Cancer Service (Oncology)
North Bristol NHS Trust provides cancer services for a population of 900,000. We diagnose approximately 5,000 new cases of cancer each year, making it one of the largest cancer centres in the South West.
We offer a comprehensive range of specialist services for the safe and effective diagnosis and treatment of cancer. We provide a wide range of care and support services for patients and their families to help them cope with the disease, treatment and living with and beyond cancer.
Cancer services at North Bristol NHS Trust includes the specialties and services of:
- acute oncology
- upper gastro intestinal
We also offer a specialist palliative care service.
Patients with head and neck cancer are treated and supported at University Hospital Bristol NHS Foundation Trust.
Radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatment for most cancers are usually undertaken at the Bristol Haematological and Oncology Centre (BHOC) with the exception for haematology patients and for some patients having oral chemotherapy for other cancers who have their treatment at Southmead.
Our services for cancer patients include support for patients from diagnosis, through investigations, treatment and comprehensive tailored follow up support. We work closely with GP’s and other local and regional providers of services to offer specialist care and psychological, emotional, financial, practical, educational and social support, to people with cancer and their family.
In addition we have the NGS Macmillan Wellbeing Centre. The centre is a hugely valued and well used resource for people living with and beyond a cancer diagnosis, helping them access support and information about their condition and treatment, financial advice, signposting to other services, activities such as walking groups, art and craft groups and complementary therapies and much more. The Wellbeing Centre is open to patients and their families and carers.
North Bristol NHS Trust cancer services place a strong emphasis on supporting patients and their carers throughout their cancer experience and in obtaining feedback from users of the services they experienced and how we can improve the care we provide.