Consultant Cancer Nurse, UK Oncology Nursing Society President, North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust
I have worked in adult cancer care for most of my career and have been in my current clinical role as a Consultant Cancer Nurse for the past 18 years. I have developed a wealth of skills, knowledge and expertise in both cancer care and leadership, which I rely on when developing new services, evaluating existing practices, educating other professionals and improving the patient and their relatives experience.
My area of clinical expertise is the management of patients with breast cancer. This involves assessing patients; managing symptoms and treatment toxicities, prescribing, requesting radiological investigations, developing and leading services i.e. homecare service and utilising Oncotype DX testing.
I have presented at many conferences, published extensively, developed on-line education modules and various forms of patient information.
I am currently the President for the United Kingdom Oncology Nursing Society, as well as being consultant editor of the British Journal of Nursing oncology supplement.