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Pancreatic Cancer Specialist Centres in the UK & Ireland
If you live in the UK and have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, you should have your case reviewed at a specialist cancer care centre. These centres have been set up across the UK on a regional basis. Hospitals in a region work together with the specialist centres to try to ensure the best treatment and care for all patients.
Newcastle: The North East’s Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) Centre, Freeman Hospital in Newcastle.
Blackburn: The East Lancashire Specialist HPB Cancer Multidisciplinary Team (MDT), Royal Blackburn Hospital within the East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Manchester: Surgical centres – Central Manchester Foundation Trust (Manchester Royal Infirmary) and Penine Acute Hospitals Trust (North Manchester General Hospital) Oncology services are provided at Christies NHS Foundation Trust
Liverpool: The Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) Team Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust. Oncology services are provided at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre.
Cambridge: Cambridge Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Cancer Service, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Addenbrooke’s Hospital)
Nottingham: The Nottingham Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary (HPB) Service, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (Queens Medical Centre)
Stoke on Trent: University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust (City General Hospital)
Birmingham: University Hospitals Birmingham Foundation Trust (Queen Elizabeth Hospital Site)
Coventry: University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Leeds: Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (St James University Hospital) Hull: Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Hull Centre (Castle Hill Hospital) Sheffield: Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Northern General Hospital or Royal Hallamshire Hospital)
London – North West: The hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) unit at Hammersmith Hospital Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust London – North: The Sheila Sherlock Liver Centre Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust
London – North East: Barts and The London HPB Centre (Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel)
London – South East: The Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic (HPB) Service, Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
London – South West: Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Kent: The Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic (HPB) Service, Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,
London Oxford: The Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic (HPB) Cancer Multidisciplinary Team (MDT), Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust (Churchill Hospital)
Plymouth: Peninsula Liver and Heptobiliary Cancer Centre, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust
North Wales: Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust [Surgical centre for North Wales Cancer Network]
Dublin: National Surgical Centre St Vincent’s Hospitals
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