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UHCW Trust's Neuroendocrine Tumour Service, The Arden NET Centre is the regional centre for Coventry and Warwickshire also receiving referrals from hospital trusts further afield.

The Centre is proud to have been successfully re-certified by The European Neuroendocrine Tumour Society (ENETS) in January 2020 as a 'Centre of Excellence (CoE)' for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with Gastro-entero-pancreatic (GEP-NETs).

  • ARDEN CoE is happy to have successfully passed the pilot phase accreditation audit for an extended scope of the ENETS Centers of Excellence (CoE) certification, which includes the diagnosis, treatment, and aftercare of pulmonary NET.
  • ARDEN CoE’s feedback led to the further improvement and development of the requirements catalogue/specifications for extended scope of the ENETS CoE certification.
  • ARDEN CoE is grateful that we had the opportunity to serve ENETS in this process. The planned rollout extending to all Centers of Excellence will take place over the next year

The unit has a strong reputation for providing high standards of medical and nursing care to patients across Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond. Building on its success and in order to meet increasing demands for the service the team will be expanding.

Diagnosis, treatment and care are offered to patients with neuroendocrine tumours (NET) of following types:

Functioning and non-functioning, within the small bowel, pancreas (gastrinoma, insulinoma and glucagonoma), colon, appendix, rectum or lungs as well as in the adrenals (phaeochromocytoma) and further Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia (MEN).

A joined-up approach to treating NETs
As a CoE, we continuously strive to offer a world class standard of diagnostics, treatments and care for patients with neuroendocrine tumours and to ensure that the patients have an excellent experience. Healthcare and medical professionals from across the UK refer their patients to our services. The service is based on a collaborative approach in order to join multidisciplinary expertise assuring best care is given and all medical professionals involved are aware of the patient’s treatment journey.

Modalities of treatment include somatostatin analogue treatment, Peptide Receptor Radionucleotide Treatment (PRRT), Surgical Intervention (where appropriate) with the available high tech robotic surgery option, one of few in the UK.

Our areas and services include:

• State-of-the-art diagnostics and therapeutic procedures
• Support from specialist NET nurses
• Weekly run NET multidisciplinary tumour board meetings
• Multidisciplinary specialist treatment
• Regular follow-ups, in line with ENETS guidelines
• Dietary advice for patients

• Patients can opt to participate phase 3 clinical trials and NET-related research; the team is actively participating in NET related research and publishing regularly in renowned articles in the field

• Expert assessment for all types of neuroendocrine tumour with use of newest markers in the field.

• Upper gastrointestinal, colonic, pancreatic and hepatic, including intraoperative and radiofrequency ablation. Cardiothoracic surgery. Cardiology surgery
• Optional robotic major hepatectomy, pancreatectomy and multi-visceral resections

Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
• State-of-the-art imaging on site, including the latest technology in CT scans, MRI, FDG-PET, MIBG and Gallium scans on site since 2020
• PRRT (lutetium) on site since 2019
• Radiofrequency ablation

• State-of-the-art treatment for pancreatic NETs, including Streptozocin, Sunitinib, Everolimus, Capecitabin/Temolazide (CAPTEM) and mTOR inhibitors.
• Chemotherapy for pancreatic NETs and poorly differentiated NETs

• All state-of-the-art diagnostic procedures on site
• Gastrointestinal endoscopy and endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)
• Assessment of malabsorption and nutrition advice

Cardiology and Cardiothoracic surgery
• State-of-the-art facilities on site to perform pulmonary investigations and possible surgery
• Expertise on pulmonary NETs
• Expertise on cardiac surgery for carcinoid heart disease

Support services
• Close collaboration with the UK NET Patient Foundation
• Tailored dietary advice
• Pain management
• Psychological support

Educational Activities
• Annual exchange and updates on UKINETS and ENETS conferences
• Annual exchange within the Trust on newest developments within field of NET

The Team and Core Partners
Professor Martin O. Weickert, MD, FRCP
Consultant Endocrinology & Diabetes
Service Lead for Neuroendocrine Tumours
The Arden NET Centre, ENETS Centre of Excellence
University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust
Visiting Professor at Centre of Applied Biological & Exercise Sciences, Coventry University
Lead Clinical Research Network (CRN) Metabolic & Endocrine West Midlands
Tel: 02476 966006

Core partner
Mr. Saboor Khan, MBBS, PhD, FRCS, FACS
Consultant Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgeon
Deputy Service Lead for Neuroendocrine Tumours
The Arden NET Centre, ENETS Centre of Excellence
University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust
Tel: 02476 965277

Core partners Cardiothoracic & Pulmonology
Professor David Parr, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Head of Medicine & Clinical Director of Cardio-Respiratory Services
Mr Antionio Martin-Ucar, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon

Core partners Cardiology
Dr Peter Glennon, Consultant Cardiologist

Core partners Gastroenterology
Dr Nicola Birch, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Clinical Lead for Gastroenterology & Nutrition
Dr Esther Unitt, Consultant Gastroenterologist
Professor Ramesh Arasaradnam, Consultant Gastroenterologist
Dr John Lin Hieng Wong, Consultant Gastroenterologist
Dr Duncan Loft, Consultant Gastroenterologist
Dr Victoria Gordon, Consultant Gastroenterologist

Core partners HPB
Mr F.T. Lam, Consultant Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgeon
Mr Jawad Ahmad, Consultant Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgeon including robotic surgery
Mr Gabriele Marangoni, General Surgeon

Core partners Histophatology
Dr Kishore Gopalakrishnan, Consultant Histophathologist
Dr Ratnadeep Ganguly, Consultant Histophathologist

Core partners Nuclear Medicine
Dr James Cullis, Consultant Nuclear Medicine and Clinical Scientist, Lead Nuclear Medicine
Dr Chen Low, Consultant Nuclear Medicine
Dr Olu Adesanya, Consultant Nuclear Medicine

Core partner Oncology
Dr Jane Worlding, Consultant Oncologist and ARSAC license holder
Dr Sharmila Sothi, Consultant Clinical Oncologist

Core partners Radiology
Dr James Harding, Consultant Radiologist
Dr Lye-Quen Hon, Consultant Radiologist
Dr Neil Gupta, Consultant Radiologist
Dr Manpreet Dhillon, Consultant Radiologist

Core partner Transplant
Mr Darius Mirza, Consultant Hepatobiliary Surgeon
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Core partner Palliative Care
Dr Richard Kitchen, Consultant Palliative Medicine
Dr Nial McCarron, Consultant Palliative Medicine

Core partner Pain Therapy
Dr Somasundarem Krishnamoorthy, Consultant Anaesthetics & Pain Management

Core partner Psychological Service
Dr Louise Price, Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Louise Davies Lead Neuroendocrine Specialist Nurse
Dip HE Nursing, BSc (Hons), MSc Postgraduate Certificate ANP
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
The Arden NET Centre, ENETS Centre of Excellence
Tel: 02476 965976

Barbara Mosterman, Research Assistant Practitioner, BEng
University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust, R&D Department
Tel: 02476 967145

Learn more about our service

Useful Links:

NET Patient Foundation 

European Neuroendocrine Tumour Society 

UK and Ireland Neuroendocrine Tumour Society 

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