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Experience and Qualifications

Dedicated and Experienced

Over thirty years working in the NHS and private sectors, supporting and treating cancer patients and their families.

Breast Care Specialist Nurse

The Lister Hospital 2019 - 2022

  • Lead breast care nurse, supporting newly diagnosed patients with breast cancer, providing support and information regarding treatment plans, verbal and written.

  • Teaching ward nurses all aspects of breast cancer care.

  • Macmillan advocate.

Breast Care Specialist Nurse

Harley Street Clinic 2018

  • Supporting patients from initial diagnosis through surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and reconstructive surgery (predominantly DIEP) 

  • Supporting consultants in clinic

Breast Care Specialist Nurse

  • Setting up of a new breast care service, allowing patients instant access to all imaging, biopsies, surgical consultations with results given as quickly as possible. 

  • Co-ordination of multi-disciplinary team meetings.

  • Support of patients diagnosed with breast cancer giving information and advice in the beast centre and on the surgical ward.

  • Supporting Consultants and patients in surgical clinics.

  • Writing up of patient notes, results co-ordination

  • Teachings on the ward around the different types of surgery and treatment for breast cancer.

Breast Care Specialist Nurse/Chemotherapy Sister

Spire Hospital, Southampton 2010-2015

  • Sister in specialist unit supporting 7 oncology consultants, deputising for Chemotherapy Lead as necessary.

  • Admitting patients, phlebotomy, cannulation, administering chemotherapy and associated treatments. 

  • Provide information and support for all areas of patient treatment from alleviation of side effects to financial, emotional and practical support

  • Audit notes, book investigations and procedures.

  • Sole responsibility as specialist Breast Care Nurse attending breast surgeon clinics

  • Liaise with consultants and other departments ensuring consistency and continuity of treatments

  • Visit/counsel surgical breast patients on the ward. Arrange home chemotherapy services

  • Sole responsibility for overseeing implementation of the Ardeo personal clinical desktop computer system to implement “best practice” systems and procedures

Staff Nurse, 

Royal Hampshire County Hospital 2010

  • Staff nurse in a team of 9 working on a highly active chemotherapy unit

  • Responsible for admitting/treating up to 5 patients a day 

  • Managed all elements of care from admission to follow up

Staff Nurse, Oncology Unit

Royal South Hants Hospital 1997 - 2001

  • Managed nurse led unit for 4 oncologists. Phlebotomy, ordering and administering Chemotherapy delivering service within budget 

  • Linked with local Cancer Network, updating policies/procedures to ensure seamless and informed journey throughout patient’s treatment

Research Sister, Oncology

Royal Marsden Hospital 1994

  • Managing all investigations and documentation results

  • Responsible for patient care and counselling on chemotherapy trials

  • Liaised with drug company monitors providing all documentation required

Staff Nurse - International

1998 - 1991

  • Camp Nurse USA

  • Oncology ward, Australia

Student Nurse

St Thomas' Hospital 1985 - 1988

  • Staff Nurse training

  • All aspects of nursing care