Whatever your stage of treatment, we have a dedicated team to support you. You'll get to know them, and they'll get to know you, which means you won't have to keep explaining things to new people.

Supporting you throughout your cancer treatment

All of our consultants also work with the NHS and are experts in their field. So you always get top quality care at every stage of your treatment in a relaxing Nuffield Health environment.

Cancer diagnosis

We can carry out your scans and biopsies and we'll make a point of getting the results back to you quickly – usually in a matter of hours, not days or weeks.

Cancer treatment

Whether you need surgery, reconstruction or any other type of treatment, it's reassuring to know that we offer a wide range of cancer treatments and procedures.

Ongoing cancer treatment

If you require ongoing treatment such as chemotherapy, you'll be in a comfortable environment with all the attention and all the space you need.

Cancer remission

We'll continue to offer our support even when your cancer is in remission and, when appropriate, arrange any home care support you may require.

There's a lot to take in when dealing with cancer and, like most people, you'll probably have good days and bad days. You might also find that it isn't necessarily the big things that make the difference; sometimes it's the smaller details that can lighten your mood. That's why we go out of our way to make things easier.

A clean environment

We're very proud of our excellent record of keeping infections at bay, because we know it's front of mind for a lot of patients.

Easy access

Our hospitals are conveniently located so that they're easy to find and never too far out of your way.

No set visiting times

Your family and friends can come and go as they please. Of course, if you need to rest we'll make sure they know.

Free parking

We think you've got enough to deal with without having to look for loose change, or worry about the cost of parking every time you have an appointment.

It's not just treatments - it's weeks and months of care

Once you've started your battle with cancer, your personal care team will be there to support you every step of the way. You'll get to know them well, to the point where many of our patients and staff remain friends long after the treatment is over.

You might also be interested to hear that it isn't just the medical side of things where we can support you. We have close links with many external groups (including Macmillan Cancer Support) who advise patients on all manner of cancer related queries – such as getting back to work, family support and life coaching after treatments.

Some of the cancers we can treat:

Our Oncology team

Whatever your stage of treatment, we have a dedicated team to support you in Derby. You'll get to know them and they'll get to know you, which means you won't have to keep explaining things to new people. We have a world-class team of experts including Consultants, surgeons, radiologists and specialist oncology nurses all committed to ensuring you receive the best care available.

Dr Humayun Ahmad

MBBS, MCPS, FRCP Edin, FRCP Lon, FRCPath, MSc

Speciality Chemical Pathology, Haematology, Oncology

Dr Prabir Chakraborti

MB BS, MS, FRCS, FRCR

Speciality Clinical oncology, Oncology

Dr Prantik Das

MBBS, MRCP, FRCR

Speciality Clinical oncology, Medical Oncology, Oncology

Dr R B Kulkarni

MD, FRCR, DMRT (Lon), DRM

Speciality Clinical oncology, Oncology

Dr Mojca Persic

MD, MRCP, FRCR

Speciality Clinical oncology, Oncology

Dr Rengarajan Vijayan

MBBS, FRCR

Speciality Oncology

Meet the Derby Oncology Nursing Team

Our specialist oncology nurses are committed to ensuring you receive the best care available.


Julie Little, Lead Oncology Nurse

Julie qualified in 1995 and has been at the Nuffield since 2014. Prior to this she has had experience of working within the private sector within an oncology setting. Julie leads the oncology service at the hospital and has been instrumental in bringing the service forwards and providing the opportunity for patients to have their treatments within a relaxed and supportive environment.


John Kent, Oncology Nurse

John qualified in 2001 and has been with the Nuffield since 2009. Before his current role as an oncology nurse he worked with the Nuffield as a charge nurse on a surgical ward. John had a passion for cancer care throughout his early career and when the position arose to be part of the team he took the opportunity. John is driven by making a difference to patients care and the complexities of building that around the individual, for patients and their families.

Rachel Carrington, Breast Care Nurse

Rachel qualified in 2003 and has experience within the Nuffield as a surgical nurse and has also experience within the community setting where the majority of her workload was cancer based. During her time at the Nuffield as a surgical nurse she has branched out in to a more specialised area of oncology and since 2015 has been the Nuffield Health Derby Hospitals Breast Care nurse.

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