Bone and Soft Tissue Tumour Service
The North of England Bone and Soft Tissue Tumour Service provides the highest level of expertise and specialist care for adults and children with bone and soft tissue tumours, including sarcoma.
Services are delivered at the Freeman Hospital and the Great North Childrens Hospital/Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle. There is an outreach clinic at James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough.
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Serving the UK
We are one of only five centres in England commissioned for the investigation and surgical treatment of primary bone tumours.
Most of our patients come from the North East of England, Cumbria and Yorkshire, but we are happy to see patients from elsewhere in the UK, Ireland or further abroad.
Our service is run by a team of highly skilled staff with a range of experience. Our expert team of consultants and health professionals includes:
- orthopaedic and spinal surgeons
- plastic surgeons
- surgeons with colorectal, abdominal, retroperitoneal and head and neck expertise
- specialists from oncology (chemotherapy and radiotherapy)
- radiologists (x-ray and scans)
- clinical nurse specialists.
We have a weekly team meeting on Friday mornings where professionals with a range of expertise meet to ensure that patients benefit from the most appropriate treatment.
Accessing our services
Patients can be referred to the North of England Bone and Soft Tissue Tumour Service by their GP or other healthcare professional, such as hospital doctors.
There are more details about referrals in our information for professionals pages.
You can find out more about the services we provide within the North of England Bone and Soft Tissue Tumour Service.