometimes they will take samples of tissue as part of the procedure in order to diagnose your problem.

They also look after patients recovering from major bowel surgery who may need support with their nutrition post operatively. In addition, the team also run specialist clinics for inflammatory bowel disease, anaemia, pelvic floor and functional bowel disorders, abdominal wall hernias, as well as piles and fissures for patients who may need support with their nutrition both pre and post operatively.

The colorectal team are:

Mr C Walsh Consultant Surgeon
Mr J Anderson Consultant Surgeon
Mr L Titu Consultant Surgeon
Mr D Smith Consultant Surgeon
Mr J Wilson Consultant Surgeon

If you require any further information regarding bowel cancer please visit the Macmillan website.

 

 

Mr Liviu Titu

Service Lead

Ext:  8596

CNS

Ext:  2507  Bleep: 2507

MDT Co-ordinator

Ext:  5805

Breast cancer

We have four breast surgeons, who are based at the Wirral Breast Centre at Clatterbridge Hospital. They are supported by four Clinical Nurse Specialists (key workers) and one Advanced Nurse Practitioner.

The team will get together each week in which all patients with suspected or diagnosed breast cancer are discussed. Plans for treatment are then agreed.

The breast unit clinics are within the breast screening unit. This allows the patient to be referred quickly from the screening department and also allows for diagnostic tests to be carried out on your first appointment with a breast surgeon.

Surgical procedures carried out by the breast team include mastectomy and breast reconstruction. They also provide family history clinics and assessment under the national guidance for entry in to the family history screening programme.

The breast team are:

Mrs Maria Callaghan  Consultant Surgeon
Mr Jon Lund  Consultant Surgeon
Mr Sab Poonawala Consultant Surgeon

If you require any further information regarding your breast cancer please visit the Macmillan website.

 

Mr Jon Lund

Service Lead

0151 482 7753

CNS

Ext: 4466/4238/4698/4387

MDT Co-ordinator

Ext: 4387

Skin (dermatology) cancer

The dermatology service has three Consultants, an Associate Specialist and a Clinical Nurse Specialists. The dermatology department is situated at Clatterbridge Hospital and has an out-patient department that provides minor surgery and daily treatment therapies for dermatological conditions.

The multi disciplinary team meets weekly and discusses and agrees diagnosis in order to plan patient treatment.

The team consists of 3 consultants, who are Dr Tan, Dr Hashim and Dr Farrar. They have 2 associate specialists. The team also have Melanie Meredith as the skin cancer support nurse now too


If you require any additional information regarding skin cancer please refer to the British Association of Dermatologists patient information leaflets http://www.bad.org.uk

 

 

Ms Boon Tan

Service Lead

Ext: 4212

CNS

Ext:  5817

MDT Co-ordinator

Ext:  5322

Gynaecology cancer

All clinics, and most surgery, for gynaecological conditions are based at Arrowe Park Hospital, although any complex ovarian surgery is performed at Liverpool Women’s Hospital.

The gynaecology team meets on alternate weeks in which tests and investigations are reviewed and discussed and treatment plans agreed.

Services provided by the unit include, colposcopy clinic, vulval clinic, cancer clinic, pelvic mass clinic and outpatient hysteroscopy service.

The team consists of:

Mr David Rowlands  Consultant Gynaecologist
Mr Patrick Mark Doyle  Consultant Gynaecologist
Miss Nahid Gul  Consultant Gynaecologist
Mr Ash Alam Consultant Gynaecologist
Mr Michael Ellard Consultant Gynaecologist
Mrs Stella Mwenechanya Consultant Gynaecologist

If you require any further information regarding your cancer please visit the following pages on the Macmillan website:

 

Miss Nahid Gul

Service Lead

Ext: 2449

CNS

Ext: 2477

 

MDT Co-ordinator

Ext:  5017

Haematology cancer

The Haematology teams for Wirral University Teaching Hospital and the Countess of Chester Hospital work closely together to provide specialist services to the population of Wirral and Chester.

Our Trust has three Haematology Consultants, one Clinical Nurse Specialist for haematology and one Clinical Nurse Specialist for chemotherapy.

The heamatology department is based on the third floor at Arrowe Park Hospital and has facilities for outpatients, daycase patients and inpatients within the department.

The team meets weekly in which tests and investigations will be reviewed, discussed and treatment plans agreed.

The team consists of:

Dr D Galvani   Consultant Haematologist
Dr R Dasgupta   Consultant Haematologist
Dr B Hammer  Consultant Haematologist

If you require any further information regarding your cancer please visit the following pages on the Macmillan website.:

 

 

Dr Ranjit Dasgupta

Service Lead

Ext:  8069

CNS

Ext:   2722/8948

MDT Co-ordinator

Ext: 5322

Head and neck cancer

We have three ear, nose and throat (ENT) Surgeons, who are based at Arrowe Park Hospital. They are supported by a Clinical Nurse Specialist (key worker).

