The drop-in information centre is currently only open and available for patients attending the Cancer Centre for treatment or for a prearranged outpatient appointment. The information nurses are also providing a telephone service and this is open to anyone affected by cancer; patients, the friends or family of someone with cancer or health professionals. If you would like to speak to a nurse specialist then you can arrange this by phoning the team on 0207 188 5918 or email DimblebyCancerCare@gstt.nhs.uk. The information team can arrange to see in-patients at Guy’s or St. Thomas’ if required, and patients can be referred by their health professional. How we can help: The information nurses can provide support and a listening ear to patients and carers. The team also provides information on different cancers and treatments as well as the psychological, social and financial impact of cancer. Topics we often get asked about include: work issues, benefits entitlement, treatment and side effects, diet and exercise, holiday insurance, talking to children about a cancer diagnosis, concerns about life after cancer treatment, transport – including blue badges.
Monday to Friday 9:00 – 16:00. If an information nurse is not available the reception staff can help take a message and an information nurse will get back in touch.