The Skin Cancer Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT)

What is the Multi-Disciplinary Team?

The Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) consists of a team with specialist training and experience in the diagnosis and management of skin cancer. The idea behind an MDT meeting is to streamline and improve continuity of care, with everyone being informed of the overall picture and included in decision making about treatment for individual patients.

Members of the Skin Cancer MDT

MDT Coordinator

Consultant Plastic Surgeons and their teams

Consultant Oncologists

Consultant Dermatologists

Consultant Histopathologists

Consultant Radiologists

Skin Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialists

Clinical Trials Nurse

MDT meetings

The MDT meeting is held every Monday morning to discuss individual patients and their treatment. The MDT may discuss patients at any point in their skin cancer pathway for example:

  • After having a biopsy
  • After having a scan
  • After completing a course of treatment
  • If new symptoms develop

MDT Decisions

Once the MDT has agreed a Treatment Plan an appointment is made for you to discuss this plan.

If you need to access a member of the MDT to discuss your treatment, or if you require further information about any aspect of your diagnosis or care you may contact your Skin Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist.

Treatment at other hospitals

Treatment for Skin cancer is usually carried out at Southmead Hospital, whilst Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy is carried out at the Bristol Oncology Centre. Your Skin Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist at Southmead Hospital will be able to liaise with the Bristol Oncology services on your behalf.

How to contact us:

Skin Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialists

Lynda Knowles

Joanne Watson

Samantha Wells

Claire Lanfear

0117 414 7415

© North Bristol NHS Trust. This edition published May 2022. Review due May 2024. NBT002427

The Skin Cancer Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT)