Cancer and Clinical Haematology

The Northern Centre for Cancer Care is one of the UK’s leading cancer centres, providing care for approximately three million people.

This includes a broad range of services including radiotherapy and systemic anti-cancer medicine services. NCCC also hosts the Cancer Network's dedicated Teenage and Young Adult Unit, bone marrow transplant unit and haemophilia treatment centre.

We are a busy, vibrant and ever-expanding Directorate which offers new staff a wide variety of challenges and learning opportunities. Services are provided in in-patient wards, day treatment units and supported by teams of specialist nurses.

Services at the Freeman Hospital

  • NCCC entranceWard 33 has 17 beds for Haematology services, including specialist bone marrow transplant cubicles
  • Ward 34 has 26 beds for mixed Oncology and haematology, including seven beds for the Young Adult Cancer Service
  • Ward 35 has 26 beds predominantly for Oncology with two specialist radio-iodine treatment cubicles
  • Ward 36 includes the Chemotherapy Day Unit and Supportive Therapies Unit (services include: providing blood products on an out-patients basis and triaging emergency admissions).
  • Outpatients/Radiotherapy Clinics
  • Specialist Bone Marrow Transplant Team
  • Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Services Team

Services at the RVI

  • Clinical Haematology including Haemophilia Team

Working here

Shift patterns

We operate a varying shift pattern that includes 12 hour shifts.

Staff groups

We have the following staff working in our departments:

  • Matron 
  • Sister/Charge Nurse 
  • Nurse Specialists
  • Clinical Educator  
  • Outreach
  • Staff Nurses 
  • Critical Care Assistants  
  • Healthcare Assistants
  • Ward Clerks
  • Housekeeper

Staff training

We provide a comprehensive induction package that offers staff four weeks of supernummery practice. A comprehensive six month preceptorship pack which will focus on the theory,  practice  and  competency assessment of:

  • Venepuncture
  • Cannulation
  • IV drugs
  • two day Trust chemo course

Post-six months depending on the individual: 

  • Chemo training/supervised practice
  • Training pack for nurses administering chemo
  • Obtain academically accreditated qualification
  • Competency assessment
  • Entry onto chemo register.

More information

For more information about working in Cancer and Clinical Haematology Services, contact:

You can find out more about our Cancer Services.

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