Neuro-oncology

What we do

King's neuro-oncology service is one of the largest in the UK and Europe and sees patients referred nationally and internationally.

Our team of neurosurgeons, neuro-oncologists, neuro-pathologists, neuro-radiologists, palliative care (pain relief) doctors, clinical nurse specialists and therapists treats patients with all types of brain and spine tumours. They combine clinical expertise with state-of-the-art facilities to ensure our patients receive the very best care and treatment.

We run specialsed multidisciplinary clinics as well as children's (paediatric) clinics. We also provide the UK's only dedicated Teenage and Young Adult Service for central nervous system tumours.

We have a brain tumour support group which is held on the first Monday of every month at St Thomas' Hospital. For more information, please call the Neuro-oncology co-ordinator.

Preparing for your appointment

If you are being seen in the outpatient clinic you are likely to have had an MRI scan and we will usually have the results.

If you have not had an MRI scan, please call the Neuro-oncology co-ordinator.

If you are waiting to hear about an MRI appointment at King's, please contact the MRI appointments office.

Location

Suite 5, Golden Jubilee Wing, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

Contact Details

  • Main Reception: +44 (0)20 3299 4151
  • MRI appointments office: +44 (0)20 3299 1796
  • MRI appointments office: +44 (0)20 3299 4899
  • Neuro-oncology co-ordinator: +44 (0)20 3299 4151

Patient Information Leaflets

Conditions we treat

We treat confirmed or suspected brain and central nervous system (CNS) tumours.

For information on King's neuropathology diagnostic services available to DGH consultants, see our guide for referrers.

Booking a patient at King's

Routine Referrals

Routine referrals are reviewed at the weekly Neuro-oncology MDT meeting held every Friday.

To ensure a referral is included in the review meeting, please complete the Neuro-oncology referral form below and email, by 1pm Thursday, to the Neuro-oncology team at kch-tr.neuro-oncology@nhs.net.

Referrals received after this time will be reviewed at the following Friday's meeting.

A Neuro-oncology referral form must be completed and sent to King's Neuro-oncology team for each referrred patient. All investigations - ie CT/MRI - must be image-linked to King's College Hospital Radiology Department.

Emergency Referrals

For emergency referrals, call King's main switchboard on 020 3299 9000 and ask to speak to the on-call Neurosurgical Registrar.

Urgent referrals for suspected malignancies can be made via the two-week wait office where patients will be seen locally by a specialist; this will normally be a neurologist.

Other Queries

For advice and guidance on referrals, call the Neuro-oncology co-ordinator on 020 3299 4151.

Referral Forms

Please complete the relevant form and note any pre-consultation investigations required:

Key Clinical Staff

Name Job Title
Prof Keyoumars Ashkan Consultant Neurosurgeon
Mr Ranj Bhangoo Consultant Neurosurgeon
Mr Christopher Chandler Consultant Neurosurgeon
Mr Richard Gullan Consultant Neurosurgeon
Mr Jamie Logan Clinical Nurse Specialist - neuro-oncology
Ms Rose Walford Neuro-oncology Nurse Specialist