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Children's Cancer

NHS England’s public consultation on the new Principal Treatment Centre

In November 2022, Evelina London Children’s Hospital submitted a proposal to become the new Principal Treatment Centre (PTC) for south London and most of south east England. To make sure that everyone who wants to can share their views for the new centre, NHS England – London is reaching out to children, teenagers, families, staff, communities and other stakeholders from across the region and beyond, to ask them to get involved.

Choosing Evelina London is a once in a generation opportunity to bring together the leading children’s cancer experts with our existing world-class specialist paediatric team to create the comprehensive children’s hospital our region needs and deserves. 

Watch a film about our children's cancer proposal

Why Evelina London

We believe we are uniquely placed to provide the best care, research and support to children and young people with cancer, and their families.


Evelina London is the only option that will mean the new children’s cancer centre is based at a dedicated children’s hospital. This will align our region with the rest of the country and international best practice, ensuring children and their families have access to the best possible clinical expertise. 

Clinical research

We can immediately begin new children’s cancer clinical research studies and offer the latest immune therapies like CAR-T, both essential for the future of children’s cancer care. We have two dedicated children’s research wards and a specialist children’s research team already working on more than 200 children’s research studies with academic partners worldwide.

Family support

We understand how tough it is to be the family member of a seriously unwell child.

To support families, we will offer:

  • free, dedicated parking for the new children’s cancer centre
  • support with the cost of travel
  • free overnight accommodation, including 60 rooms in our dedicated Ronald McDonald House.


Moving the children's cancer centre will reduce the need to move seriously ill children needing critical care. Our teams here at Evelina London already share paediatric clinicians and research projects with the specialist hospitals that will support the new children’s cancer centre.

Evelina London Children’s Hospital is an award-winning, outstanding rated hospital that has been co-designed by children and families to be bright, friendly and offer plenty of places to play.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our wonderful children’s hospital and our vision for the future of children’s cancer care in south London, Kent, Surrey, and Sussex. 


Share you views

NHS England – London is gathering views on plans for the new Children’s Cancer Principal Treatment Centre by a public consultation. Find out more about plans for the new centre and please share your views on the NHS England website.

Read our staff blogs

  • Sujeev is a consultant in paediatric cardiology, running cardiac clinics for children with cancer.
  • Gráinne is an advanced nurse practitioner in our kidney transplant team. 
  • Ming is a paediatric neurologist who makes sure Evelina London continues to have the highest level of participation in research.  
  • Sue is a play specialist manager. Learn how her team support children and young people visiting our hospital and using our services.