Macmillan Actions Oncology
Malignancy of Unknown Origin
Cancer of Unknown Primary
The Nursing Team provides specialist reviews and assessments for Acute Oncology patients in the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre at Harrogate District Foundation Trust. They also review patients on the wards who have been admitted to hospital as an emergency due to their cancer or treatment. They work closely with all departments and cancer teams to provide safe and effective care for patients.
The team also provides support for patients referred to the Malignancy of Unknown Origin (MUO) Service. Patients are referred to the service from their GP or hospital team with evidence of suspected cancer on imaging, where the origin is unclear. If you are referred to the service you will be invited to an outpatient clinic appointment. If you are an inpatient the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) team will arrange to visit you on the ward.
The CNS team are also key workers for patients with a Cancer of Unknown Primary (CUP). It is not always possible to discover what type of Cancer a person has, this is called Cancer of Unknown Primary (CUP). If you have a CUP diagnosis, you will be supported by our team.
The team’s working hours work are:
Saturday-Sunday 8am-4pm (Limited service only)
Patients who are receiving Systemic Anti-Cancer Treatment (SACT) are advised to contact the Oncology 24-hour helpline (01423 555444) for advice if they are unwell. They may be asked to attend the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre, if out of hours or experiencing concerning symptoms, they may be directed to the Emergency Department or asked to attend the Acute Medical Floor for assessment.
Team Leader, Advanced Nurse Practitioner: Sally Simister
Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist, MUO & CUP Lead: Miles Ripley
Clinical Nurse Specialists: Tracey Malton, Aimee Hurst, Rumbie Chitsunge, Jess Flounders
Care Co-ordinator: Carol Shulver
Sir Robert Ogden Centre
Telephone 01423 557329 (Monday to Friday)