Proton beam therapy is an advanced form of external radiotherapy that uses high-energy proton beams instead of photon x-ray beams or electrons. Carefully measured doses of protons are delivered to the precise area needing treatment, using the latest IBA ProteusONE technology. This ensures that the delivery of proton beam therapy is highly accurate and prevents the risk of radiation reaching surrounding healthy tissue.
Radiotherapy is used to kill and destroy cancer cells. It utilises radiation in the form of high-energy x-rays, known as photons, to kill and damage the cancerous cells and prevent their growth and reproduction. It can be used as a non-surgical option to treat cancer, and it can also be used to shrink a tumour or in combination with other treatments.
The Rutherford Cancer Centres and Elekta are bringing the next generation of personalised adaptive radiotherapy technology to oncology centres across the UK, with the new MR-linac Elekta Unity now available at the Rutherford Cancer Centre North West in Liverpool.
At the Rutherford, we provide to access to privately operated clinics which are open to all adults in the UK. These clinics are supported by leading consultants and healthcare professionals, and cover a range of general healthcare conditions. At all of our clinics, we aim to give you rapid access to appointments and any follow up investigations and tests if needed, so you have less time to wait and can get the help you may need quickly with the support of our team of our specialists that care about your health and well being. Please see below for clinics that are currently open for appointments:
Sports Orthopaedics Service Thames Valley
Sports Orthopaedics service at the Rutherford centre in Thames Valley consists of elite sports healthcare professionals, comprising of a Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon, three Sports & Exercise Medicine Consultants, and a highly specialised physiotherapy team. Consultants are available for clinics for face-to-face, telephone or virtual appointments, available for self-pay or privately insured patients.
Whatever your reasons, a health assessment at a Bupa Health Centre based at the Rutherford, could help you make the right decisions to protect or improve your health. A health assessment is a preventative health check that uses medical and non-invasive tests to give a current health and wellbeing overview. Health advisers can discuss any specific health concerns you may have. If needed, the team can also arrange follow-up appointments or private GP referrals for further treatment or diagnostic tests too.
Our Triple Assessment Breast Clinics at the Rutherford Cancer Centres provide fast-tracked diagnostic investigations and results. Our one-stop clinics allow fast access for patients who have noticed recent changes in their breasts such as a breast lump, nipple discharge or inversion or breast pain. We ensure you get access to scans and treatment options, with a quick turnaround time as little as 48 hours.
Our GP clinic offers a quick and convenient private GP service and is based at the Rutherford Cancer Centre North West in Liverpool. This service is available to adults that are in need of speedy appointments for any health and wellness concerns, second opinions and specialist referrals. We welcome patients on a one-off basis or those looking for regular health checkups. We can offer assistance with general health checks, sexual health screening or general concerns regarding your health.
The Rutherford Cancer Centre South Wales has partnered with Cardiff Sports Orthopaedics to provide an improved patient journey for specialist opinion and high-quality MR imaging scans for musculoskeletal conditions. This enables patients to come to our one-stop clinic, to gain rapid access to MR imaging services, that are carried out in our state-of-the-art centre in South Wales on behalf of Cardiff Sports Orthopaedics.
The Rutherford Cancer Centre North East runs a weekly iron clinic, which is open to all adults experiencing difficulties in managing an iron deficiency. Our regular clinic is supported by a consultant haematologist whose NHS practice is at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. At the North East centre, you can have an initial consultation, followed up by any required tests and treatment.