Upper Gastrointestinal Specialist Nurse Led Service

The Macmillan Upper Gastrointestinal Specialist Nurse Led Service provides a service to patients, their family and friends, that have been diagnosed with, undergoing investigations or are currently having treatment for an upper gastro-intestinal cancer.

The Nurses offer support and advise to patients that have been diagnosed with any of the below cancers throughout their entire pathway:

  • Oesophageal
  • Gastric (stomach)
  • Duodenal (small bowel)
  • Liver
  • Pancreas
  • Gallbladder
  • Biliary

They can:

  • provide advice face to face and over the telephone
  • support you, your family and carers at time of diagnosis and afterwards
  • discuss treatment options and support you in coming to important decisions
  • offer specialist advice to other health care professionals
  • answer any questions you may have about your treatment and care
  • liaise with the community teams in order to support you at home
  • assist you if any complications arise whilst you are under our care