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‘The road ahead won’t always be smooth – but it will be interesting’

Consultant breast services nurse Maria Noblet reveals how her nursing specialism cemented a desire to stay close to patients who are going through surgery.
Maria Noblet

Consultant breast services nurse Maria Noblet reveals how her nursing specialism cemented a desire to stay close to patients who are going through surgery

What is your job?

I am a consultant nurse within the breast services at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust.

What does your job involve?

Clinically, my role involves working with patients who have been referred by their GP with a breast symptom in the diagnostic setting. It often involves reassuring women that their symptom is not breast cancer related – and at other times delivering bad news. I support our family history service assessing individual women’s risk of developing breast cancer and I have a busy counselling practice where I see women with complex psychological needs.

My role also involves conducting nursing research and I am involved in several projects, all of which focus

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