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.

What should I bring to my initial consultation?

Please bring any existing scans and histology, a list of any medication you are currently taking, payment and insurer details and Letter of Guarantee if applicable.

Information about your allergies and intolerances

When you first come to the hospital you will need to tell your doctor, nurse, pharmacist or pharmacy technician if you have any allergies or intolerances – for example, to medicines, food or latex. We want to know what sort of reaction you have had and what helped the reaction.

We also want to know if you have had a new allergic reaction since your last hospital visit. This will help us keep your allergy record up to date. If you are an inpatient or day care patient with an allergy we will give you a red name band to alert staff to your allergy. If you are not given a red name band, please tell your nurse.