The RNOH aims to be a world-leading orthopaedic hospital with the best patient care and staff experience in the NHS

Sarcoma Unit (part of the London Sarcoma Service)

The RNOH is one of only five designated centres in the country which specialises in the care and treatment of patients who suffer from bone and soft tissue cancers. Treatment includes bespoke endo-prostheses, bone transportation and bone grafting and the RNOH are leaders in limb salvage. Surgeons at the RNOH work with a team of oncologists and other specialists including the on-site Biomedical Engineering Unit, in providing a specially tailored package of care for each patient including surgical investigation, radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

London Sarcoma Service

Consultants and other health professionals at the RNOH have been instrumental in the creation and development of the London Sarcoma Service. The London Sarcoma Service is one of the largest sarcoma services in Europe with an international reputation for providing the highest quality of care to patients with sarcoma. It provides a comprehensive service to patients of all ages from the first consultation, through investigation, to treatment, rehabilitation and follow-up, seeing about 500 new patients with sarcoma each year.

For more information please see the London Sarcoma Service website.

The services offered include:

  • Surgical excision of tumours
  • Limb salvage (an alternative to amputation - the limb is saved and prosthetics are used to replace the diseased part.)
  • Massive replacement - the replacement of the major proportion of the cancer affected limb using custom made prostheses
  • Amputation

Referrals

Referrals can be received from GPs or hospital doctors. For further information on how to refer, please contact the Sarcoma MDT Office on 020 8909 5112 or alternatively, please complete one of the following forms to rno-tr.cancerreferrals@nhs.net:
GP referral form / GP referral form (for GP's out of London)
Tertiary referral form.

Key contacts

Consultant secretaries

Jan Blue – Secretary to Mr Pollock and Dr Dileo
020 3947 0041 / janblue@nhs.net 

Jane Moody – Secretary to Mr Aston
020 3947 0041 / jane.moody@nhs.net

Nicky Saunders – Secretary to Mr Skinner
020 3947 0041 / nicola.saunders@rnoh.nhs.uk

Veronica White – Secretary to Prof Briggs and Mr Gikas
020 3947 0041 / veronica.white@nhs.net

Vibhuti Shah - Secretary to Mr Gerrand
020 8909 5591 / Vibhuti.Shah@nhs.net

Nurse Consultant

Julie Woodford – Nurse Consultant in Cancer and Supportive Care
020 8909 5512 / julie.woodford@nhs.net

Clinical Nurse Specialists

Hannah Baldwin – Clinical Nurse Specialist (children and young adults)
07554 330838 / hannah.baldwin@rnoh.nhs.uk

Millicent Lipshaw - Clinical Nurse Specialist (children and young adults)
07554 330838 / Millicent.lipshaw@nhs.net

Jo Coleman – Clinical Nurse Specialist
020 8909 5710 / joannecoleman@nhs.net

Louise Gillings – Clinical Nurse Specialist
020 8909 5282 / louise.gillings@nhs.net

Nicki Willis – Clinical Nurse Specialist
07920 29 5206 / nicola.willis@nhs.net

Jane Martin - Clinical Nurse Specialist (Spinal)
020 3947 0495 / jane.martin20@nhs.net

Therapies

Jennifer Fulton – Physiotherapy Clinical Specialist in Amputee Rehabilitation (Therapy Lead Amputee and Sarcoma Services)
020 8909 5830 / jennifer.fulton@nhs.net

Joshna Hirani – Sarcoma Occupational Therapist
020 8909 5830 / joshnahirani@nhs.net

Hannah Hughes – Sarcoma Physiotherapist
020 8909 5830 / hannah.hughes8@nhs.net

Consultants - Specialist Interests

Sarcoma

Mr Will Aston - Surgical treatment of arthritis, including cartilage transplantation, arthroscopic knee surgery, knee and hip replacement surgery, complex hip and...
Professor Tim W R Briggs - Bone and soft tissue sarcomas. Complex hip and knee surgery. Complex revision hip and knee surgery. Cartilage transplantation.
Mr Craig Gerrand - Bone and soft tissue tumour surgery, bone and soft tissue sarcoma, metastatic bone disease
Mr Panagiotis Gikas - Primary hip and knee joint replacements including anterior approach hip replacement. Revision hip and knee Joint replacements Complex hip and...
Mr Rob Pollock - Bone tumours, soft tissue sarcoma, primary and revision hip and knee and cartilage transplantation.
Professor John Skinner - Hip replacement and revision surgery. Knee replacement and revision surgery. Bone and soft tissue sarcoma surgery; resection and reconstruction.
Useful documents:Size
Follow-up Guidelines for Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcomas161.79 KB
GP Referral Form410.14 KB
Tertiary referral form118.87 KB
GP referral form (for GP's out of London)53.33 KB
LSESN Second Opinion Policy170.61 KB

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