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

Contact numbers for the above teams can be found on the Macmillan Cancer Support Centre page under the 'Cancer nursing teams' tab.

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 Co-ordinators, Cancer Trackers and the Fast-Track Team.

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

Keely Clawson Keely Clawson – Lead Cancer Nurse

Craig Nelson Craig Nelson – Patient Service Manager for Cancer

Jill Kenworthy Jill Kenworthy – Deputy Lead Cancer Nurse

Amanda Albaladejomarcio – Cancer Information Manager

Andrea Jackson – Senior Cancer Data Quality Manager

Jeanette Riley Jeanette Riley – Cancer Project Manager

Jo King – Cancer Management Team Co-ordinator

Kimberley Priestley Kimberley Priestley – Macmillan Information and Support Manager

Kellie Forsythe Kellie Forsyth - Cancer Educator

Amy Roden Amy Roden - Active Together Programme Manager

Karl McCarthy-Bell - Project and Data Support Officer

Danny Mincher Danny Mincher - Assistant Cancer Access and Performance 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.

Additionally, the service at The Rosewood Centre, Dewsbury opened in 2022. This is open Monday to Friday from 8am-4pm.

The Macmillan team can be contacted via email to midyorks.macmillan.infocentre@nhs.net and the team members are shown below.

You can find more information on the Macmillan Cancer Support Centre page.

Kimberley Priestley - Macmillan Information and Support Service Manager

 Kimberley Priestley 

Joanna Henwood - Macmillan Welfare Rights Advisor

 Joanna Henwood 

Laura Adamson - Macmillan Information Centre Co-ordinator

 Laura Adamson 

Amanda McMahon - Macmillan Information Centre Co-ordinator

 Amanda McMahon 

Craig Plumb - Macmillan Information Centre Co-ordinator

 Craig Plumb