The team meets weekly in which all patients with suspected or diagnosed cancer are discussed and plans for treatment agreed. Any patient diagnosed with a head and neck cancer at this meeting will be referred to Aintree Hospital for further treatment, as complex head and neck cancer surgery is currently not carried out within this Trust.

The team consists of: 

Mr G O’Sullivan Consultant Surgeon
Mr I Sherman  Consultant Surgeon
Mr V Srinivasan  Consultant Surgeon

If you require any further information regarding head and neck cancer please visit the Macmillan website.

 

Mr Venkat Srinivasan

Service Lead

Ext:  2294

CNS

Ext 8528

MDT Co-ordinator

Ext: 5322

Lung Cancer

Our local lung cancer team consists of local chest physicians, specialist nurses, radiologists, pathologists and close links to Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital,  Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology and Hospice services. We meet weekly as a team to discuss on-going management of all patients under our care (this includes consultant surgical and oncology colleagues).

 

Following referral to the service all cases are reviewed prior to the first outpatient appointment by one of our respiratory consultants. If required a CT scan is organised on receipt of referral; images reviewed with the clinical information supplied and further investigations are booked from a virtual review clinic on a daily basis.  If investigations are requested patients are contacted by one of our lung specialist nurses to explain the process and contact information is given.

 

Locally we offer a full range of diagnostic tests including bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS), dedicated pleural clinic and medical thoracoscopy. If required we will arrange the most appropriate test to investigate possible lung cancer. Very occasionally we may need to arrange investigations at another hospital if we cannot arrange locally. You may also require detailed lung function testing or occasionally exercise testing which are arranged in our dedicated respiratory laboratory.

 

As part of standard investigation and treatment you may be asked to be involved in clinical trials which are run locally. This will be explained at your outpatient appointments.

 

If you require any further information regarding your lung cancer please visit:

 

Members of Lung Cancer MDT

 

Consultant Chest Physicians:

Dr A Wight (Lung Cancer lead physician)
Dr Z Wahbi
Dr J Corless
Dr N Stevenson.                 
Dr H Tan
Dr C Paxton

 

Lung cancer Nurse specialists-

Kay Hughes


Consultant Thoracic Surgeons:           
           
Mr M Shackcloth
Mr S Woolley

 

Consultant Oncologists:

Dr A Pope

 

Consultant Radiologists:
  
Dr V Williamson                   
Dr D Hughes                                   

Dr Y Jones

 

Consultant Histopathologists/Cytologists:                   

Dr K Gumparthy

 

Palliative Medicine:
  
Dr. C Hayle.

 

 

Dr A Wight

Service Lead

Ext:

CNS

Ext:  2557

MDT Co-ordinator

 

Ext:  5325

Upper gastrointestinal cancer (UGI)

The upper gastrointestinal cancer team consists of two consultants. The team has the support of two Clinical Nurse Specialists.

The team will meet every week. All patients with suspected or diagnosed UGI cancer are discussed and their plans for treatment agreed. Any patient diagnosed with a UGI cancer at this weekly meeting is referred to Aintree Hospital for further treatment, as UGI cancer surgery is currently not carried out at this Trust.

The team consists of:

Mr A Masters   Consultant Surgeon
Mr S Javed  Consultant Surgeon

If you require any further information regarding your UGI cancer please visit:

 

Mr Javed

Service Lead

Ext:

CNS (UGI)

Ext: 2898/ 7312

MDT Co-ordinator

Ext:  5337

Acute Oncology

 

The Acute Oncology Team (AOT) ensures that cancer patients who are admitted to our hospital have optimal management of their treatment, or cancer related complication, with timely discharge and onward referral to oncology/palliative care services.

If a patient presents with a new cancer diagnosis, but doesn’t currently fit on an existing cancer pathway, they will have a quick assessment and appropriate investigation of their condition with a rapid decision on management. This will be done as follows:

  • Defining standardised patient pathways for common presentations
  • Cooperation with medical, surgical, haematological and urgent care services to deliver robust clinical protocols for emergent problems
  • Cooperation with radiology and pathology services to deliver a rapid diagnostic pathway
  • Education and training to raise standards
  • Prospective data collection and real-time performance management
  • Regular clinical audit
  • Implementation of local, national and international directives
  • Engagement with clinical research protocols where feasible
  • Provision of comprehensive information to patients and carers
  • Involvement of patients and carers in appraisal and redesign of the service

The Acute Oncology Team has two part time consultants:
Dr Richard Griffiths and Dr Eliyaz Ahmed.

The Team also has one full time Clinical Nurse Specialist.

 

Dr R Griffiths

Service Lead

 

Ext: 2392

 

 

 

Adminstrator

 

Ext: 2920

Urology cancer

The urology team consists of 8 Consultant Urologists Mr Snehal Patel and Mr James Glendenning, 3 Uro Oncology Nurses and 3 ANP. The team also have patients referred from Isle of Man and North Wales.

