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Referrals to Rutherford Cancer Centres

We accept referrals to Rutherford Cancer Centres through healthcare professionals, oncologists and medical insurance providers. We can also accept patient self-referrals if a cancer diagnosis has been confirmed. If you have any questions, please call us on 0800 210 0402. Further information on the referral process and a snapshot of a typical patient pathway can be found on our referral page.

Getting to Rutherford Cancer Centres

Location information can be found on each of the individual centre pages, with directions for travel by car, train or bus.

Rutherford Cancer Centre South Wales
Rutherford Cancer Centre North East
Rutherford Cancer Centre Thames Valley
Rutherford Cancer Centre North West

All of our centres have free car parking onsite. Patient accessibility spaces are available in our car park for blue badge holders.

Your visit to Rutherford Cancer Centres

When you first come to one of the centres, please bring your patient consent form, which your consultant will have completed with you. If you have health insurance, please make sure you also bring your insurance details. Some insurers will provide you with a letter confirming your insurance approval of referral for treatment.

The type of treatment you are having at Rutherford will determine the length of time you spend in the centre. Please feel free to bring some personal entertainment with you, such as a book, tablet or mp3 player. Free Wi-Fi is available at each Rutherford centre.

We recommend that you wear something comfortable and loose fitting. Gowns will be provided for you at each visit if needed.

Please bring any medicines you may be taking along with a list of any repeat prescriptions from your GP. This includes vitamin supplements, herbal remedies or homoeopathic preparations. It is important to let your consultant/radiographer or a member of your treatment team at the centre know if you're planning to take any new medicines. The medicines that you're taking or planning to take could interfere with your treatment, which is why we need to check if they are still suitable for you.

You are welcome to bring along a friend, family member, spouse or carer with you for support. If you would like to bring children along (whom are not receiving treatment), please make sure another adult is also present, as children will not be able to be left unsupervised in our waiting areas.

You will meet several different members of staff when you visit. Our staff wear name badges, so you know who they are. If you're unsure of who you need to speak to, please speak to one of our reception team who will be happy to help you.

Complimentary refreshments including tea and coffee, soft drinks and snacks are available at each of the centres. However, if you have been advised to eat a healthy meal before treatment, please make sure you have eaten before your arrival.

All our centres are wheelchair accessible and we also have wheelchairs available for you to use. If you require a staff member to help you get into the centre, please ask at reception where we will be able to support you. If you need to go onto an upper floor level, you can use our elevators for easy access.

Please contact us on 0800 210 0402 and we will try to arrange a more suitable day or time. Alternatively, you can contact your treatment team at the centre, at which you are being treated.

Last updated: 1st July 2021

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If you'd like to speak to us about any of the treatments we offer please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Call us on 0800 210 0402 or

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