Community clinics

Head and neck cancer

Community head and neck team (CHANT) clinics

Address: CHANT office, Waldron health centre, Amersham Vale, London SE14 6LD

Phone: 020 3049 2350

Email: [email protected]

We answer calls and emails from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

If you cannot attend your appointment, please tell us as soon as possible.

Our service is for anyone with head and neck cancer who has a GP in south east London. It does not matter which hospital you're having treatment at.

How we support you

CHANT provides specialist advice and rehabilitation for people with head and neck cancer. We also have a psychology service.

We offer support with:

  • breathing changes and altered airways (following a laryngectomy or tracheostomy)
  • emotional wellbeing
  • fatigue (tiredness) and pain
  • finances, work and lifestyle
  • movement of your neck, shoulders and jaw
  • nutrition (including by a feeding tube if you have one)
  • oral hygiene (looking after your teeth and mouth)
  • referral to community health and social care services
  • swallowing, speech and communication

Our team

Our team includes:

  • clinical nurse specialists
  • dietitians
  • a clinical psychologist
  • speech and language therapists
  • physiotherapists
  • therapy assistants
  • administrative staff

We work with your GP and other services involved in your care.

You'll have appointments at your local clinic during your recovery. We may see you in your home if needed.

How we refer you

If you've had radiotherapy, your hospital team will refer you to CHANT before you finish treatment. Your first appointment will be with our dietitian and nurse a week after you finish. This appointment takes place at the Cancer Centre at Guy's. After this, we'll offer you an appointment at one of our local clinics.

After surgery, your hospital team will refer you to CHANT when you leave hospital, if needed.

If you've had chemotherapy or other treatments, your Guy's Cancer team will refer you to CHANT, if needed.

Community locations

Eltham community hospital
30 Passey Place, London SE9 5DQ
Monday, 1pm to 5pm

Lakeside medical practice
Yarnton Way, London SE2 9LH
Tuesday, 1pm to 5pm

Waldron health centre
Suite 9, Waldron Health Centre, Amersham Vale, London SE14 6LD
Tuesday, 1pm to 5pm

Beckenham Beacon
379 Croydon Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 3QL
Wednesday, 8am to 5pm

Artesian health centre
138 Grange Road, London SE1 3GF
Thursday, 1pm to 5pm

Royal Arsenal medical centre
21 Arsenal Way, Royal Arsenal, London SE18 6TE
Thursday, 1pm to 5pm (every 2 weeks)

The Whittington centre
11-13 Rutford Road, London SW16 2DQ
Friday, 8am to 5pm

St Christophers
Caritas House, Tregony Road, Orpington, Kent BR6 9XA
Friday, 8am to 5pm (every 2 weeks)

Last updated: September 2023

Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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