Dr Alison Birtle

Specialises in urological oncology, prostate bladder and testicular cancer. Interested in chemoradiation, technical radiotherapy, new systemic therapies, immunotherapy Passionate about access to clinical trials. Co chair bladder/renal csg, associate clinical lead for research north west coast clinical research network, Medical Advisor/Trustee Fight Bladder Cancer Secretary British Uro Oncology Group

Specialises in:

  • Oncology
 

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12th March 2018
Written by a patient at Royal Lancaster Infirmary

What a wonderful person. Put me at my ease straight away. Having several other medical issues beside prostate cancer I was fearful and uncertain whether to even go ahead with any treatment. Dr Birtle explained everything in detail. Showed concern over my current conditions and other avenues she wanted exploring in order to rule out possible problems during treatment. She listened to all our questions and answered them in an honest and caring manner. I just had to give her a hug before I left our first meeting. Within a few days of seeing her I had a change of a current medication, an appointment for a full bone scan and had started treatment. This lady knows her stuff, she is charming, helpful and friendly whilst still being professional. The NHS has an angel working for them. I cannot recommend or praise her highly enough. Thank you Doctor B

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11th March 2018
Written by a patient at Royal Lancaster Infirmary

I attended my first oncology appointment with my wife.We were both understandably apprehensive. we were invited into the consulting room by Dr Birtle and her smile put us immediately at ease. She was friendly confident and obviously knowledgable. We felt that our concerns were listened to, understood and addressed. At no time did we feel any time pressure. I am obviously not looking forward to starting chemotherapy but I do feel a lot more confident and secure about doing so.

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28th February 2018
Written by a patient at Royal Preston Hospital

It’s always a pleasure to meet Dr. Birtle, she has a wonderful ability to make you feel comfortable, she smiles and listens intently on your questions while responding positively and illustrates a very high degree of empathy, she is always fully prepared, having read carefully my notes/history prior to my appointment. I understand she must have a very busy schedule but never lets this influence the time she spends with me, frankly I consider her attitude exceptional and many of her fellow colleagues would benefit from her influences. Hopefully this fully reflects on my experiences when visiting Dr. Alison Birtle.

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2nd February 2018
Written by a patient at Royal Lancaster Infirmary

Attended an appointment ( accompanied by my wife ) with Dr. Birtle today . Always a pleasure , she has the ability to put us at ease and competently answer any concerns we may have , no matter how trivial we might think they are . The appointment was conducted on time , in a friendly and efficient manner . Dr. Birtle has guided me through my treatment with compassion and respect . Other patients I have spoken to also speak very highly of Dr Birtle .

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22nd January 2018
Written by a patient at Royal Lancaster Infirmary

Nobody wants cancer, nobody enjoys the treatment, nobody would ever chose to repeat the experience but having a great oncologist can make the intolerable tolerable. Alison is a highly competent professional while at the same time endowed with exceptional person skills which in my experience is a rare combination. I have always felt that with Alison on my side I had the best chance possible of surviving this awful disease. I have found her to be diligent, attentive, knowledgeable, humorous when appropriate and hugely inspirational. Who else could encourage me to lose three stone in weight? Thank you Alison for all that you have done


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