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Gynaecological Oncology

 

Who are we?

The Northern Gynaecological Oncology Centre (NGOC) Team at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead is a unique team.

The medical team consists, at Consultant level, of five Consultant Gynaecological Oncologists. The consultant team works alongside the specialist junior doctor team which is made up of two Subspecialty fellows, three Clinical Research fellows, two Clinical fellows and one Clinical Teaching fellow. 

The senior (NGOC) Nursing team consists of two Gynaecological Oncology Clinical Nurse specialists, one Colposcopy Nurse Specialist and Ward-based as well as Clinic-based senior specialist Nursing staff. They are supported by a team of Nurses and Health Care Assistants who are committed to working in Gynaecological-oncology.

However, we are just a small part of the wider Multi-disciplinary team at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Regional Northern Gynae-Oncology network. In particular the NGOC works closely with colleagues in medical oncology, clinical oncology, pathology, radiology, clinical nurse specialists, palliative care, gastro-intestinal surgeons, vascular surgeons, urologists and hepato-biliary surgeons.

Where are we?

The NGOC team is based on our specialist Ward in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead. Many patients are admitted on the day of surgery to the Peter Smith Centre in the same wing of the hospital.

 www.qegateshead.nhs.uk/petersmithsurgerycentre

All our out-patients clinics (for patients with cancer/suspected cancer/pre-cancer /colposcopy/ vulval skin surveillance) are presently held in the “Colposcopy clinic” in the Purple zone of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

www.qegateshead.nhs.uk/findus

What do we do?

In 1948, the NGOC was the first UK gynaecological cancer centre to be established. The NGOC provides a specialist commissioned Level 3 gynaecological cancer service. This service provides care for women who live within the region covered by Northern Cancer Alliance. The Northern Cancer Alliance patient catchment area extends across the North and the North East of England and includes Cumbria. This covers a population of approximately 2.6 million people (photo of catchment area attached) 

The vision of the NGOC is “Taking care, transforming lives, driving advances and delivering excellence for every woman with gynaecological cancer”. To fulfil this vision, we have a dedicated team offering individualised care.

 Central to care are the I.C.O.R.E. values-based behaviour of the Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust: Innovation, Care, Openness, Respect and Engagement.

Our mission for providing care is centred on three pillars: Care of patients, Care of each other, Care of tomorrow. 

This mission underpins our expertise in teaching, training, and research. The NGOC has a strong track record of successful career progression to Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist Posts for our subspecialty trained gynaecological oncology trainees. Indeed, all of our present Consultant Gynaecological Oncologists trained in our internationally renowned unit.

Call us on 0191 482 0000

In emergencies dial 999 / Non-emergencies dial 111

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