The Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust's Cancer Unit is part of the Mount Vernon Cancer Network. The Network covers a geographical area from North London to mid-Bedfordshire, west to Buckinghamshire and east to Hertfordshire, providing services to a population of two million people. The Mount Vernon Hospital Cancer Centre provides specialist care, including radiotherapy and complex chemotherapy, with the local Cancer Units and the Primary Care Trusts providing routine and on-going care, including chemotherapy.
Oncology services are provided by consultant staff from Mount Vernon, taking part in combined clinics with the Luton and Dunstable hospital staff.
To access the service please visit your GP
The lead clinician for cancer services is Mr. Mike Pittam, Consultant Surgeon.
Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) meetings for all tumour sites are held on a regular basis, mostly weekly, to discuss newly diagnosed or suspected cancer patients. Some MDT meetings participate in video-conferencing with other Network Teams to encourage wider discussion and input to the patient pathway. The MDT Office can be contacted on either: 01582 718 268 or 01582 718 099.
Name, Telephone, Fax
Dr J Ramsay 01582 497236 01582 497237
Dr P Pillai 01582 497083 01582 718073
Sue Gauntlett [CNS] 01582 497153 bleep 139
Consider immediate referral for patients with:
Refer urgently patients with:
Refer urgently for Chest X-ray (the report should be returned within 5 days) for patients with any of the following:
The following patients have a high risk of developing lung cancer:
An urgent referral for a chest X-ray or to a specialist can be considered sooner in these patients (for example, if signs and symptoms have lasted less than 3 weeks)
Please note: when seeking/receiving advice in regard to patient care and making referrals, NHS Connecting for Health Information Governance standards and policies must be adhered to.
Last updated: 20/06/2013
Update due: 20/06/2014