Team represented at ELGKS 2018 meeting

Several members of the team attended the annual meeting of the European Leskell Gamma Knife Society, 16-18th November including Consultants Andras Kemeny and Jeremy Rowe and physicists Ian Paddick and Alex Dimitriadis joining colleagues from our sister centre, the...

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10th anniversary of The Thornbury Gamma Knife Centre

During October we have been celebrating reaching our 10th anniversary since opening. In 2008 the centre became the 4th Gamma Knife centre in the UK and began a long standing partnership with the National Centre for Steterotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) at Sheffield...

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First patients treated on ICON at QSRC

A new generation of stereotactic treatment began following a major upgrade over the summer and the first patients have been treated using the new Gamma Knife ICON at Queen Square Radiosurgery Centre, our sister centre. The new machine expands and improves the range of...

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Dan Lumley celebrates anniversary

This week Dan Lumley celebrates his ninth anniversary since joining the TRCL team. Having been the radiographer in  charge of more than 1000 treatments, Dan brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the team. Initially joining as a radiographer, his hard work and...

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Gamma Knife ICON installed at Queen Square Gamma Knife Centre

Elekta’s Leksell Gamma Knife® Icon™, has been installed at our sister centre, the Queen Square Radiosurgery Centre   located at the National Hospital for Neurosurgery and Neurology, part of the University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (“UCLH”). Leksell...

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Radiographers complete RPS training

Congratulations to Elaine Pogson and Jai Ali (radiographers) who recently completed their training as radiation protection supervisors. The training provided by Aurora Health Physics Ltd, (https://aurorahp.co.uk/) our radiation protection advisors ensures that we will...

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2017 Annual Global Treatment Statistics now available

The annual global and regional treatment statistics data gathered from Gamma Knife centres by the Leskell Gamma Knife Society are now available. The number of patient benefiting from the significant advantages that Gamma Knife radiosurgery offers continues to grow...

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Proud partner of the NHS @ 70

July 5th marks the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service (NHS), launched in 1948 by the-then health secretary, Aneurin Bevan As the first universal healthcare system developed after the Second World War, for the first time, hospitals, doctors, nurses,...

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Staff attend ICON event at Queen Square Gamma Knife Centre

On the 6th of June 2018, staff attended an event at our sister centre, the Queen Square Radiosurgery Supra Centre for the South of England  as they plan to install the Leksell Gamma Knife Icon - the latest precision radiosurgery platform from Elekta. Presentations...

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New patient leaflets produced

As part of our commitment to ensure patient receive information to make informed decisions about their treatment a series of new leaflets have been produced. They  provide useful information for patients, their family and or carers about  what to expect on treatment...

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New videos for patients available

A series of new videos have been added to the Queen Square Gamma Knife Centre (QSRC) website. As  QSRC is our sister centre these provide further useful information for patients, their families and carers. They include information on what to expect during treatment...

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2000th patient treated at the Thornbury Radiosurgery Centre

Our 2000th patient since opening was treated on 2 November. Staff at the centre presented patients treated on the day with flowers to mark the landmark.  Since the centre’s inception it has always sought to enhance and improve patients lives and the continuing success...

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Conference news

The 14th congress of the International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society (ISRS) will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil between the 9th-13th June 2019. Further information can be found here The deadline to submit abtracts abstracts to the 19th Leksell Gamma Knife...

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Radiography team expands to meet increasing demand

With patient volumes increasing significantly post the award of NHSE contracts we will be welcoming two new radiographers to the team in August. Elaine Pogson will join our experienced team of radiographers as a senior radiographer and Junaid Ali as Radiographer.

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Ian Paddick announced as the new ISRS president

Ian Paddick, Chief Physicist at the Thornbury Radiosurgery Centre is the new president of the International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society. The International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society (ISRS) was founded as a worldwide non-profit organization in 1991 and...

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And the young investigator awardee is…

Yet more recognition for Alex Dimitriadis! Senior Radiosurgery Physicist at the Thornbury Radiosurgery Centre, Alex recently awarded his PhD in Radiotherapy Physics has also been awarded as the ISRS young investigator, chosen according to the best presentation of a...

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Alex Dimitriadis presents at ISRS and ESTRO

Alex Dimitriadis, Senior Medical Physicist at The Thornbury Gamma Knife Centre  has presented at the 13th Meeting of the International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society (ISRS), held in Montreux, Switzerland between the 28th May to 1st June and at ESTRO 36 held in...

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