Key members of the Radiotherapy Team:

  • Clinical Oncologist: A doctor that is trained in the use of radiotherapy and chemotherapy to treat cancer. They are responsible for overall patient care. Clinical Oncologists are supported by Specialist Registrars and Associate Specialists.
  • Therapy Radiographers: Male and female staff that are trained to deliver radiotherapy treatment and help patients cope with the daily physical and psychological demands of having radiotherapy. They work closely with the clinical oncologist and physicist.
  • Clinical Specialist Radiographers: Staff (brain, head & neck, breast and gynae, lung cancer and urology specialists) that are responsible for the coordination of the radiotherapy treatment and management of treatment related side effects.
  • Review radiographer: Staff that is responsible for the clinical assessment and management of reactions. He/she liaise closely with the clinical oncologist, clinical specialist radiographer, treatment radiographers and other health care professionals.
  • Phlebotomist: Staff that are trained to draw blood from a patient for clinical or medical testing.
  • Information and Support Radiographer: Staff that support patients throughout radiotherapy. Patients or their carers can self-refer to this service or be referred by a healthcare professional for information. There are also information leaflets available.
  • Student Radiographers: The Cancer Centre is a training centre for therapeutic radiography students who may be present during treatment planning or treatment. Students will not be responsible for any part of treatment and will always be working under the supervision of fully trained radiographers. Patients can choose not have students present if they wish.
  • Physicists: Radiation experts that help to plan radiotherapy treatment. They also ensure the accuracy of the radiotherapy equipment used in the department.
  • Mould Room Technicians: Staff that produce moulds, tissue equivalent materials and special shielding as requested by the Clinical Oncologist.
  • Radiotherapy Nurses: Staff that provide wound and symptom management and liaison with district nursing as required.
  • Other members may include: Dieticians, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers and the palliative medicine team.