The urology team have clinics at Arrowe Park Hospital, Clatterbridge Hospital and Victoria Central Health Centre. Surgery is carried out at both Arrowe Park and Clatterbridge Hospitals.

The urology team will have weekly meetings for all the speciality areas within urology. These areas include; kidney, bladder, prostate, penile and testicular.

We are the specialist urology team for the south Mersey region. Patients from the Countess of Chester Hospital and Warrington Hospital will be referred here to our Trust. If you are diagnosed with penile cancer, we may refer you to the Christie Hospital in Manchester for your procedure.

The team consists of: 

Mr N Parr   Consultant Urologist
Mr R Stephenson    Consultant Urologist
Mr P Kutarski    Consultant Urologist
Mr A Cliff    Consultant Urologist
Mr M Kumar      Consultant Urologist
Mr N Nambi  Consultant Urologist

If you require any further information regarding your urology cancer please visit:

 

Mr N Parr

Service Lead

Ext:  2233

CNS

Ext:  2675

MDT Co-ordinator

SMDT

Ext:  5321

MDT Co-ordinator

Local

Ext:  5017

Cancer Management Team

 

The Cancer Management team consists of The Cancer Manager (Lynsey Gorman), Clinical Lead (Liviu Titu), Macmillan Lead Cancer Nurse, (Dawn Miller) and Data Manager (Evelyn Roganski,) together they are responsible for driving the implementation of the National Cancer Strategy at a local level and ensuring that cancer services delivered at WUTH are of a high quality. 

 

 

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Lead Cancer Clinician

The Lead Clinician is responsible for the clinical organisation, leadership and delivery of cancer within the Trust.

Mr Liviu Titu

Ext 8596

 

 

Macmillan Lead Cancer Nurse

The Lead Cancer Nurse works with the Cancer Services Manager and the Lead Cancer Clinician to ensure the delivery of the NHS Cancer plan and promote the survivorship agenda for patients living with and beyond cancer. To provide professional nursing advice and leadership to the cancer Clinical Nurse Specialists within WUTH supporting the delivery of a high quality, patient centred cancer care. The Macmillan Lead Cancer Nurse manages and work alongside the Macmillan Cancer Information centre to ensure patients and carers across the organisation are supported with the information they require.  

 

Dawn Miller

Ext 4522

 

Cancer Services Manager

The Cancer Services Manager provides a Trust wide focus for directorate and service specific managers.  Responsibilities include the implementation of national cancer service standards and the implementation of action plans resulting from cancer services peer review process.

Lynsey Gorman

Ext 5105    

 

Cancer Data Manager

The Cancer Data Manager is responsible for data relating to cancer for patients referred, diagnosed and treated at Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and timely submission of accurate and quality data to the National Cancer Registry and National Audits. 

Evelyn Rogansky

Ext 5324

The Wirral Hepatobiliary (HPB) Service

 

The Wirral Hepatobiliary (HPB) Service was introduced in 2008, is the only dedicated HPB cancer team within the Merseyside & Cheshire region and is a member of the Merseyside & Cheshire HPB Clinical Network Group.  The team is comprised of four Consultants (Drs Singhal, Lekharaju, Noorullah & Kia), 2 x Clinical Nurse Specialists and a valued support team consisting of Consultant Secretaries, MDT co-ordinator and administration clerk, all working collaboratively with health care professionals local and regionally, patients and their families.

 

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a non-tertiary centre, working in close collaboration with the specialist regional centres which include University Hospital Aintree (suspected primary cancers affecting the liver, gall bladder or the bile duct (above the cystic duct)) and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital (suspected primary cancers affecting the pancreas and the bile duct (below the cystic duct)).  For patients requiring chemotherapy, effective collaboration with Clatterbridge Cancer Centre is also required again, ensuring timely referral for consultation and treatment. 

 

Patients are referred to the Wirral HPB service in the event of:

  • Suspected cancer of the liver, gall bladder, bile duct, pancreas, duodenum
  • Indeterminate lesion / dysplastic nodules
  • Intra-ductal papillary neoplasm (IPMN)
  • Follicular nodular hyperplasia (FNH)
  • Adenoma / Haemangioma / Complex liver cysts

Following referral, discussion of the patient’s case at the appropriate MDT is arranged.   

 

Surveillance programmes are in operation for those with potentially pre-cancerous lesions including:

  • intra-ductal papillary neoplasm (IPMN) (approximately 194 patients under active monitoring)
  • Indeterminate lesion / dysplastic nodules, follicular nodular hyperplasia (FNH), adenoma, haemangioma, complex liver cysts

To refer to this service, please direct a detailed letter (which should include information regarding the reason for referral, past medical history, current medication, performance status and patient insight) to Joanne Kirkham (Secretary to Dr Singhal / Lekharaju), Second floor, Arrowe Park Hospital.

 

Dr Amit Singhal

Service Lead

Ext: 2823

CNS (HPB)

Ext: 7305/2854

MDT Co-ordinator

Ext:  5337

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