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About the Integrated Cancer Care Service

The service is staffed by fully qualified doctors and health care professionals who also have additional training in complementary medicine.

They work within a multidisciplinary team and communicate with other clinical teams involved in the patient’s care.

The aims of the Integrated Cancer Care Clinic are:

  • To help patients make informed decisions about cancer treatments in collaboration with their oncology and surgical teams.
  • To help patients manage side effects of their prescribed cancer treatments.
  • To offer advice on strategies for physical and emotional symptoms.
  • To give patients reliable, safe and up to date information about complementary treatments.
  • To advise on possible problems when taking over-the-counter herbs and supplements at the same time as cancer treatments. We can contact your hospital pharmacy or oncology team on your behalf.
  • To offer advice on lifestyle management and self-care, including diet.
  • To offer an individualised programme of care for each patient so that complementary treatments and lifestyle management can be used safely and appropriately alongside conventional care.

Your appointment

If you are unable to attend your appointment please let us know at least 48 hours beforehand so we can offer your appointment to someone else. If you do not attend your appointment without telling us we may refer you back to your GP. Following your treatment you will be referred back to your GP.

Professional education and training
The RLHIM is also a teaching hospital and from time to time other healthcare professionals may observe in outpatient clinics as part of a training course. We will always ask your permission for students to sit in during your consultation. You do not have to have students present if you would prefer not to.

How to contact us

Patient Services
The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
60 Great Ormond Street
London WC1N 3HR
Tel: 020 3448 2000
Fax: 020 3448 2004
Email: (not for referrals)

How to be referred

The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine (RLHIM) is part of University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and accepts GP referrals via NHS e-Referral Service (formerly Choose and Book referrals). Patients can also be referred by their NHS hospital consultant.

NHS Choices provides information and an opportunity to provide feedback about our service at:

Page last updated: 21 May 2024

Review due: 01 August 2024