My job

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NET nurses: supporting patients confused by their rare cancer diagnosis

‘Even healthcare professionals don’t know enough about neuroendocrine cancers’

Jane Pickard

Macmillan lead cancer nurse

Jane Pickard thrives on the chance to influence the future of cancer services

‘Never lose sight of the person within your patient’

Jane Billing, lead for a urology oncology nurse specialist service, talks about her job


‘I knew oncology was my passion and I have never looked back’

Lead research nurse Julie Duncan explains her passion for cancer nursing

My job: Macmillan hepato-pancreato-biliary clinical nurse specialist

Vicki Stevenson-Hornby on being an advocate for a specialist cancer patient group

My job: clinical nurse specialist

Millicent Blake-McCoy qualified as a primary school teacher, but the pull of nursing was too strong

My job: Influencing policy through my nurse manager role

Chief of nursing Karen Roberts on providing clinical expertise and advice to Macmillan Cancer Support

Carol Diver

‘My holistic role overlaps the boundaries between medicine and nursing’

Nurse consultant Carol Diver advocates taking up new opportunities – even if it takes you out of your comfort zone

60 seconds with Macmillan director of nursing Barry Quinn

Barry Quinn talks about his career in cancer and palliative care and the lessons learned

'Reflecting on patient feedback reminds us of our privileged position'

Thoracic surgery and mesothelioma UK nurse specialist Joanne Hargrave discusses her unique and collaborative role

Amanda Shewbridge

60 seconds with Amanda Shewbridge, Macmillan nurse programme lead for living with and...

Amanda Shewbridge talks about how she is transforming services for people living with and beyond cancer in south-east London

60 seconds with advanced nurse practitioner Emma Masters

Emma Masters’ patients are young people undergoing cancer treatment

60 seconds with breast care specialist nurse Carol Brearley

Carol Brearley, a breast care specialist nurse, talks about qualities a cancer nurse should...

How the Royal Marsden hospital left a lasting impact on my career

Radiation oncology nurse in Ireland Jennifer Matthews discusses how clinical research is...

60 seconds with pain management nurse specialist Jenny Wright

Jenny Wright, a clinical nurse specialist in pain management, talks about the challenges of...

Reflecting the core values of a clinical nurse specialist

Colorectal clinical nurse specialist Iris Williams on the importance of having the patience...

The varied role of a Macmillan cancer nurse consultant

Macmillan cancer nurse consultant Ann Muls on embracing an holistic outlook and why the...

‘Remain curious, never stop learning and speak up’

Macmillan nurse clinician Claire Ryan on the importance of seeking out a mentor in a chosen...