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FOULKES, Mark

Mark has been in post as Nurse Consultant and Macmillan Lead Cancer Nurse at the Royal Berkshire Foundation Trust since 2007. He is the current President of the UK Oncology Nursing Society (UKONS). He has been a UKONS board member since 2018 and he also edits the twice monthly e-newsletter.

Mark still works clinically on the Acute Oncology Team, and during the COVID-19 pandemic he continued to work at the Royal Berkshire Hospital seeing patients. He also worked strategically to help manage the Trusts response to the crisis. He helped establish the Trust’s ‘staff COVID swabbing’ regimen and helped establish the hospital’s ‘virtual’ Cancer Rehabilitation sessions, which have been very successful. .  Mark has presented widely on a range of subjects and has a particular interest in nurse-led services, innovative approaches to cancer care delivery and the political backdrop to cancer services.

He has an interest in music and, in normal non-COVID times, runs a monthly music night. He is a keen cyclist. In 2015 he rode from Reading to Barcelona for charity on a tandem with one of his consultant colleagues. (181 words)

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