Hilary Baker is the Macmillan Lead nurse specialist in Uro-oncology at UCLH having returned to her alma matter in 2014 after a thirty-year gap following her nurse training in 1983 (as set 245). She has worked all her career as a urology/surgical nurse both in the NHS and private sector in a variety of roles and the past twenty-one years have been in oncology as a CNS. She has a MSC in cancer studies and a BSc (Hons) in cancer and palliative care from Oxford Brookes University and is registered at the NMC as an advance nurse practitioner and non-medical prescriber.
As the Lead CNS for Uro-oncology she provides clinical expertise and management skills across the five tumour sites, to deliver a high standard of specialist urological cancer care whilst providing professional leadership and line-managing to a team of seventeen CNSs and one support worker. She has a leadership and strategic role with North Central London in setting standards/guidelines, to develop clear robust patient pathways across the London Cancer Alliance.
She is passionate about patient pre-habitation, enhanced recovery and rehabilitation following surgery and the patient experience along their cancer trajectory. Outside of work Hilary enjoys walking in the Buckinghamshire countryside with her four dogs, shopping, cooking and spending time with family and friends.