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Brain Metastases Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) meeting

 

 

At Nottingham University Hospital, a specialist brain metastases Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) meets weekly to discuss referrals. It aims to be easy to access and to deliver rapid outcomes for treatment decisions, delivering advice and care that is patient-centred, closer to home for all patients in the East Midlands with brain metastases.

 

 

The MDT includes: neuro-surgeons, radiologists, clinical oncologists, palliative care consultants, clinical nurse specialists and radiographers who meet weekly to discuss patients. The MDT takes referrals for patients with brain metastases from NUH and from the wider East Midlands region.

If you are a healthcare professional from across the East Midlands including GPs, Nurse Specialists, including from hospitals Derby, Lincolnshire and Leicester and AHPs and community providers who wish to learn more about this please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The MDT aims to develop and establish a high quality, multi-disciplinary service delivering patient-centred care, closer to home, for patients in the East Midlands with brain metastases. This service would consist of a dedicated multi-disciplinary team with an interest in the treatment of brain metastases; this MDT would meet weekly to discuss patients and run a weekly joint clinic. It would also providing holistic support to any inpatients at NUH who were referred. It is anticipated that the MDT would take referrals for any patients with brain metastases from NUH and referrals from the whole East Midlands for patients for whom SRS or surgery may be suitable or who are needing advice from the specialist brain metastases team.
Involvement of the specialist palliative care team and clinical nurse specialists in this service would allow patients with complex symptomatology or other specialist palliative care needs to be referred and managed in a systematic way with better access to appropriate information and services for their needs.

 

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