As a Macmillan Lead Cancer Nurse working at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust and throughout my nursing carer I am extremely passionate and committed to supporting, driving and improving the cancer patient’s agenda throughout the UK. In turn, supporting, educating, motivating and inspiring nurses to do the very same thing when they care for a patient with a cancer diagnosis.
I enjoy my current post, it captures the aspects of nursing I enjoy, its variety and diversity moving between operational and strategic aspects constitutes to drive me to promote cancer service delivery at all times.
I completed my BSc in Cancer Nursing at City University in 2005 and an MSc in Leadership in Healthcare at Kings College London in 2011. I have served in 2009 a term as the President of the National Forum of Gynaecological Oncology Nurses (a term as President Elect and Secretary prior to this).
I am confident that I will be able to utilise my current skills as a UKONS board member in ‘Inspiring Cancer Nursing’ as well as learning from the board’s knowledge and expertise. I am innovative, organised that works well to deadlines and would relish the opportunity to become a UKONS board member.