Our multi-disciplinary team is made up of clinical oncologists, therapeutic radiographers, physicists, engineers, nurses, health play specialists, mould room technicians and Macmillan support workers.
Together we provide patient-centred, highly specialised and evidence-based treatment and care using the latest equipment and radiotherapy techniques.
We are also committed to learning and have strong academic links with the UCL Cancer Institute, the UCL Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering Faculty.
Radiotherapy students work in the department alongside the radiographers, under supervision at all times.
Consultant clinical oncologists are responsible for prescribing and supervising your course of radiotherapy. They supervise a team of doctors which include specialist registrars.
Clinical Oncologists are doctors, they use both radiotherapy and chemotherapy along with a range of other treatments as part of a patients treatment plan.
Consultant radiographers are therapeutic radiographers. They have undertaken in depth training in the specific anatomical area they specialise in such as breast and skin cancers and benign conditions.
They use and plan a patients radiotherapy in conjunction with a range of other treatments a patient may be given as part of a patients overall treatment plan.
Specialist registrars and clinical fellows are doctors who specialise in radiotherapy, undertaking both clinical and research work.
They use both radiotherapy and chemotherapy, along with a range of other treatments, to create a patient's treatment plan.
Therapeutic Radiographers are allied health professionals (AHPs) who have undergone specific training to be able to plan and deliver radiotherapy along with the surrounding care for patients throughout their treatment.
Diagnostic radiographers are AHPs who have undergone specific training to be able to work in areas including CT, MRI, ultrasound, fluoroscopy, angiography, nuclear medicine and mammography. In the radiotherapy department they use both CT and MRI to help plan a patient’s treatment.
Specialist radiographers have undertaken additional training in the specific anatomical area they specialise in such as paediatric, sarcoma, head and neck, and neuro-oncology. These radiographers act as key workers whilst patients are away from their local hospitals.
They ensure the radiotherapy treatment pathway and daily treatment is tailored to a person’s needs. They work very closely with other medical professionals to support and guide patients through their treatment.
Radiotherapy physicists work alongside as part of the larger multidisciplinary team to plan radiotherapy treatments. They are responsible for ensuring the quality assurance of radiotherapy equipment and the development of new technologies and techniques.
Radiotherapy Engineers are specially trained staff responsible for preventative maintenance and quality assurance of Radiotherapy equipment.
Radiotherapy nurses work alongside as part of the larger multidisciplinary team to review radiotherapy side effects and provide additional care for patients throughout their treatment.
The general anaesthetic team works closely alongside other staff, for patients who require a general anaesthetic for their procedures. The team consists of consultants, nurses and operating department practitioners.
Radiotherapy health play specialists are specially trained staff whom use play in order to assist children to understand and prepare for differing radiotherapy procedures, providing them with tailored assistance throughout their radiotherapy.
Mould Room Technicians work alongside as part of the larger multidisciplinary team to create individualised equipment required for radiotherapy treatments and play a major role in the planning of some patients treatment.
Our support workers provide emotional support and practical advice to help meet the holistic needs of our patients. They coordinate a person's care and support by signposting to services that may be of benefit.
Our admin and clerical staff work to coordinate the booking of your care and any additional requirements you may need such as booking accommodation and transport for your time undergoing radiotherapy treatment.
You may also see them on our reception desks each day as you come into our service.
Our health care assistants provide clinical and holistic assistance during your treatment. They will also help to signpost and refer you to services you can access to support you further, both at UCLH and closer to home.