Visiting The Royal Marsden is suspended

Coronavirus latest: Please kindly note that whilst lockdown restrictions are beginning to ease, visiting is still suspended.  The hospital remains open and we are still delivering treatment to our patients. Please see more information here about how we are keeping everyone safe.

Surgery: sources of information and support

Royal Marsden Macmillan Hotline

Hotline information

This service provides specialist advice and support to all Royal Marsden patients, their carers, and hospital and community-based doctors and nurses caring for Royal Marsden patients. You can call 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 020 8915 6899.

Macmillan Cancer Support

Provides free information and emotional support for people living with cancer and information about UK cancer support groups and organisations.

Patients’ Association

Offers a number of booklets and publications which can help people make the right decision about their healthcare.

Department of Health

The Department of Health covers a wide range of information about your care.

Royal College of Anaesthetists

Offers patient information leaflets covering a range of subjects that should be helpful to all patients undergoing an operation. Titles include:

  • Anaesthesia explained
  • You and your anaesthetic
  • Your child’s anaesthetic
  • Headache after an epidural or spinal anaesthetic
  • Your spinal anaesthetic
  • Epidurals for pain relief after surgery