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Who we are and how to contact us


We are the Macmillan Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Cancer Nurse Specialists. We work at The Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. We are here to support you, and those around you.

You can contact us by telephone or email.

Telephone number: 01273 696955 Ext. 67864

Email: upper.gi.macmillan.nurses@nhs.net

We work Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm. We may be out of the office when you call so please leave your name, hospital number (or date of birth) and a message. We aim to return your call the same working day, however at times this may be the next working day.
Please note, if your symptoms are serious and you need urgent attention we advise you to contact your GP or, if the situation warrants it, please attend the Accident & Emergency Department at your local hospital.


    How can we help?


    We can offer guidance and support from diagnosis and throughout the course of your treatment and aftercare.

    • We can answer your questions and provide expert advice on your cancer and treatments.
    • We can help you to manage your symptoms.
    • We can provide psychological support and advice to you and those most important to you.
    • We will generally see you in clinic. Unfortunately we cannot visit people at home.
    • We are part of a multi-disciplinary team and will be able to liaise with other professionals in the team on your behalf when necessary.
    • We can ensure you are in touch with the right people and access the right services e.g. dietician, financial advice, psychological therapies or community support.
    • There are also a number of support organisations that you may like to know about. Please also refer to the details below.

    The Upper GI and HPB Multi-Disciplinary Team


    The multi-disciplinary team consists of specialists who all have expert training and knowledge in the diagnosis, care and treatment of upper GI and HPB cancer. The key members include consultant surgeons, consultant oncologists, consultant gastroenterologists, nurse specialists, a consultant radiologist, a consultant histopathologist and the patient pathway coordinator. The team meet every Wednesday morning to discuss individual patients’ treatment and care.

    We have listed below some of the people who are in the team:

    Upper GI Surgeons

    Mr S Jaunoo
    Professor M Khan
    Mr D Manifold
    Mr K Singh

    HPB Surgeons (based at The Royal Surrey County Hospital)

    Professor N Karanjia
    Mr T Worthington

    Consultant Gastroenterologists

    Dr F Chedgy
    Dr S Green
    Dr K Jamil

    Consultant Oncologists

    Dr E Selvadurai
    Dr A Webb
    Professor R Langley

    Macmillan Nurse Specialists

    Rosie Hesling
    Tamsin Scott

    Macmillan Support Worker

    Joanne Curry


    Useful telephone numbers and websites

    Digestive Diseases Appointments 01273 696955 Ext. 4667
    Level 9 Ward 01273 696955 Ext. 4498/9
    Sussex Cancer Centre Reception 01273 664968
    Chemotherapy Reception 01273 696955 Ext. 4799
    Radiotherapy Reception 01273 664901
    Macmillan Dietician 01273 696955 Ext. 4208
    Macmillan Horizon Centre 01273 468770
    Patient Advice & Liaison Service (PALS) 01273 664511 or 01273 664973
    For all imaging enquiries contact: 01273 523040
    Macmillan Cancer Support 0808 808 0000
    Oesophageal Patients Association 0121 704 09860
    Pancreatic Cancer UK Support 0808 801 0707

    Useful Websites
    Link to the NHS website : www.nhs.uk

    Link to the Macmillan website:  www.macmillan.org.uk

    Link to Pancreatic Cancer UK: pancreaticcancer.org.uk

    Link to the OPA Cancer charity website: opa.org.uk

    Link to the AMMF website: ammf.org.uk

    Link to Neuroendocrine Cancer UK: https://www.neuroendocrinecancer.org.uk/

    Link to GIST Cancer UK: gistsupportuk.com

    Disclaimer: The information in this leaflet is for guidance purposes only and is in no way intended to replace professional clinical advice by a qualified practitio

    Publication Date: May 2020

    Review Date: February 2023

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