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‘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
Carol Diver

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

What does your job involve?

I am a Macmillan cancer nurse consultant and my work is divided between clinical and leadership roles. My clinical role is mainly based around lung cancer where I assess and organise investigations for people suspected of having lung cancer. When the diagnosis is made I am responsible for discussing the results and the initial treatment plan with the patient. My work is supervised by medical consultants and treatments are decided by our multidisciplinary team.

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I am also the lead cancer nurse on developments for both the lung and acute oncology services for the trust as a whole, and I am an active member on

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