Jaundice Services

The Jaundice Specialist Nurse facilitates the implementation of the Manchester Cancer Jaundice Pathway.

This pathway provides for earlier diagnosis as well as timely referral and improved pathways for patients with cancer, presenting with jaundice.

The aim is to facilitate same day definitive radiological imaging for patients presenting with obstructive jaundice not due to gallstones.  Early diagnosis of pancreatic and biliary cancer, timely referral and improved patient experience will also be a major part of the role. The role includes the facilitation of fast-track referral for jaundiced patients with pancreatic cancer for early surgery. The aim is to reduce overall complications and prolong survival.

The Jaundice CNS works closely with The Clinical Nurse Specialists and various other MDT members of the 10 acute hospital trusts in the Greater Manchester.

These include:

  • Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
  • Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • East Cheshire NHS Trust
  • Pennine Acute NHS Trust
  • Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
  • Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
  • Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
  • University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust;
  • Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust.


If you are a healthcare professional and wish to refer a patient to the rapid access malignant jaundice clinic , please do this via ERS.

For further information please contact Mft.hpb.cns@nhs.net


Manchester Foundation Trust
Care of Ward 7
Manchester Royal Infirmary
Oxford Road
M13 9WL

Bleep :0161 276 123(3685)

Phone: 0161 701 0477