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'Maintain your professional integrity at all times'

Senior clinical nurse specialist at the Royal Marsden Hospital Caroline Gee on why trusting your gut will benefit you in the long run. 

Caroline Gee is a senior clinical nurse specialist in gastrointestinal consequences of cancer treatment at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London

What does your job involve?

I work in a specialist multidisciplinary team that investigates and manages patients who experience gastrointestinal symptoms as a result of their cancer treatment. The clinical aspect of the role involves history-taking, physical examinations, requesting and interpreting investigations, and managing the new diagnoses made. A holistic needs assessment is offered to all patients attending the clinic.

I have also recently applied to undertake the independent and supplementary prescribing course in 2018.

Why did you become a nurse?

A wise woman encouraged me by saying that I would make an excellent nurse; that it was a fulfilling and rewarding career. I didn’t believe her at the time, but she was right.

How did


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