Macmillan Cancer Team

The Macmillan cancer team is made up of specialist cancer nurses (clinical nurse specialists) who are available to support patients and their carers/ families when they are diagnosed with cancer and where appropriate throughout their treatment. Within the Macmillan team there are specialist nurses for breast, lung, head/neck, skin, urology and colorectal cancers. There are also “generic” nurses who cover all the other cancers.

We also have a Macmillan specialist palliative care team whose aim is to achieve the best possible quality of life for those people whose disease is no longer curable and to support those who care for them. Palliative care involves managing symptoms and meeting social, emotional, psychological and spiritual needs.

Description of service

The Macmillan nurses can offer the following services:

  • Information about specifc cancers and their treatment
  • Emotional support including information about local support services
  • Advice on controlling the side effects of cancer
  • Financial advice

The specialist breast care nurses also provide:

  • Seroma assessment and drainage
  • Lymphoedema assessment and sleeve provision
  • Provision of breast prostheses
  • Wound assessment and advice regarding dressings


Northwick Park and St Mark's Hospitals

The Macmillan cancer team is based on level 6 of St Mark's Hospital.

We also have a Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre beside the main reception at Northwick Park Hospital.

Central Middlesex Hospital

There is no designated Macmillan cancer unit at Central Middlesex Hospital but the Macmillan specialist nursing team have an office on the first floor of the main hospital building. Macmillan nurses visit the hospital several times each week and can be contacted on 020 8453 2699.


Central Middlesex Hospital

  • Palliative care team
    020 8453 2699

Northwick Park and St Mark's Hospitals

  • Lead nurse
    020 8869 2546
  • Lung nurse specialist
    020 8869 2424
  • Breast specialist nurse
    020 8869 2510
  • Head and neck nurse specialist
    020 8869 5317
  • Colorectal nurse specialist
    020 8869 2472
  • Generic nurse specialist
    020 8869 2566
  • Palliative care team
    020 8869 3681
  • Chemotherapy nurse specialist
    020 8869 2482
  • Urology nurse specialist
    020 8869 3680
  • Skin Nurse specialist
    020 8869 3608

Consultants and other key staff

View Macmillan Cancer Team consultants »