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Fiona has worked in private healthcare for over 10 years, her background is in business development, marketing and administration. She joined Spire Healthcare in 2017 and has overseen significant change within the centre, namely the opening of the chemotherapy unit in 2017 and the move of pharmacy in 2018 from the hospital to the centre. Fiona is supported by a highly trained team of professionals who are experts in their chosen field.
Amy qualified as a therapeutic radiographer with a BSc (hons) Therapeutic Radiography in 2005. She worked for a number of years as a therapy radiographer in the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre before taking on an opportunity to be one of the core team members developing the first radiotherapy centre in Spire. This was a fantastic challenge, developing the patient pathways, protocols and procedures which has seen the making of a patient centred radiotherapy service. Amy has also helped project manage the CHKS ISO 9001:2015 accreditation and certification. This demonstrates Amy and the team's commitment to always providing a quality radiotherapy service with governance and safety at its centre.
Amy is committed to continually developing professionally and is currently working towards her MSc Enhanced Radiotherapy and Oncology practice. She has a particular interest in Image Guided Radiotherapy of which she has completed a post graduate masters module in Image Guided Radiotherapy Verification.
Aly has been nursing since 1992 – she trained in the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, and initially worked in a specialist urological surgery unit in UCL London. Aly has a urological nursing and stoma care qualification and also has intensive care experience.
Aly moved into Oncology Nursing in 1999 and worked at Velindre Hospital in Cardiff, in both palliative care and chemotherapy - becoming the manager of the chemotherapy day unit. She joined Spire in 2009, initially working on the ward, and then as the Outpatient Department Manager. Aly became the Oncology Lead for Spire Bristol in 2011, moving to Spire South Bank in Worcester in 2015 to work on, and subsequently manage, the chemotherapy unit.
In 2017 Aly returned to Bristol to set up and manage the Chemotherapy Unit at Spire Oncology Centre Bristol. She is also a member of the Cancer Standards Working Group for Spire Healthcare. Aly was awarded a First Class Honours Degree in Cancer Nursing Practice by the Royal Marsden in 2018.
Joanna is a Registered Clinical Scientist with the Health and Care Professions Council and also an Associate Member of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM). She studied Physics at the University of Bristol at undergraduate and postgraduate level, gaining a PhD in Physics in 2003. After that, she went on to specialise in Medical Physics, completing an MSc in Medical Physics from the University of Exeter and a Diploma in Clinical Science based in Bath in 2005.
Joanna worked as a Radiotherapy Physicist in the NHS for nine years before joining Spire in 2014. Alongside clinical work, Joanna has lectured in Radiotherapy Physics at the University of Bath and The Open University.
Therapy Radiographers are specially trained to use the equipment required to plan and deliver radiotherapy. They see patient’s daily throughout their treatment and help support the patients with any side effects or issues they may have during radiotherapy. They work very closely with the patient’s clinical oncologist. We have a very highly skilled team of therapy radiographers who all have post graduate qualifications. We also have two radiographers who specialise in radiotherapy review and they will see patients weekly during treatment to assess and help manage radiotherapy side effects.
Assistant Practitioners provide support to the Therapy Radiographers and carry out the radiotherapy treatment and planning. They see patient’s daily through their radiotherapy treatment.
The chemotherapy team also consists of chemotherapy nurses who administer the chemotherapy and immunotherapy on the unit. They also manage the 24 hour on call helpline service and assist in clinics.
Our healthcare assistant is able to chaperone and assist during consultant clinics, and also support the chemotherapy unit when required.
The clinical administrator is responsible for managing the day to day administration of the clinical team – obtaining insurance authorisation for treatments, booking appointments and managing the paperwork.
The Oncology Pharmacy team moved into the Spire Oncology Centre in January 2019 and consists of two trained oncology pharmacists and one pharmacy technician. They are available to provide specialist pharmacological guidance to patients and consultants during all parts of their pathway.
The Clinical Oncologist is the doctor who will be responsible for prescribing and helping to plan your radiotherapy treatment. They 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 Medical Oncologist is the doctor who will be responsible for prescribing and helping to plan your chemotherapy treatment. They will see you at your initial consultation to discuss chemotherapy and/or immunotherapy options.
The Clinical Scientist/Radiotherapy Physicist works behind the scenes to ensure the safe operation of the radiotherapy equipment. They are involved in the commissioning, calibration and quality assurance of the radiotherapy equipment. They are also involved in the complex process of planning and checking the radiotherapy treatments.
The dosimetrist is part of the Physics team and works closely with the Oncologist to design individual radiotherapy treatment plans for the patient. Using computerised planning software, they will work out the best way to deliver the radiation to the treatment area while minimising the dose to surrounding healthy tissue to minimise side effects. They are also involved in the quality assurance of the radiotherapy equipment.
The Centre Administrator will be there to greet you when you attend your radiotherapy appointments. They will help make your time at the Spire Oncology 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.
Complimentary therapists will also visit the Spire Oncology Centre to delivery a variety of supportive services. Access to physiotherapy, psychological support, dietitians and Clinical Nurse Specialists will also be available.
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