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Access to our Cancer services

If you have been diagnosed with cancer or have a relative or friend that has, it will be important for you to know the options available for treatment and how to access them. You may be seeking a second opinion or a greater understanding of your diagnosis. Our Macmillan accredited chemotherapy suite can offer you the very best treatment possible in a comfortable, caring and supportive environment with your care delivered by an experienced oncology team.


How do I access treatment?

Referrals for treatment at Spire Leicester Hospital’s Chemotherapy Suite are made through your GP or through your hospital consultant.

After the first consultation with the oncologist, if you require treatment, you will also have further discussions with a chemotherapy nurse. The nurse will discuss what treatment is involved, how to manage any side effects and give written information packs. You will also be given 24 hour contact numbers.

Our chemotherapy unit provides intravenous and oral chemotherapy, bisphosphonates and other anti-cancer treatments such as monoclonal antibodies, for example, Herceptin, Avastin and Cetuximab.

You can be treated in our hospital even if you don't have private medical insurance. With fixed price agreed in advance and through the "top up" system for additional drugs not available in the NHS such as Avastin.

The service currently delivers approximately 1,800 doses of chemotherapy treatment a year, to patients who have private medical insurance and patients who opt to pay for their treatment.


Spire Leicester Hospital is a colorectal and breast cancer accredited centre and have been awarded the Macmillan Quality Environment Mark. Our chemotherapy service also follows local NHS cancer related guidelines.

We are registered with and regulated by Care Quality Commission and inspected regularly. In addition, Spire Healthcare also reviews clinical standards through regular internal audit.