Our Values: Compassionate | Aspirational | Resourceful | Excellent

About the department

About the Department

 

The Berkshire Cancer Centre provides cancer services to people across Berkshire and areas of South Oxfordshire. We provide chemotherapy, radiotherapy and palliative care services.

We also provide chemotherapy and radiotherapy services at the Royal Berkshire Bracknell Clinic, and at West Berkshire through our Mobile Chemotherapy Unit.

 We also provide support for patients and their relatives via our Macmillan Information Centre.

Your care will be provided by a group of experts called a multidisciplinary team (MDT). This is a group of doctors, nurses and other health professionals specialising in treating your cancer.

They discuss and manage your care and plan the treatment that’s best for you. They will keep you involved in treatment choices and decisions about your care.

Your team may include a:

  • clinical nurse specialist (CNS) who is often your key worker as well
  • an oncologist, a doctor  who specialises in treating your type of cancer
  • a radiographer who gives the radiotherapy treatment
  • a chemotherapy nurse

Our staff also work closely with local community services including; your GP (home doctor), the nurses at your GP practice, and other support teams to make sure your care continues smoothly throughout your treatment.

How to find us and Parking

Enter the Berkshire Cancer Centre through the dedicated entrance in the London Road car park (north west corner) or the drop off point in Redlands Road and follow signs to relevant department. 

Parking permits will be given to patients while having a course of radiotherapy or chemotherapy and will be given by the departments on starting treatment.

Disabled parking is available next to the West Drive buildings. 

 

Staff details

Matron: Linda Edwards

Directorate Manager: Mark Gatfield 

 

Consultant Oncologists

Dr J. Adams:  lung and breast cancers, lymphoma.
Dr R. Brown:  lung and breast cancers
Dr A. Freebairn: head and neck, skin and bowel cancers
Dr J. Gildersleve:  bowel and upper gastrointestinal cancers, sarcoma
Dr H. O'Donnell: urological and gynaecological cancers
Dr P. Rogers: urological cancers 
Dr R. Davies - breast, brain and upper gastrointestinal cancers
Dr N. Dallas - head & neck cancers 
Dr M. Bhattacharyya – skin (melanoma), breast and ovarian cancers
Dr E. Pintus

 

Nearby facilities

Refreshment points

  •          Restaurant on level 1 (South Block)
  •          WRVS tea bar, Berkshire Cancer Centre reception, North Block
  •          WRVS tea bar, Conservatory Battle Block level 1

ATM machine:  

Opposite the reception desk on level 2 in the Main Entrance Block

Useful Contacts

Berkshire Cancer Centre
North Block
Royal Berkshire
NHS Foundation Trust
London Road
Reading
RG1 5AN

 

  • CONTACT DETAILS:

    Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust,
    London Road,
    Reading,
    RG1 5AN
    Email us
    Tel: 0118 322 5111