My job

My job: clinical nurse specialist

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

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

What is your job?

I am the lead Macmillan haemato-oncology clinical nurse specialist at North Middlesex University Hospital. I am currently undertaking an MSc course in cancer care advanced nursing practice.

What does your job involve?

I am a key worker for patients from diagnosis and then throughout their treatment, and seek to empower people in living with and beyond cancer.

As a multidisciplinary team member, I contribute to the decision-making process for patients’ care pathways.

Besides providing expert and professional advice I am the communication resource for other members of the multidisciplinary team. I engage in specialist teaching to nursing students and am the trust’s designated nurse lead for training in the administration of intrathecal chemotherapy.

In addition, I run

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