Caring for cancer patients involves the expertise of a wide variety of highly skilled professionals. The way we work together, in a multidisciplinary team, is fundamental to your care.

Your team will meet regularly to plan your treatment and ensure that it is delivered in the best possible way for you.

As a patient at CUH you’ll meet doctors and nurses, but also people in roles you might never have heard of. Below is a list of the kind of people you might encounter in the service, as well as some who work behind the scenes.

Consultants and other doctors


  • Specialist nurses
  • Research nurses

Health care assistants

Radiotherapy team

  • Radiographers
  • Radiotherapy assistants
  • Medical physicists
  • Mould room team

Other health professionals

  • Dieticians 
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Pharmacists
  • Phlebotomists

Palliative care team


  • Clinic administrators
  • Reception teams
  • Ward clerks