East Midlands Children's and Young Persons' 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 Nottingham Children's Hospital (Queen's Medical Centre) 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.


All children and young people with cancer/suspected cancer and their families have access to high quality, safe and effective clinical care as well as emotional and practical support that is well coordinated and provided in environments that are helpful to healing.

Suspected malignant disease in Children and Young People

General Practitioners

Malignant disease in those under 18 years is fortunately rare.

You could use the 2WW system if the child is well. 

If the patient is unwell, please admit directly to your local in-patient Paediatric Unit

Secondary Care Clinicians

(medical and surgical)

Patients up to 18th birthday

If malignant disease is considered please contact Primary Treatment Centre Oncology/Haematology on-call Consultant (Nottingham or Leicester) via switchboard to discuss management. Please do not proceed to biopsy before discussing.

Nottingham 0115 924 9924

Leicester 03003031573


For further information on EMCYPICS please click on the links below:

Nottingham Children's Hospital

Leicester Children's Hospital