Lung Cancer Specialist Service

There are 2 full time lung cancer nurse specialists providing a specialist nurse service at Southmead Hospital Bristol, Monday to Friday.

The role of the specialist nurse includes, supporting patients through the difficult process of obtaining a diagnosis, as well as offering support, information and advice to patients with lung cancer.

The specialist nurse also coordinates the care of the patients undergoing treatment i.e chemotherapy and radiotherapy, by liaising closely with the patient, Oncologists, Respiratory Physicians, GP’s and district nurses.

As part of the role, the lung cancer nurse specialist attends the oncology out patient clinic every Wednesday, as well as the pleural clinic and the respiratory clinic which are held at Southmead Hospital.