Nuffield Health and GenesisCare

Nuffield Health and GenesisCare, a leading cancer treatment specialist, are collaborating to deliver better care focused on the individual not the condition.

Focusing on the individual

Why have Nuffield Health and GenesisCare partnered?

Nuffield Health are working with GenesisCare to deliver a seamless patient experience for men with prostate cancer. Together we are able to offer diagnostics, care and a complete treatment pathway unrivalled in the UK, giving patients access to the leading experts and the most precise treatments available.

Nuffield Health is the UK's largest healthcare charity, looking after people for more than 60 years. Today, we run a network of hospitals, medical clinics, fitness and wellbeing clubs and diagnostic units across the UK.

As a trading charity, we do not have investors or shareholders to answer to – our customers and patients come first. To date, 94% of our hospitals have been rated good or outstanding by independent regulators.

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Working together we are able to give patients the best possible life outcomes by offering prostate patients SpaceOAR® Hydrogel, which is offered as a standard pre-radiotherapy treatment by GenesisCare. So far, seven Nuffield Health Hospitals offer the SpaceOAR® insertion procedure.

What is SpaceOAR® Hydrogel?

SpaceOAR Hydrogel is an absorbable, water-based soft gel implant, specifically designed to reduce the known short and long-term side-effects from radiotherapy, including bowel leakage, rectal bleeding, urgency or inflammation and sexual dysfunction.

How is SpaceOAR® implanted?

SpaceOAR® is implanted during a minimally invasive, day case procedure under general anaesthetic or sedation, currently available at seven Nuffield Health Hospitals. The procedure takes less than 30 minutes and there is little discomfort associated with it. Find out more about SpaceOAR® by downloading the GenesisCare brochure below.

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We understand that you may have some questions regarding GenesisCare, Nuffield Health and a procedure. Below are a few FAQs of which we have highlighted to help you along your journey.

What clinicians will be delivering the SpaceOAR® Hydrogel procedure?
SpaceOAR® is implanted by a Urologist during a minimally invasive, day case procedure under general anaesthetic or sedation.

What will happen following my SpaceOAR® Hydrogel procedure?
After SpaceOAR® has been fitted you will have your radiotherapy treatment at a GenesisCare centre directed by your oncologist.

How long will the procedure take?
It typically takes 30mins.

How do I pay for my treatment?
Via private medical insurance or self-funded.

How is my data processed and who has access to my records?
We have a data protection policy in place which complies with all relevant regulations.