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Nurses play a vital role in caring for patients at LOC, and are often the members of our clinical team with whom patients have the most contact. Our team of specialist nurses are all highly qualified and experienced in caring for cancer patients. They provide the highest standards of care, with a positive patient centred approach.
At LOC, nurses work very closely with your doctors and other members of the healthcare team to develop personalised treatment plans, tailored specifically to your needs. They will provide you with detailed information about your treatment to ensure that you and your family know what to expect during treatment. Nurses are also responsible for the administration of your treatment and monitoring any side-effects you may experience.
Our clinic doctors are based in the treatment suite and are on duty every hour the clinic is open. They work collaboratively with your consultant, nurse and other members of the healthcare team and are responsible for carrying out medical reviews for patients receiving treatment.
The pharmacy department take care of all of your medication needs and provide comprehensive clinical and dispensing services from our on site location. The pharmacy team work in conjunction with your consultant to provide any supportive medication you may require throughout your treatment. Our highly experienced clinical pharmacists will check for drug-drug and drug-herb interactions to make sure that everything prescribed to you is safe, effective and will not interfere with your treatment regimen.
From there he joined Credit Suisse in the European Corporate Finance division before moving to the LOC in 2012, during which time it has grown rapidly in terms of patient volumes, whilst improving on quality and increasing patient satisfaction. LOC currently operates in 5 locations across London, 1 in Manchester and is opening a new site in Chelsea this year. Guy has also recently been appointed as the Vice President of Cancer Services across HCA Healthcare UK.
Guy regards his primary challenge as continuing to drive quality whilst making the LOC’s services more available across the UK and further afield. He says, “We believe our patient focused environment, the quality of our doctors and staff coupled with our state of the art technology provides us with a unique recipe to confront cancer head on.” As Chief Executive Officer, Guy is committed to taking LOC further forward as one of the leading private cancer centres in the world.
Shaolin joined as CFO of the LOC in early 2014 with a primary focus on helping to improve patient care through careful budget planning and the provision of resources, as well as supporting the development of new services.
She then studied for degrees in Sociology at University College Dublin, and a BSc in Oncology at St Luke’s Dublin. She subsequently worked in Saudi Arabia, setting up a medical unit which included an oncology wing. She then returned to the UK to work at The London Bridge Hospital.
Further studies included two years at The Tavistock Institute, with a degree in Psychology, specialising in people with chronic illness. For eight years she was at The Lister Hospital, becoming their Oncology Nurse Manager. At the same time, she studied for her Diploma in Management from the University of Greenwich. She was one of the founding members of LOC and a key asset to the core team. Marcella recruited the clinical team, set standards for patient care, and, working with her colleagues, developed our systems and processes.
Marcella is responsible for the delivery of all patient-facing activity in all LOC facilities.
Kelly practiced as an oncology dietitian for 8 years, providing nutritional support for cancer patients before, during and after treatment. She joined Leaders in Oncology Care in 2012 as Head of Supportive Therapies and Nutritional Lead for the Living Well Programme. Kelly went onto introduce and develop many of our supportive service lines including, dietetics, complementary therapy, hair and image, physiotherapy and counselling psychology.
Kelly moved into the Head of Operations role in 2016, and is now responsible for the delivery of all non-clinical services in all LOC facilities.