Your local pancreatic cancer specialist centre
Anyone diagnosed with pancreatic cancer should have their case reviewed at a specialist cancer centre where there is a specialist pancreatic cancer team. This is called the multidisciplinary team (MDT). This page includes information on the MDT for pancreatic cancer, and who you should contact in an emergency, or out of normal hospital hours.
Your may have tests and some treatments – such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy – at your local hospital. If you are having surgery to remove the cancer (such as the Whipple’s operation), this should be done at a specialist centre.
Finding your local specialist centre
This section has the contact details of hospitals that have pancreatic cancer specialist teams. The page is split up by region, so you can search for the area you live. If possible, we have provided links to the hospital websites so you can find more information on the teams and centres treating pancreatic cancer.
These services may be called HPB (hepatopancreaticobiliary) centres as the same specialists may work with people affected by pancreatic, liver, gallbladder and bile duct cancers.
Click on the links below to find the specialist centre in your area.
Newcastle: The North East's Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) Centre, Freeman Hospital in Newcastle.
Blackburn: The East Lancashire Specialist HPB Cancer Multidisciplinary Team (MDT), Royal Blackburn Hospital within the East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Manchester: Surgical centres - Central Manchester Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Manchester Royal Infirmary)
Oncology services are provided at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
Liverpool: The Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) Team, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust
Hull: Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Hull Centre (Castle Hill Hospital)
Sheffield: Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Northern General Hospital or Royal Hallamshire Hospital)
Leeds: Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (St James University Hospital)
Stoke on Trent: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (Royal Stoke University Hospital)
Birmingham: University Hospitals Birmingham Foundation Trust (Queen Elizabeth Hospital Site)
Coventry: University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Nottingham: The Nottingham Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary (HPB) Service, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (Queens Medical Centre)
Leicester: University Hospital of Leicester NHS Trust (Leicester General Hospital)
Cambridge: Cambridge Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Cancer Service, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Addenbrooke's Hospital)
London - North West: The hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) unit at Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
London - North: The Sheila Sherlock Liver Centre, Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust
London - North East: Barts and The London HPB Centre (Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel)
London - South East: The Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic (HPB) Service, Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
London - South West: Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Kent: The Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic (HPB) Service, Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London
Oxford: The Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic (HPB) Cancer Multidisciplinary Team (MDT), Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust (Churchill Hospital)
Southampton: Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust
Guildford: The Regional Hepatopancreaticobiliary (HPB) Unit, Royal Surrey County Hospital
Plymouth: Peninsula Liver and Heptobiliary Cancer Centre, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust (Derriford Hospital)
Bristol: University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (Bristol Royal Infirmary)
Aberdeen: Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Dundee: Ninewells Hospital, Dundee
Aberdeen and Dundee are both surgical centres for North of Scotland Cancer Network.
Edinburgh: Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Western General Hospital (non-surgical treatments)
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh is the surgical centre for South East Scotland Cancer Network.
Glasgow: Royal Glasgow Infirmary and Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre (non-surgical treatments)
Royal Glasgow Infirmary is the surgical centre for West of Scotland Cancer Network.
Inverness: Raigmore Hospital, NHS Highland.
Raigmore Hospital is the surgical centre for North of Scotland Cancer Network, Highland area.
Surgical centre for North Wales Cancer Network.
South Wales: Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Morriston Hospital
Surgical centre for Wales Cancer Network.
Cardiff: Oncology centre, Velindre Cancer Centre
Swansea: Oncology centre, Singleton Hospital
Our Community Coordinator in Northern Ireland, Andrea Kearns, holds Information Stands at Belfast City Hospital every fortnight. For more information about the wide range of support services and information we provide in Northern Ireland, visit www.pancreaticcancer.org.uk/northernireland.
Dublin: National Surgical Centre, St Vincent's Hospital
Updated September 2019
Review date September 2021