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Cancer care for your patients – information for Medical Professionals

At the Rutherford we want to ensure GPs, practice managers and medical professionals, have all the information needed to help you in your role. We can provide the latest information about our:

We appreciate that if you work in a GP surgery or hospital, your time is limited, so this web page will ensure you have easy access to the right information. We offer a range of services to GPs and Primary Care Centres, whether you have a question around referring your patient to us, the treatments available, or our events and learning opportunities, your local GP Liaison Manager can help. 

What we offer your patients

We understand that cancer affects more than your patient's physical health. We reassure our patients at every step of their cancer journey and deliver tailored treatment plans in a supportive environment.

Our medical teams utilise the most up-to-date and cutting-edge technology to plan and deliver the most optimal treatment plans. We provide ongoing support during and after treatment, with a team of experts that are always on hand.

Our state-of-the-art cancer treatments include high-energy proton beam therapy (PBT) but we can also offer your patients conventional radiotherapy,   chemotherapy and immunotherapy treatments, all delivered in a relaxed and supportive environment that is responsive to the needs of each individual patient.

We're here for everyone

Don't forget to let your patients know, that all of our treatments are available to medically-insured patients, self-paying patients and patients referred by the NHS (where commissioned to do so), and are backed by our range of comprehensive supportive care services. 

Contact us

Contact us today about patient referrals or for more information about our treatments and services: 

Learning opportunities and events


We run a number of free GP and medical professional learning sessions across our centres, they are a great way to spend valuable time with our team, whilst learning something new and meeting up with colleagues from across the region. Local events at your nearest centre can be found on our news and events pages, along with national events where we will be exhibiting or presenting.

Lunch & learns at your practice

Please contact your local GP Liaison Manager to arrange a lunch and learn event. You can choose subject areas based on our list of treatments or body sites and we can coordinate suitable dates, times and clinicians to attend. Please book early to avoid disappointment. 

Learning resources and research

If you are interested in finding out more about our innovative work within the oncology field, our latest research projects and clinical collaberations, please look out for our Learning & Resources section that is coming soon. In the meantime, please take a look at a few resources and updates for healthcare and medical professionals on the following links:

  • Proton Therapy in the UK - a 2018 research article in the International Journal of Cancer Treatment; written by Karol Sikora, Chief Medical Officer and John Pettingell, Chief Physicist at Rutherford Health Plc. This article discusses the evolution of precision radiotherapy in the UK.
  • Sikora on oncology (for Medscape) - Professor Karol Sikora is Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder of the Rutherford Cancer Centres and Rutherford Health plc. His perspective section on Medscape explores cancer care for children, reports on cancer screening, Covid-19 and cancer assessments and more.


First-class MR diagnostic imaging services for a range of medical conditions. Open now for referrals with flexible appointment availability...

The Rutherford Cancer Centres house some of the most sophisticated and accurate diagnostic imaging technology available.  Our MR diagnostic imaging services are accessible to self-pay patients, those with private medical insurance and NHS patients (subject to approval), and are delivered in our state-of-the-art facilities.

These services are available to patients who need MRI diagnostic scanning to identify a range of medical conditions, not just cancer. Patients and clinicians using IMAGING@Rutherford can expect a first-class, rapid diagnostic service for a wide range of conditions. We offer this service at each of the Rutherford centres.


Why IMAGING@Rutherford?

  • Approved by insurers - in addition to offering services on a self-pay basis, we are in the networks of all national private medical insurers.
  • Rapid MR diagnostic service - we offer a high quality MR diagnostic imaging service with rapid and detailed reporting to help clinicians diagnose with confidence.
  • World-class technology partner - we have partnered with Philips, using their leading healthcare technology to deliver digital clarity and speed in MR diagnostic imaging.

We welcome referrals from surgeons, physiotherapists, GPs and sports clubs. If you would like to enquire about your patients accessing the MRI service at the Rutherford, please contact us.

IMAGING@Rutherford flyer - General Info

Download IMAGING@rutherford flyer(pdf)

Where we are:

The Rutherford Cancer Centres are a network of oncology centres located across the UK, we have centres in:

To find out more about our centres, please visit our centres page.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)  - our response and information:

Patients are at the heart of everything we do at the Rutherford Cancer Centres, by supporting them on their cancer journey, from diagnosis through to treatment and recovery. Which is why we are continuing to provide access to the latest oncology treatments, including proton beam therapy, during this challenging time. Please see below further information on how we are doing this:

These include:
  • Appropriate PPE for all staff
  • Enhancing the frequency of deep cleaning
  • Temperature screening by patient coordinators before entering the centre
  • Adding more hand cleaning points in the centre
  • Sticky mats at the entrance to the centre
  • Managing patient appointment/treatment times to minimise risk and contact between patients

We want to reassure you that we are working with the NHS and the Independent Healthcare Providers Network as part of the national response to coronavirus, ensuring that cancer patients continue to receive their treatments. We continue to remain open for referrals from private patients, ensuring that they have access to the cancer treatments and services that they need. This includes chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiotherapy, proton beam therapy and supportive care servicesWorking together with patients, the NHS and others, we are committed to ensuring that cancer patients have a choice in their cancer treatments, even in the most difficult of circumstances.

To find out more about how we are taking steps to remain safe, please visit our Coronavirus Advice & Information for Patients page.

How to contact us:

If you are a medical professional or GP: 

Our team are available to help you and your patients. If you wish to refer a patient to the Rutherford Cancer Centres for treatment, or would like to find out more about what we offer, please contact us:

Call us: 0800 210 0402

Email us: Contact GP Liaison team

Patients: If you are a patient, and would like to find out more about self-referring to us, please use our patient contact form.

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