Skin cancer

Your appointment may be:

How to get an appointment

Your GP or other health professional can refer you.

Changing or cancelling your appointment

Phone: 07796 709984 or 07912 488746

Before your appointment

Please bring a list of:

  • medicines you take
  • drug allergies

During your appointment

You'll see a doctor or specialist nurse.

We may perform some tests, including scans and biopsies on the same day.

We'll tell you if you need further tests and investigations and arrange a date for them.

After your appointment

We'll send a letter to your GP with details of the appointment and treatment plan.

We'll book a follow-up appointment if you need one.

Your skin cancer key worker

If you are diagnosed with skin cancer, you'll have a nurse specialist to support you as your key worker.

They'll meet with you and tell you who to contact if you have any concerns between appointments.

Your key worker will:

  • provide information and emotional support during your treatment and for as long as you need afterwards
  • speak to you and your family (if you want) about your type of cancer, treatments and side effects or symptoms
  • give you written information to support what you are told and contact details in case you need to ask any more questions
  • offer practical help, for example arranging extra support at home
  • communicate between members of your family or within your treatment team
  • give you information about support groups and other organisations

Your patient tracker

A patient tracker is a non-medical coordinator who organises your care with us from your first appointment.

Your patient tracker will:

  • help you with non-medical queries and arrange investigations that you need
  • book future appointments and any treatments needed
  • contact you at home with details about investigations and treatments if this information is not available at your clinic appointment
  • keep your doctors and nurse specialist up to date about your care

Last updated: February 2024

Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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