Cancer - Oncology

COVID-19 service update: normal service. We are contacting patients by video or phone call where possible.

We provide community-based assessment and support for people across Dorset affected by cancer.

Our team of specialist nurses helps cancer patients who are experiencing high levels of anxiety or stress, or side effects arising from their treatment. It also supports people receiving treatment that could potentially be administered or monitored in the community, and works to prevent hospital admissions as much as possible.

The team offers:

  • education and advice on different cancers and treatment options
  • monitoring through treatments, including the management of side effects
  • psychological support to patients and their carers
  • advice and information about local support services,
  • liaison between patients and hospital teams, GPs, district nurses and other healthcare professionals
  • selected treatments at clinics and in the home.

Please note that patients need to be registered to a GP with a Bournemouth/Poole or North Dorset address in order to access our service.

If you or your loved one would like to access this service, please speak to your GP, community nurse or other healthcare professional, Alternatively, you can contact us direct on 01202 714965.

Cancer Genetic Risk Assessment Clinic

We also run a weekly Cancer Genetic Risk Assessment Clinic at Canford Heath Health Clinic, Poole. If you feel you need your cancer genetic risk assessed, please first read the online information "Are you worried about cancer". If you still have concerns, contact your GP who will – if appropriate – refer you to our service.

Where to access the service:


Cancer Genetic Risk Assessment (Poole - Canford Heath Health Clinic)

01202 714965
Culliford Crescent,
Canford Health,
BH17 9DW

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Cancer Treatment Clinic (Wimborne - Victoria Hospital)

01202 714965
Wimborne Hospital,
Victoria Road,
BH21 1ER

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Community Cancer Nurse Specialist (Poole - Parkstone, Park Place)

01202 714965
Unit 4 Park Place,
6 North Road,
BH14 0LY

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WiFi: No

Parking: No

Disabled Access: No

Open Hours: 08.30 - 16.30 Mon - Fri (excluding Bank Holidays)

Spirometry clinic (Ringwood - St Leonards Hospital)

01202 857370
St Leonards Hospital,
Ringwood Road,
St Leonards,
BH24 2RR

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Opening times: Monday and Tuesday 8am – 6pm and also on Thursdays from 9am – 5pm, by appointment only

Physical Health