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Alice Andrews, DipHe, MSc

Clinical Nurse Specialist Lead and Acute Oncology CNS Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

I qualified as a Staff Nurse in 2005 and have spent 12 years of my career working in Oncology.   Oncology Nursing has always been my passion, I have held CNS roles in colorectal, skin and sarcoma and currently manage a large team of cancer clinical nurse specialists.  I have been in my current role in Acute Oncology for the last 3 years, my experience in skin has been beneficial with the recent use of immunotherapy for other cancers.  I thrive on the challenge of learning new skills and improving patient experience.  To this end I have recently carried out a research project looking at the experience of patients diagnosed with Cancer of Unknown Primary (CUP) as part of an emergency admission; In my free time I volunteer for a couple of charities, one volunteering as a nurse at music festivals, the other supporting night time revellers and the homeless in town on a Saturday night.