The RNOH is an NHS highly specialised commissioned centre for the diagnosis and treatment of patients of all ages with confirmed or suspected bone or soft tissue tumours, including sarcomas. These include benign and malignant tumours including bone and soft tissue sarcomas and metastatic bone disease. 

Our service is an important part of the London Sarcoma Service which provides multidisciplinary care including radiotherapy and chemotherapy for patients with bone and soft tissue sarcomas.

Our team are leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of bone and soft tissue tumours, including limb-sparing surgery for cancer. We offer reconstructions including endoprosthetic reconstruction, biological reconstruction, and bone grafting. The clinical team includes expert clinical nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.  

Rehabilitation guidelines for orthopaedic oncology patients can be found here

The RNOH team is an important part of the London Sarcoma Service, one of the largest sarcoma services in Europe with an international reputation for providing high quality care to patients with bone and soft tissue tumours, including 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 at RNOH include:

  • Specialist surgery for pelvic, spinal and extremity bone and soft tissue tumours, including complex limb reconstruction and amputation
  • Specialist diagnostic pathology and radiology services
  • Rehabilitation including physiotherapy and occupational therapy.

The London Sarcoma Service is part of the London and South East Sarcoma Network 

  • Patients with sarcomas in the spine or spinal cord compression should be referred directly to the RNOH spinal team.
  • Patients with suspected sarcomas in non-extremity/trunk sites (abdomen, gynaecological, head and neck, breast) should be referred directly to UCLH.
  • Referrals from Primary Care should be made using the NHS e-Referral Service system, e-RS. We do not accept patients without imaging unless there is a high risk of sarcoma (eg a history of confirmed sarcoma, fungating tumours) and the referral is discussed with the on-call team. Referrals should be made to a local diagnostic service if there is uncertainty.
  • Referrals to the RNOH Orthopaedic Oncology service from secondary and tertiary care should be made online using Pathpoint. We routinely ask for more information or further imaging and so it is important that you respond to emails generated by Pathpoint. To refer a patient use the 'PATHPOINT' link (within your Secure hospital network) and follow the steps below:
  1. Register with your personal NHS email address for a PATHPOINT account to manage your referral/s
  2. Login to your account with your credentials by clicking the 'PATHPOINT' link
  3. Input your referring organisation, and patient PID details
  4. Click the drop down list of referral pathway forms and select "Orthopaedic oncology" and click "Go to referral form" to launch the form
  5. Fill in all fields of the Tertiary Sarcoma Unit referral form and click "Save Orthopaedic oncology"

To feedback, or ask questions, email below:  

PATHPOINT Technical Support: 

All referral information has to be received by 3pm on a Wednesday for discussion at that Friday’s MDT. If your case is urgent, please ring us on 020 8909 5111/5600

Consultant secretaries

Mitika Nandha – Secretary to  Dr Dileo
020 3947 0041 /

Jane Moody – Secretary to Mr Aston and Mr Bayliss
020 3947 0041 /

Jan Wakeman-Blue - Secretary to Mr Pollock
020 3947 0041 /          

Claire Valiji - Secretary to Mr Gerrand
020 3947 0041 /

Veronica White - Secretary to Ms Havard
020 3947 0041 /

Ruth Thompson - Secretary to Mr Bayliss
020 3947 0041 / 

Nurse Consultant

Julie Woodford – Nurse Consultant in Cancer and Supportive Care
020 3947 0458 / 

Mitika Nandha - Secretary to CNS team / Julie Woodford
020 8909 5878 /

Clinical Nurse Specialists

Claire O’Sullivan - Clinical Nurse Specialist (Children and Adolescents)

020 8909 5679 / Claire.o’

Jo Coleman – Advanced Nurse Practitioner
020 3947 0458 /

Lucy Denny – Clinical Nurse Specialist
020 3947 0458 /

Cilla Bawah – Associate Nurse Specialist
020 3947 0458 /

Louise Gillings – Clinical Nurse Specialist
020 3947 0458 /

Andrea McCarthy – Clinical Nurse Specialist
020 3947 0458 /

Nicki Willis – Clinical Nurse Specialist
020 3947 0458 /


Abby McCarthy, Physiotherapy Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Oncology (Limb Salvage) / Therapy Team Lead Orthopaedic Oncology Service.    
Kate Scanlan, Senior Occupational Therapist in Orthopaedic Oncology  (Limb Salvage), 
020 8909 5830

Jennifer Fulton, Physiotherapy Clinical Specialist in Amputee Rehabilitation/ Therapy Team Lead Amputee Rehabilitation Service.
Edwina Hudspeth Stevenson, Senior Occupational Therapist in Amputee Rehabilitation.
020 8909 5505



  • Mr Will Aston - Surgical treatment of arthritis, including cartilage transplantation, arthroscopic knee surgery, knee and hip replacement surgery, complex hip and...
  • Mr Lee Bayliss - Orthopaedic oncology, sarcoma, and reconstruction
  • Mr Craig Gerrand - Bone and soft tissue tumour surgery, bone and soft tissue sarcoma, metastatic bone disease
  • Ms Hel Havard
  • Mr Rob Pollock - Bone tumours, soft tissue sarcoma, primary and revision hip and knee and cartilage transplantation.
  • Mr Jonathan Perera
  • Ms Martina Faimali

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