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Navigating the healthcare system for the best treatment and care

We know that after a diagnosis you’re likely to have lots of questions about navigating the healthcare system for the best treatment and care, and we want to help make sure you know what to expect, and how to find the right path for you.

After being diagnosed with a brain tumour, naturally you would like to find best treatment and care. While some people may be happy with initial referrals of the treatment, others may want a second opinion. On the NHS website you will be able to find hospitals near to you, The Care Quality Commission (CQC) also provides quality checks of the hospitals information.

It’s important to feel happy and confident with your care, but sometimes this might not always be the case. So we’ve put together information to help you get on the right track from the very beginning and understand what to expect after a diagnosis.

On this page:

Make the right choices for you

Our Step by Step interactive guide outlines what happens following a diagnosis, to answer your questions and help you to understand what to expect.

Step by Step guide

Your interactive guide to understanding what to expect after a brain tumour diagnosis and how to navigate the healthcare system.

Differences in care

Differences in care nationwide we discovered following our Improving Brain Tumour Care Surveys.

Child health team (MDT)

Understand the roles of the professionals that make up your child’s health team.

Your health team (MDT)

Your health team will be made up of many different professionals with different specialties.

Getting a second opinion

You’re currently entitled to ask for a second opinion following your diagnosis.

Questions to ask

Questions to ask, so you can understand your condition and make informed decisions.