The radiotherapy team
The Radiotherapy team are here to make your journey from diagnosis to treatment as smooth as possible. You will meet a dedicated, dynamic and specialist team who have specialist expertise in different areas of radiotherapy. Their welcoming and friendly approach, coupled with advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of treatment, side effects and their management, means you can rest assured that you are in highly skilled hands. The team of professionals will all work together to provide a radiotherapy experience that is tailor made to you. We hope to provide a personal approach to your radiotherapy treatment from a small familiar team that will follow you through the whole radiotherapy journey.
The Clinical Oncologist is the doctor who will be responsible for prescribing and helping to plan your radiotherapy treatment. He/she will see you at your initial consultation to discuss radiotherapy as a treatment option. The Clinical Oncologist works alongside the Physicist, Dosimetrist and Therapy Radiographers to design the best radiotherapy treatment for you.
The Clinical Scientist/Physicist work behind the scenes to ensure the safe operation of the Linac. They are involved in the commissioning, calibration and quality assurance of the radiotherapy treatment. They are also involved in the complex process of planning the radiotherapy treatments.
They use complex technology to calculate radiation doses and work closely with the Clinical Scientist/ Physicist to plan your radiotherapy treatment. They are also involved in the Quality Assurance of the Linac and equipment maintenance.
Therapy radiographers are the professionals you will see on a daily basis when you attend for treatment, they operate the radiotherapy equipment. The radiographers are there to support you through the radiotherapy treatment and will give help and guidance on side effects and any concerns you have.
The Centre Administrator will be there to greet you when you attend your radiotherapy appointments. They will help make your time at the Spire Specialist Care Centre as comfortable as possible. They will also be able to help you with any appointment queries. The centre administrators will coordinate your payments and liaise with your insurance company.
A complimentary therapist will also visit the Spire Specialist Care Centre, access to physiotherapy, psychological support, dieticians and Clinical Nurse Specialists will also be available.