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Hepato-bilary (liver and pancreas)

A Hepato- bilary nurse specialist is a nurse who specialises in cancers of the pancreas, liver and bile ducts. All  Hepato-Biliary  Cancer patients referred to the CMFT HPB Team will have a named CNS/Keyworker and have direct access to the Nurse specialist from diagnosis through to follow up care.

The Nurse specialist links in closely with The Christie Hospital and refers all appropriate patients directly to the HPB Oncologist. This maybe on diagnosis, post operatively or during longer term surveillance.

The Nurse Specialist co-ordinates each patients pathway until they are admitted for surgery/intervention. Prior to discharge home the Nurse specialist will ensure that referrals to appropriate community nursing teams are made.

Cancer Nurse Specialists

Claire Newton
07827 895413
0161 276 4263
Fax: 0161 701 1981


Sharan Ingram



Debbie Clark

0161 2765546


Aileen Aherne - Jaundice Specialist Nurse

Mobile: 07973 947 137

Bleep: (0161) 2761234 - 6357




Professor Ajith Siriwardena  (AKS)

Mr Aali Sheen  (ASN)

Mr Thomas Satyadas  (TSAT)

Mr Saurabh Jamdar   (SJA)

Working hours

Monday -Thursday 08.00-18.00


Jaundice Services

The Jaundice Specialist Nurse facilitates the implementation of the Manchester Cancer Jaundice Pathway.

This pathway provides for earlier diagnosis as well as timely referral and improved pathways for patients with cancer, presenting with jaundice.

The aim is to facilitate same day definitive radiological imaging for patients presenting with obstructive jaundice not due to gallstones.  Early diagnosis of pancreatic and biliary cancer, timely referral and improved patient experience will also be a major part of the role. The role includes the facilitation of fast-track referral for jaundiced patients with pancreatic cancer for early surgery. The aim is to reduce overall complications and prolong survival.

The Jaundice CNS works closely with The Clinical Nurse Specialists and various other MDT members of the 10 acute hospital trusts in the Greater Manchester.


If you are a healthcare professional and wish to refer a patient to the Jaundice CNS, please contact Aileen Aherne



Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

c/o Ward 11 Manchester Royal Infirmary

Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9WL


Phone: (0161) 701 0477

Mobile: 07973 947 137

Bleep: (0161) 276 1234 - 6357

Fax:  (0161) 701 9022