- Reference Number: HEY-802/2016
- Departments: Upper GI
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This leaflet has been produced to give you general information about the Specialist Nurses who will be involved in your care. If, after reading this, you have any concerns or require further explanation, please discuss this with a member of the healthcare team who has been caring for you.
What is an Upper GI Clinical Nurse Specialist?
The Upper GI Nursing service is offered by a team of nurses who have specialist knowledge and experience in the care and treatment of patients who have cancer of the Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Tract. This consists of your stomach and oesophagus.
What is the role of the Upper GI Nurse Specialist?
The Specialist Nurse will act as your ‘key worker’ and will provide:
- A named point of contact for you and your family throughout your treatment and afterwards.
- Ongoing advice, information and support regarding your diagnosis, tests and treatment.
- Advice on managing symptoms of your illness.
- A link with other healthcare professionals involved in your care at home and in hospital.
How to contact us
Anyone who has been diagnosed or is being treated for cancer of the oesophagus or stomach can contact the service. We are also happy to be contacted by partners or other family members, provided we have the permission of the patient.
The Upper GI Clinical Nurse Specialist can be contacted Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm (excluding Bank Holidays)
If we are out of the office, please leave a message with your name and contact number and we will aim to call you back within the next 24 hours.
Should you require further advice on the issues contained in this leaflet, please do not hesitate to contact the Upper GI Clinical Nurses on (01482) 624349 or 624350.
Under the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018 we are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any information we hold about you. For further information visit Confidential Information about You
If you or your carer needs information about your health and well-being and about your care and treatment in a different format, such as large print, braille or audio, due to disability, impairment or sensory loss, please advise a member of staff and this can be arranged.
Useful addresses and telephone numbers
Macmillan Cancer Support and Cancerbackup
Provide practical information and emotional support for people living with cancer.
Call 0808 808 2020 or go online at www.macmillan.org.uk.
Humberside Oesophageal Support Group
Offers support which is provided by local people who have been affected by oesophageal cancer.
Call Gwen – (01652) 678603.
Call Derek – (01430) 872769 or go online at www.hosg.org.
Oesophageal Patients Association
For information and support from former patients.
Call 0121 704 9860 or go online at www.opa.org.uk.
If you think you may be entitled to benefits or wish to ask advice.
Call (01482) 300300.