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Chelsea and Westminster Hospital announced as shortlisted for a Macmillan Professionals Excellence Award

25 July 2016

The Acute Diagnostic Oncology Clinic Service (ADOC) at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital has been selected as one of the eight shortlisted for the award in Innovation Excellence.

The Acute Diagnostic Oncology Clinic Service (ADOC) at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital has been selected as one of the eight shortlisted for the award in Innovation Excellence.

The Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards recognise Macmillan professionals who, through their effort and leadership, have made a significant difference to the lives of people affected by cancer.

This ADOC team at Chelsea and Westminster hospital consists of Rachel Sharkey (Acute Oncology CNS and ADOC CNS), Dr Tom Newsom-Davis (Medical Oncologist), Professor Mark Bower (Medical Oncologist/ Cancer Lead),Jo Simmons ( Project Manager) and are supported by the wider Cancer and Palliative Care team, Radiology and Medical Unit. The goals of the service are to speed up cancer diagnoses and treatment, improve the experience of a cancer patient and support primary care colleagues.

Rachel Sharkey, Acute Oncology CNS and ADOC CNS at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust said: “This has been a fantastic opportunity to improve patient experience, we have been hugely supported by the trust and especially recognise the help and support from the staff in the Medical Day Unit and Radiology and our Primary care colleagues”. Rachel Sharkey (AOS and ADOC CNS.”

The winner will be announced at the Excellence Awards ceremony in Birmingham in November 2016.