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My job: general manager of cancer and outpatient services, Pat McClelland

Pat McClelland, general manager of cancer and outpatient services, Northern Trust, Northern Ireland discusses the importance of having a five-year plan.
Pat McClelland

Pat McClelland, general manager of cancer and outpatient services, Northern Trust, Northern Ireland, won the 2016 Brownlee-Silverdale leadership award at the RCN Northern Ireland nurse of the year awards.

What is your job?

I am general manager (GM) of cancer and outpatient services in the Northern Trust, Northern Ireland. I work with multidisciplinary teams, regional and trust teams to develop and provide cancer services.

Why did you become a nurse?

I always wanted to be a nurse. Playing nurse was my favourite childhood pastime, and as I progressed through school, getting qualifications to enter nursing was my main aim. If I wasn’t a nurse, I might have run my own shop selling giftware, or tried a career in horticulture as I loved working on the family market garden.

What does your role entail?

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