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Skin Cancer

Clinical Lead:   Dr Jemma Collins, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Deputy Leads: Ms Sarah Hemington-Gorse, Swansea Bay University Health Board
                        Dr Vincent Li, Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

 

This page provides information and guidance on Skin cancer for health care professionals. 

Information for patients can be found on our patient hub.

If would like further information on the Skin CSG please contact: WCN.CancerSiteGroups@wales.nhs.uk 

The Wales Cancer Network continues to work with the clinical community to progress the development of the National Optimal Pathways to support the implementation of the Single Cancer Pathway (SCP) in Wales. If you would like further information, please contact us at the email address above.

 

A Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy service for cutaneous melanoma is offered by the Plastic Surgery Department based in Morriston Hospital. This can be offered for melanoma to all skin sites for patients residing in mid- and south Wales.

For Head & Neck sites, this dedicated referral form contains all the acceptance criteria. Please note that these are expected to change and be less restrictive over time, as COVID pressure upon resources ease – the most up-to-date form will always be on this site.

The form is to be e-mailed to the dedicated e-mail account (there is a button on the form to facilitate this). You will then receive a confirmation e-mail and once the patient has been registered, your completed referral form will be available to view within Welsh Clinical Portal. You do not need to send any additional referral letter. Using this form will bypass a number of steps in the referral pathway and ensure your patient is seen more quickly.

 

For non-Head & Neck sites of cutaneous melanoma, referrals are made by letter, directed to Ms. Hemington-Gorse, Mr. Cubitt and Ms. Pope-Jones in Morriston Hospital.

 

Referral form for Head and Neck Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Melanoma

 

 

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Health Board / MDT MDT Lead MDT Frequency
Aneurin Bevan UHB Dr Jemma Collins
Mondays 9am
2nd and 4th Mondays of the month.

Betsi Cadwaladr UHB  - Ysbyty Gwynedd

Dr Alex Benson

Mondays 9am

Weekly

Betsi Cadwaladr UHB - Ysbyty Wrexham Maelor Dr Rob Lister

Mondays 11:30am

Weekly

Cardiff and Vale UHB

Dr Catherine Roberts

 

Details awaited
Cwm Taf UHB -Prince Charles and Royal Glamorgan Dr Rami Hamadeh El-Khayat

Mondays 1pm

Weekly

Hywel Dda UHB  

Wednesdays 3:30pm

Weekly

Swansea Bay UHB Dr Sharon Blackford

Wednesdays 3:30pm

Weekly