Our Values: Compassionate | Aspirational | Resourceful | Excellent

About the department

About the Department

The Berkshire Cancer Centre (BCC) is part of the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust’s ‘Planned Care Group’, and provides cancer services such as Radiotherapy, Chemotherapy and Palliative Care to patients across Berkshire and areas of South Oxfordshire. Additional Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy services are also available at the Royal Berkshire Bracknell Clinic, and a Mobile Chemotherapy Unit at the West Berkshire Community Hospital. The organisation prides itself in being fully CHKS accredited, providing credible and independent recognition of its commitment to quality improvement for all cancer patients.

The Berkshire Cancer Centre is also a member of the Macmillan Cancer Support organisation, and there is a comprehensive Macmillan Information Centre available for all patients, relatives and visitors in the main BCC reception.

Visiting us

During your visit to the Berkshire Cancer Centre, you may be seen by a variety of health care professionals working within our multidisciplinary team (MDT). Our staff will be able to discuss and manage your care and plan the treatment that’s best for you. They will also keep you involved in any treatment choices and decisions about your care.

Your team may include a:
• Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) who is often your key worker
• an Oncologist, a doctor who specialises in treating specific types of cancer
• a Radiographer who delivers the radiotherapy treatment
• a Chemotherapy Nurse who administers chemotherapy medication

Our staff also work closely with local community services including: your GP (home doctor), the nurses

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 the relevant department.
Parking permits will be issued to patients whilst 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 which are accessible from Redlands Road.

Staff details

Matron: Jess Higson
Directorate Manager: Chris Lowrie
Radiotherapy Services Manager: Paula Horne

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 N. Dallas - head & neck cancers 
Dr M. Bhattacharyya – skin (melanoma), breast and ovarian cancers

Nearby facilities

Refreshment points:

  • Restaurant on level 1 (South block)
  • Jamaica Blue cafe, level 2 (South block)
  • WRVS tea bar: Berkshire Cancer Centre reception, (North block)
  • League of Friends Coffee House, (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