The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

The radiotherapy team

The radiotherapy department works as a multi-disciplinary team which means that different health professionals work together to share specialist knowledge and expertise to make sure that all patients have the best possible treatment and care available. The radiotherapy team includes:

  • Clinical oncologist
  • Therapy radiographers
  • Student radiographers
  • Oncology nurses
  • Radiotherapy assistants
  • Treatment coordinators & booking clerks
  • Mould room clinical technologists
  • Clinical technologists, physicists, engineers and scientists

You won’t meet all of the team as many work behind the scenes with planning and preparing the radiotherapy treatment.

We have male and female members of staff working within the radiotherapy department. We try to accommodate patients wishes if they do not want to be treated by a specific sex of staff, but this may delay your treatment, on the day, whilst we find an alternative member of staff. 

Identifying our staff

Radiotherapy is a very busy department and there lots of different staff working within out unit. Some of our staff wear uniforms and others don't. 

Staff that wear uniforms include:
  • Therapy radiographers
  • Clerical staff
  • Nurses
  • Clinical nurse specialists
  • Clinical assistants
  • Cleaners 
  • Porters
Staff that don't wear uniforms include:
  • Doctors
  • Managers
  • Research staff
  • Engineers
  • Physicists
  • Dosimetrists