Referral

If a brain tumour is suspected, patients will be referred  to the regional Neuro Oncology specialist surgical unit at the Royal Victoria Hospital or the Northern Ireland Cancer Centre by their GP or local hospital.

The Regional Neuro Oncology Service provides services for the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumours and spinal neurological tumours. 

The Regional Neuro oncology Multidisciplinary Team Meeting

The Regional Neuro-oncology Multidisciplinary Meeting is held on Friday afternoon in the Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast. Members of the team come together to discuss patients referred from across NI who have had investigations for a suspected brain or spinal tumour.

The team discuss results from your recent investigations and this will help the Neuro-oncology team make decisions regarding your treatment plan. 

The team’s decision will be discussed with you either at your next appointment, or be conveyed to the local hospital team or to the GP involved in your care. 

You will be involved in the final decision regarding your treatment.  Your GP will also be informed of this treatment plan.