The Central Venous Access Team provides a nurse-led service to teenagers and adults already referred to UCLH for cancer treatment.

We insert PICCs, implantable ports, Hickman lines and temporary central lines, and provide support, education and advice to patients, carers and healthcare professionals in all matters relating to central venous catheters.

This is a nurse-led service. If you require information about central venous catheters, you can contact one of our specialist nurses from Monday to Friday, between 8am and 5pm on weekdays on 020 3447 7491.

Patient contact


Central Venous Access
University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
Haematology/Oncology Daycare 
Huntley Street 
London WC1E 6AG

There are currently no dates planned but if your team are interested in arranging a training session, please contact us by emailing 

What to expect when you have a PICC insertion