Urology MDT

What is the Multi-Disciplinary Team?

The Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) consists of a team with specialist training and experience of the diagnosis and management of Urology cancer. The idea behind an MDT meeting is to streamline, improve continuity of care; with everyone informed of the overall picture and included in decision making about treatment for individual patients.


Members of the Urology Cancer MDT

Consultant Surgeon/Lead Clinician

Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialists

Consultant Urologists

Consultant in Palliative Care Medicine

Consultant Radiologist

Consultant Histopathologist

MDT Co-ordinator


MDT Meetings

The MDT meeting is held every Wednesday morning to discuss individual patients and their treatment. The MDT may discuss patients at any point in their Urology cancer pathway; for example:

  • After having a cystoscopy
  • After having a biopsy
  • After having a CT scan, Ultrasound, X-ray
  • After completing a course of treatment
  • If new symptoms develop


MDT Decisions

As part of your treatment plan you will be discussed at the MDT meeting and an appointment will be made for you to discuss this plan with your doctor.


Your Key Worker

Your Key Worker will be one of the Urology Clinical Nurse Specialists who will act as your point of contact with the hospital throughout your continued care. You may contact them whenever you require further information about any aspect of your diagnosis or care.


Contact Details

Sharon Tonkin, Macmillan Uro-Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Tel: 01934 881202 Bleep 147

Switchboard: 01934 636363 Ext.3569


Karen Shelley, Macmilan Uro-Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Tel: 01934 881171 Bleep 196

Switchboard: 01934 636363 Ext.5596

Fax: 01934 881228


Hours of working are:

Monday – Friday 8.30 am – 4.30 pm


If necessary, please leave a voicemail message. Calls will be returned as soon as possible.


Treatment at other hospitals

Complex surgery is performed at Southmead Hospital, Bristol, radiotherapy if required is carried out at Bristol Haematology & Oncology Centre (BHOC) and chemotherapy if required is carried out at BHOC and/or WGH.