Specialist Team

The Plymouth Gynae/Oncology Unit has a small team of specialists dedicated to providing first class care to patients with diseases of the female reproductive tract.

The team includes the following Specialists:

  • Two surgeons
  • One histopathologist
  • Two oncologists
  • Three radiologists
  • One palliative care physician
  • Two clinical nurse specialists
  • One multi-disciplinary team (MDT) co-ordinator


The surgeons work closely with colorectal, urology and plastic surgeons as required. 


  • Dr Highley - Medical Oncologist
  • Dr Dubey - Clinical Oncologist

The oncologists provide treatment which includes chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Follow-up after all treatment is conducted jointly with the gynaecologists.



Palliative Care:

  • Dr D Hooper - Medical Director of St Luke's Integrated Services & Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Dr D Hooper works with the St Luke's Hospital Palliative Care Team, along with one other consultant in palliative medicine, an associate specialist, and five specialist nurses. 

Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS):

  • Nikki Calder – Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Stephanie Tunnicliff - Clinical Nurse Specialist

Nikki and Stephanie belong to a larger team of cancer CNS who provide care for all cancer patients receiving treatment at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust. 

MDT co-ordinator:
We have a team of MDT co-ordinators who work with the Cancer Services Department covering all cancer sites. 

Nurse Colposcopist

  • Karen Snelgrove (lead for Colposcopy)


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