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.
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
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