MSCC - Professional Information

You will need to complete the online referral form and return it via the referral submit button. In addition, you will need to forward all relevant images via IEP.

Between the hours of 9.00am and 5.00pm our MSCC co-ordinator will receive your referral and will process it to ensure all relevant information/imaging is included. The coordinator will then contact you to advise of the likely timescale for discussion with the on-call spinal surgeon.

Outside of these hours the automated response from the RNOH will provide a contact number and further instructions.

NB Please note that telephone conversations and opinions provided following referral, will be recorded and transcribed as part of the patient record.

Useful Contact Information

RNOH Switchboard
020 3947 0100
MSCC Co-ordinator
Stacey Evangelides 020 8909 5739
Scanning Department
020 8909 5801
Operational Manager
Jason McKee 020 8909 5711
Bed Management
Craig Binch 020 3947 0100 bl 741

Local MSCC Co-ordinator Service Details

Trust MSCC Coordinator Service Contact Details
Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trusts
  • King George’s Hospital
  • Queen’s Romford
At all times: 01708 435 0000 ext 6177
Barts Health NHS Trust
  • Barts Cancer Centre
  • Royal London Hospital
  • Newham University Hospital
  • Whipps Cross
At all times: On Call Radiotherapy registrar at Barts Cancer Centre 07786 118 349, or bleep via switchboard 0207377 7000
Homerton University Hospital Foundation NHS Trust At all times: On Call Radiotherapy registrar at Barts Cancer Centre 07786 118 349, or bleep via switchboard 0207377 7000
Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Barnet General Hospital
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm: Acute oncology CNS 07432 637 195
Out of hours: Mount Vernon Hospital Oncology SpR on call 01438 314333
  • Chase Farm Hospital
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm: Acute oncology CNS 07432 637 195
Out of hours: North Middlesex Hospital Oncology SpR on call 020 8887 2000
North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust Mon-Fri 9am-5pm: 07436 036 512
Out of hours: Oncology SpR on call via switchboard 020 8887 2000
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust Mon-Fri 9am-5pm: Acute oncology CNS 020 7794 0500 Blp 2237
Out of hours: clinical oncologist consultant on call via switchboard
University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Mon-Fri 9am-5pm: Acute Oncology Specialty Doctor on 0845 1555 000 Bleep 2070, or mobile 077 8998 0371
Out of hours: On Call Clinical Oncology SpR via switchboard 0845 1555 000
Whittington Health Mon-Fri 9am-5pm: 020 7272 3070 blp 3392
Out of hours: Contact UCLH Consultant oncologist on call via switchboard
Tel: 084 5155 5000 or 020 3456 7890
Princess Alexandra Hospital Mon-Fri 9am-7pm: Dr Gordon Read 079 6976 2597
Out of hours: Contact the North Middlesex Hospital Oncology SpR on call via 020 8887 2000

Treatment

Treatment options will include

  • Oncology (locally) without surgical intervention
  • Bracing (locally if available)
  • Surgical intervention – either at RNOH or referring hospital

Surgical options will include kyphoplasty, vertebroplasty or other operative intervention as per the clinical opinion provided by the RNOH spinal surgeon.

Surgery

If the patient is accepted for further management at RNOH, the MSCC coordinator will liaise with the RNOH and local bed management teams and arrangements made for transfer.

The MSCC co-ordinator will be responsible for working through the logistics of the admission with the bed management and clinical teams.

The MSCC co-ordinator will liaise with the surgeon and the scheduler to plan the admission and surgery.

Transfer / Repatriation

The referring Trust is responsible for making transport arrangements for the transfer of the patient as requested/directed by the RNOH team. If the patient is considered to have an unstable spine this information must be provided to the transport provider so that appropriate actions can be taken.

The RNOH team will be responsible for arranging transport for repatriation of the patient following surgery.

Issues concerning the repatriation of patients from RNOH will be escalated to the Medical Director and further action taken as appropriate.

Post Surgery

Patients will be accepted by the Trust on a "fix & send" basis. In most cases, patients will be fit for repatriation to the referring trust approximately 48 hours post-operatively.

The MSCC co-ordinator will liaise with the bed management teams at RNOH and the referring trust, providing and updating the anticipated repatriation plan throughout the admission at RNOH.

Any post-operative complication which arises following discharge from RNOH must be notified to the MSCC coordinator. These will include 28-day post-operative infection, 30-day mortality and complication rate.

Follow up appointments for patients treated at RNOH will be arranged as directed by the RNOH consultant and provided to the patient prior to repatriation.

Issues concerning the repatriation of patients from RNOH will be escalated to the Medical Director and further action taken as appropriate.

 

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