Stereotactic radiosurgery services 

  • About the service

    UCLH is the home of the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN) and a world-class radiotherapy centre, being a regional centre for sarcoma patients and the largest paediatric radiotherapy service in the UK. Neurosurgery and oncology are at the top of our priorities. The services include specialist clinicians, clinical nurse specialists and allied health professionals, who offer a comprehensive Neuro-oncology service covering the whole spectrum of brain and spinal tumours.

    The Neuro-oncology MDT works across the NHNN, UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre and University College Hospital (UCH) and deals with both primary and secondary tumours of CNS in the adult and adolescent population. Patients with suspected or newly diagnosed tumours of the CNS are referred to the service through either neurology or neurosurgery at NHNN by general practitioners (GPs), accident and emergency departments or other acute medical services.

    Patients may be seen as an outpatient or referred as an inpatient in emergency cases for assessment in our specialist brain tumour ward, the Molly Lane Fox (MLF) unit, or other inpatient wards at NHNN. Adolescent patients requiring assessment or inpatient treatment are transferred to the Children’s and Young People’s Cancer (CYPC) ward at the UCH.

    UCLH is the only Supra-Centre in England to deliver Intracranial Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Radiotherapy Services (SRS/SRT) as part of an integrated neurosurgical and Neuro-oncology service to patients. UCLH provide the following services to the following areas:

    • Neuro-oncology, skull base and pituitary tumours referrals are accepted from the North & North West London Neurosurgical Network
    • Vascular and non-tumour includes & paediatric, referrals are accepted from the London, South & South West of England Paediatric Neuro-Oncology Networks
    • Paediatric Neuro-oncology SRS/SRT, referrals are accepted from the London, South & South West of England Paediatric Neuro-Oncology Networks

    We are an established provider of high-quality SRS/SRT treatment with a strong focus on the patient experience, with the skills and capacity to treat the full range of indications. A collaborative and expansive research programme has been implemented drawing on the combined expertise, from NHNN, UCL, the Macmillan Cancer Centre and in conjunction with other providers and international collaborators.

  • Conditions treated

    The following conditions are treated with all patients being strictly put through MDT discussion before accepting for treatment:

    • Metastatic Brain Tumours
    • Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
    • Trigeminal Neuralgia
    • Cavernoma
    • Meningiomas
    • Acoustic Neuromas
    • Pituitary tumours
    • Other brain tumours

     

  • Patient aftercare

    Radiation treatments are designed to stop the growth of tumours or dysfunctional tissue. This means that the effect will be seen over a period of weeks or months. The team will stay in contact with you and your referring Consultant to assess your progress. Follow-up imaging such as MRI or CT may be undertaken 3-12 months after treatment to assess the progress of the treatment.

Dr Naomi Fersht

Dr Naomi Fersht
Consultant

Miss Joan Grieve
Consultant

Miss Mary Murphy
Consultant

Mr Andrew McEvoy
Consultant

Mr Lewis Thorne
Consultant

Mr Neil Kitchen
Consultant

Mr Robert Bradford

Mr Robert Bradford
Consultant

Dr Katherine Miszkiel
Consultant

Mr Jonathan A. Hyam
Consultant

Dr Matthew Adams Neuroradiology, Stereotactic radiosurgery services
Dr Naomi Fersht Radiotherapy, Brain Tumour Service (Neuro-Oncology), Neurology and neurosurgery, Stereotactic radiosurgery services
Miss Joan Grieve Brain Tumour Service (Neuro-Oncology), Neurosurgery, Stereotactic radiosurgery services
Miss Mary Murphy Neurosurgery, Neurology and neurosurgery, Spinal surgery, Stereotactic radiosurgery services
Mr Andrew McEvoy Brain Tumour Service (Neuro-Oncology), Neurology and neurosurgery, Stereotactic radiosurgery services
Mr Lewis Thorne Brain Tumour Service (Neuro-Oncology), Neurology and neurosurgery, Stereotactic radiosurgery services
Mr Neil Kitchen Neurosurgery, Stereotactic radiosurgery services
Mr Robert Bradford Brain Tumour Service (Neuro-Oncology), Neurology and neurosurgery, Stereotactic radiosurgery services
Dr Katherine Miszkiel Brain Tumour Service (Neuro-Oncology), Neuroradiology, Stereotactic radiosurgery services
Mr Jonathan A. Hyam Neurosurgery, Neurology and neurosurgery, Spinal surgery, Stereotactic radiosurgery services

 Contact details

Stereotactic radiosurgery services
National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

The Gamma Knife Centre at QSRC
Queen Square
London
WC1N 3BG

Patient enquiries
Telephone: 020 3448 4077

GP enquiries
Telephone: 020 3448 4077
Fax: 020 3448 4078

Other information

Children and young people's cancer services University College Hospital

Inpatients:

T11 (under 12-year-olds) and T12 (13- to 18-year-olds)
235 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BU

Outpatients:

(13-24) MacMillan Cancer Centre
TYA, 3rd floor
Huntley St, London WC1E 6AG

(Under 13s)Lower Ground Floor
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing
235 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BU

 

Service manager - Kadamban Suntharalingham
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