Multi-disciplinary team

In order to provide the highest quality of care, skin cancer is treated by a team of specialists who work together in a multi-disciplinary team (MDT). The team includes:  

• Consultant Dermatologists
• Clinical Oncologists
• Consultant Plastic Surgeons
• Consultant Pathologists
• Radiologists
• Dermatology Nurse Practitioner
• Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNSs)
• Palliative Care Team
• Allied Health Professionals
• Administration Staff

The Skin Cancer MDT meets every Thursday in the Belfast City Hospital to discuss complex cases of patients with suspected or confirmed skin cancer. Detailed discussions between relevant specialists takes place, looking at all the available results for each skin cancer patient  to ensure that the best treatment plan possible has been agreed. A record of this discussion will be sent by a letter to the patient's GP following this meeting. Members of the specialist skin cancer team from both the Belfast and South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust attend this meeting.

For more information about the MDT click here.