About the head and neck cancer team

We work very closely with other teams including speech and language therapy, nutrition and dietetics to ensure every patient is cared for efficiently and holistically.

Consultant oncologists

Our consultants are experienced in chemotherapy and other systemic treatments, and radiotherapy.

Dr Andrew Sykes

Dr Lip Lee

Dr Kate Garcez

Dr David Thomson

Dr Robert Metcalf

Dr James Price

Nurse clinicians and advanced nurse practitioners

Our nurse clinicians and advanced nurse practitioners are trained to deliver an advanced level of service, including prescribing chemotherapy and other medications. Depending on the reason why you’re attending a clinic with us, you may see a nurse clinician or advanced nurse practitioner instead of a doctor.

  • Kathleen Mais
  • Claire McVey
  • John Baron (trainee advanced nurse practitioner)

Clinical nurse specialists 

These experienced nurses support you throughout your care and are sometimes referred to as your key worker or Macmillan nurse. You may meet them at your first clinic appointment and they are able to support patients and relatives at any point during treatment or follow-up periods.

Clinical nurse specialists are also present on ward rounds and will see you if you come to stay in hospital as an inpatient. 

  • Debbie Elliott
  • Bethan Harland

Research nurses

  • Rachael Wilding
  • Joe Ward
  • Tara Bolger

Last updated: December 2022