The Lead Cancer Nurse is a pivotal, strategic role which provides expert knowledge and support to enable the organisation to deliver against the UK cancer agenda and the NHS long term plan for cancer services. The role is important in ensuring that all cancer teams within the organisation are given the support, guidance and information required for safe delivery of the national policies. The aim of the role is to ensure that the cancer care is of high standard, equitable and consistent for all patients that use the services within the organisation and enhance patient experience via establishing robust cancer services.
Within my current role I aim to maintain my clinical skills by assessing, reviewing and performing procedures for haematology patients and patients who undertake bone marrow transplant. I also remain involved with academic responsibilities as Senior Lecturer and Module Leader within Oxford Brookes University; providing teaching on the subjects of haemato-oncology and systemic anticancer therapy, to nurses who wish to acquire the qualification of systemic anticancer therapy administration.
Teaching and supervision
Senior Lecturer and Module Leader, SACT administration and patient care
Macmillan Lead Cancer Nurse and Advanced Clinical Practitioner, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust