Lower Gastrointestinal cancer services at Bedford Hospital are provided by the Lower Gastrointestinal Team which consists of Consultants and Clinical Nurse Specialists.
The Consultants and Clinical Nurse Specialists are:
Mr M Wilde 01234 355 122 ext:2195 Max.Wilde@bedfordhospital.nhs.uk
Mr A Eldin 01234 355 122 ext:5505 Ahmed.Eldin@bedfordhospital.nhs.uk
Miss K Bevan 01234 355 122 ext: 5692 Katharine.email@example.com
Mr D Skipper 01234 355 122 ext: 2199 David.Skipper@bedfordhospital.nhs.uk
Following referral under the 2 week rule, patients will be seen in outpatients by a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon or another member of the team with 1-2 weeks.
In May 2010, a dedicated breast and bowel cancer centre was created to offer patients a 'one stop' service. The purpose built facility, based in main outpatients, contains diagnostic and clinical facilities meaning that patients with suspected breast or bowel cancer can have diagnostic tests, results and consultations in the same place and in many cases, on the same day.
The new centre makes the service more efficient and convenient for anxious patients, and means that any treatment required can begin as soon as possible. The new clinic also creates extra capacity which will reduce waiting times for patients with suspected breast or bowel cancer
Outpatient clinics take place:
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All patients can be referred; particularly those covered by the Anglia Cancer Network area - NHS Bedfordshire residents in North and East Bedfordshire.
Refer urgently patients:
Offer patients with ulcerative colitis or a history of ulcerative colitis a follow-up plan agreed with a specialist in an effort to detect colorectal cancer in this high risk group.
Patients outside of the Anglia Cancer Network area are usually referred to Hospitals within their Cancer Network area. NHS Bedfordshire residents living in North and East Bedfordshire are included under the Anglia Cancer Network.
South Bedfordshire patients are included under the Mount Vernon Cancer Network and usually referred to the Luton & Dunstable Hospital.
CG27 Referral for suspected cancer: full guideline
CG27 Referral for suspected cancer: quick reference guide
CG27 Referral for suspected cancer: information for the public
CG27 Referral for suspected cancer: NICE guideline
Lower Gastrointestinal Cancer NHS Choices:
Beating Bowel Cancer:
Bowel Cancer UK:
Cancer Research UK - Bowel Cancer:
Health Talk Online:
Health Talk Online - Screening:
Lab Tests Online:
Lynn's Bowel Cancer Campaign:
Macmillan Cancer Support - Bowel Cancer:
NHS Cancer Screening Programmes
World Cancer Research Fund
Bowel Cancer Campaign
Beating Bowel Cancer Website
Bowel Cancer UK Website
South Asian Cancer Awareness Campaign
Be Clear on Cancer Campaign
Anglia Cancer Network - for residents from Norfolk, Suffolk,
Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire
Last updated: 10/10/2012
Update due: 10/10/2013