I am the Macmillan Associate Acute Oncology Nurse Advisor. A role that has national and regional responsibilities in the development of Acute Oncology Services in the UK. I am also a member of the NHS England Acute Oncology Advisory Group and the UK Oncology Nursing Society (UKONS) Acute Oncology lead.
I led the development of the UKONS 24 hour triage tool for the management of patients contacting Oncology /haematology advice-lines ,this is now used widely in the UK and internationally.
As a lead chemotherapy nurse,I recognised a need to improve emergency and unplanned care for cancer patients and applied my previous extensive critical and emergency care experience and knowledge to helping with the devlopment of Acute Oncology Services