Haematology & Oncology
Brief description of Department:
The Haematology team treats inpatients and outpatients for a full range of malignant and non-malignant haematological conditions. It also manages the haematology laboratory with both routine and more specialist tests.
The oncology department treats patients with a wide range of cancers both with chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
The team are based on Turner Ward, the haematology and oncology ward and the Ricky Grant Day Centre Unit, providing treatment such as chemotherapy and review of cancer patients receiving treatment.
Curriculum Opportunities in this Post
Top Tips from Fellow Trainees
- Introduce yourself to all the nurses/ physios/ OTs at the start of your job
- Check in with the nurses in your bay at the end of the day to check all your jobs done and plans are clear.
- Post take ward round: If the consultant is late, call them, as they may not be aware you're waiting for them.
- Dr Helen Waters is a valuable ally.
- Read Prof Ben's blog.
- Take emergency rations with you if you hold the 169 bleep overnight: just in case you don't get to stop.
- Find out the radiologist to avoid and do so.
- Ensure you get a good mix of haem and onc
- Don't always get stuck with the Ricky Grant bleep