If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) – a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of smell or taste (anosmia) – the advice is to stay at home for seven days. All members of this household should remain at home for 14 days.

If you think you have symptoms, please do not attend your hospital appointment until you are advised it is safe to do so. Please contact us to rearrange your appointment, or to re-organise treatment and tests.

Integrated Cancer Service

The East Midlands Children's and Young Persons' Integrated Cancer Service (EMCYPICS) is an integrated service for the investigation of children and young people (0-18 years) with suspected cancer and the treatment of those diagnosed with cancer.

The EMCYPICS team is based at QMC and Leicester Children's Hospital (Leicester Royal Infirmary) and also works with other experts from further afield if required.

The team shares patients' care with the Paediatric Oncology Shared Care Units at Northampton General Hospital and United Lincolnshire Hospitals (Lincoln and Boston) when appropriate and works closely with other district general hospitals and community teams throughout the East Midlands.

 

The way we work

If your doctor suspects a diagnosis of cancer they will contact the EMCYPICS Principal Treatment Centre at either the Nottingham Children's Hospital or Leicester Children's Hospital depending on which tests are required.

We will explain what the tests involve and inform you of the outcome as soon as possible. Please ask the nurse or doctor caring for your child if you have any questions at any time.

The results of tests will be jointly interpreted by specialists from across the East Midlands to ensure the correct diagnosis is made and if appropriate the most suitable treatment plan is recommended.