Coronavirus (COVID-19): visiting The Royal Marsden suspended

Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest: Visiting The Royal Marsden is still suspended, but we want to reassure our patients, their families and anyone worried about cancer during this difficult time that we are still delivering treatment - the hospital is open. Please see more information here about how we are keeping everyone safe.

Dr Joanne Droney

Consultant in Palliative Medicine MRCP(I) PhD

Specialism: Palliative care

Available at: Chelsea, Sutton

Special interests:

  • Adult palliative care
  • Symptom control, in particular pain and constipation management
  • Inter-individual response of patients to opioids for cancer pain
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Integrated Palliative Care


Dr Joanne Droney has a specialist interest in adult palliative care and symptom control with a particular interest in the management of pain and constipation. Dr Droney has carried out research into the inter-individual response of patients to opioids for cancer pain. She is research lead in the department and also leads on a number of service development initiatives relating to Integrated Palliative Care.

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