Who do we see?

Our department at The Christie is not involved with diagnosis. Patients or doctors concerned about symptoms must have diagnostic tests such as brain scans performed at their local hospital or at Salford Royal FT.

GP referrals are accepted for patients with known a tumour diagnosis who are seeking a second opinion, or who have moved into the area following treatment elsewhere.

Almost all of our referrals come via the Neuro-oncology Multi-disciplinary Team meeting (MDT) at SRFT, or from the Base of Skull or Pituitary MDTs. The Neuro-oncology patient pathway is explained here ; the Base of Skull and Pituitary tumour pathways are similar.