Meet Dr Martin English, Neuro-oncology Multi-disciplinary Team

Dr Martin English, Neuro-oncology Multi-disciplinary Team What is your name and what do you do? 

I am Dr Martin English from the Neuro-oncology Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT). One of three consultants, one fellow / Speciality registrar, one Advanced Nurse Practitioner and three clinical nurse specialists. I am part of the Acute Oncology team and I also monitor patients for late effects, where side effects to treatment may occur after diagnosis.

How would you describe a typical day/ shift? 

I usually have an early start about 7am – 7.30am starting the day with admin for half to one hour. I then catch up on sick patients and handover at 9am. I then proceed with ward round in on-service weeks or admin when off service. I attend clinic on Thursday morning and Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons with a grand round on Friday. I am on call overnight one night in six and one weekend in six which also involves attending four ward rounds Saturday and Sunday. I normally finish my day between 5pm and 7pm.

What do you enjoy most about your work? 

I enjoy helping children and families get over the diagnosis of a brain tumour with rehabilitation whilst organising complex radiotherapy, surgery and chemotherapy. I also enjoy the process of following children up and minimising the consequences of their earlier diagnosis and its treatment.

What’s your favourite thing about working at BWC? 

Getting to work with my patients and my colleagues.

What achievement are you/ your team most proud of? 

Delivering high-quality care in-spite of restrictions due to COVID, service pressures etc.

Not a lot of people know this but…… 

Very few people are able to move their hand clockwise whilst moving the leg on the same side anti-clockwise (or vice versa).