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Nursing staff

Clinical Nurse Specialist

All patients with cancer should have access to a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS).

He or she is usually present with the consultant when a diagnosis of cancer is given. If you are unsure if you have seen a CNS, please feel free to ask your consultant.

The Clinical Nurse Specialist works closely with hospital nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals to maximise the independence, dignity and quality of life of people suffering from cancer. He or she also liaises closely with community carers and family doctors (GPs) to ensure the highest quality of care at home.

You may see the Clinical Nurse Specialist when you are on the ward, whilst having surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy treatment or at your outpatient appointments.

You will also be given contact details by your Clinical Nurse Specialist and they can be contacted by telephone 8.30am - 4.00pm Monday to Friday.

The office telephone is not manned, but there is an answerphone. We try to return your call the same working day, but if your message is left after 2.00pm it may not be until the following day.

If you have an urgent concern then your CNS can be contacted by bleep. Telephone the hospital switchboard on 0300 304 7777 and ask switch to bleep the nurse required. We do ask you bleep us only for urgent problems as we are likely to be in clinic seeing patients.

Unfortunately, there is no emergency service. If you are at home, please contact your GP. If you are in hospital, please speak to one of the nurses.

What can the Clinical Nurse Specialist offer me?

  • A contact point for people with cancer at any stage
  • Advice and support for you, your relatives, carers and friends.
  • Advice about treatments such as radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
  • Information about your illness.
  • Advice on your continued care at home.
  • Someone to talk to about worries or problems.
  • Advice on relationship, fertility or sexual problems.
  • Advice on how to manage financial problems.

Rose Southby

Uro-oncology Specialist Nurse

Karena Le Monnier

Uro-oncology Specialist Nurse

Stoma and Neobladder Care Team

  • Ms Beverley Manning
  • Ms Julianne Horridge

Nurse endoscopists

  • Ms Gill Verrell