Cancer teams

Cancer teams

We have multiple teams who specialise in diagnosing and treating specific cancers.

Cancer teams

We have multiple teams who specialise in diagnosing and treating specific cancers. These are:

  • Acute Oncology
  • Breast
  • Cancer of Unknown Primary/Malignancy of Unknown Origin
  • Colorectal
  • Gynaecology
  • Haematology
  • Head and Neck
  • Hepatobiliary
  • Lung
  • Skin
  • Thyroid
  • Upper Gastrointestinal
  • Urology
  • Chemotherapy Day Units
  • Palliative Care Team
  • Rapid Diagnostic Service who manage vague symptoms which may be cancer

In line with regional and national best practice, we also provide a diagnostic service, led by our MSK radiology team to use imaging assessment of bone and soft tissue lesions. The soft tissue and bone sarcoma services are run on a regional (Leeds) and supra-regional (Birmingham) basis respectively.

Multidisciplinary Teams (MDTs)

Every person with a suspected or confirmed cancer is cared for by a team of healthcare professionals knows as the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT). All MDTs include:

  • Cancer Nurse Specialist/s
  • Physicians
  • Radiologists
  • Pathologists
  • Surgeons
  • Oncologists
  • Research Nurses
  • Dietitians
  • Physiotherapists
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Radiographers

The MDT meet regularly to discuss patients who have a cancer diagnosis and decide the most appropriate treatment plans.

Other professionals who may be involved in your care can include:

  • GPs
  • Palliative Care Team
  • District Nurse
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Clinical Psychologist

Cancer Management Team

The Cancer Management Team (CMT) is part of the Access Booking and Choice department within the Trust’s Emergency and Elective Services Division.

CMT oversees and manages cancer performance at the Trust, working closely with our Commissioning managers and Primary Care colleagues. We ensure close liaison with other providers across the Yorkshire region, especially at the Leeds Cancer Centre, our main tertiary partner. We work closely with third-sector organisations such as Macmillan, Age UK, Yorkshire Cancer Research, Cancer Research UK AND Public Health and others who strive to improve services and ensure holistic care for patients living with and beyond cancer.

CMT connects the Trust’s 14 Tumour-Site Specific Groups (TSSGs) and their multidisciplinary teams (MDTs), working closely with Clinical Leads and Nurse Specialists. We also manage the Cancer Administration Team including MDT Coordinators, Cancer Trackers and the Fast-Track Team.

Our Cancer Services Management Team is made up of the following members:

  • Michelle Beaumont – Lead Cancer Manager
  • Dr Nick Spencer – Associate Medical Director for Cancer
  • Keely Clawson – Lead Cancer Nurse
  • Craig Nelson – Cancer Access and Performance Manager
  • Jacob Brown – Assistant Cancer Access and Performance Manager
  • Luke Elmer – Cancer Information Manager
  • Andrea Jackson – Senior Cancer Data Quality Officer
  • Kerry Holmes – Service Improvement Lead
  • Jeanette Riley – Cancer Management Team Co-ordinator
  • Kimberley Priestley – Macmillan Information and Support Manager

Macmillan Cancer Support Centre

The Macmillan Information Pod was established in 2015 and is based at Level D, Pinderfields Hospital. The Centre can offer advice, support and information to anyone affected by cancer. You can find more information on the Macmillan Cancer Support Centre page.