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Colorectal and Anal Cancer MDT

The Colorectal Cancer Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) is a well-established group of experts with a specialist role in the diagnosis, treatment and management of people with colorectal and anal cancer.

Our team

The team comprises doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals who manage the treatment of colorectal and anal cancers in Oxfordshire.

The team meets every Monday to discuss, in confidence, newly referred patients with a suspected or confirmed diagnosis of colorectal or anal cancer. The MDT meetings offer a forum for the team members to plan and agree a programme of treatment specific to individual patient needs.

This approach ensures that all necessary investigations are carried out as quickly as possible and the best available treatment is offered. Treatment options are then discussed with the patient and their family at a subsequent appointment, which is often later that week, and treatment starts without delay.

The Colorectal and Anal Cancer MDT offers specialist advice to other colorectal cancer teams within the Thames Valley Cancer Network. Patients from outside the county are often referred to our service in Oxford, as we provide specialist treatment not available in all hospitals.

The Colorectal Cancer and Anal MDT currently includes the following members.


  • Mr Bruce George
  • Professor Christopher Cunningham
  • Mr Ian Lindsey
  • Mr Oliver Jones
  • Miss Kim Gorissen
  • Mr Stephen Boyce
  • Mr David James

Clinical Oncology

  • Dr Andrew Weaver
  • Dr Clare Jacobs (MDT Lead)
  • Dr Rebecca Muirhead
  • Dr Rob Owens

Medical Oncology

  • Professor Rachel Kerr
  • Professor David Kerr


  • Dr Andrew Slater
  • Dr Colin Ferrett
  • Dr Margaret Betts
  • Dr Mark Anderson


  • Dr Eve Fryer
  • Dr Caroline Hughes
  • Dr Elena Collantes
  • Dr Aniko Rendek
  • Dr Ruchi Tandon


  • Dr James East
  • Dr Elizabeth Bird-Lieberman

Specialist Nursing

  • Jay Bradbury
  • Alex Poole
  • Vanessa Shearwood
  • Rosie Afford
  • Angharad Westwood
  • Tamara Avery (Nursing support worker)

Specialist Palliative Care

Based at Sobell House Hospice

MDT Co-ordinator


Find us and contact us

Colorectal Nursing Department

Level 6, John Radcliffe Hospital
Headley Way
Oxford OX3 9DU

John Radcliffe and Churchill hospitals

Tel: 01865 221454 (Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm)

Horton General Hospital

Tel: 01295 229319 (Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm)


Last reviewed:19 April 2022