My job

My job: lead nurse for children's cancer and campaigner

Rachel Hollis is a stalwart RCN campaigner for children’s services. The former chair of the RCN’s children and young people’s specialist care forum has also received the honour of being made a fellow of the RCN.

Rachel Hollis is a stalwart RCN campaigner for children’s services. She is the former chair of the RCN’s children and young people’s specialist care forum and has received the honour of being made a fellow of the RCN.

What is your job?

Lead nurse for children’s cancer and matron for paediatric haematology and oncology in the children’s hospital at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. I have operational management responsibility for, and provide professional nursing leadership to the children’s haematology and oncology service in Leeds.

Why did you become a children’s nurse?

When I was training as a registered nurse paediatrics was the placement I was least looking forward to, but enjoyed the most. I loved the openness of children, the opportunity to work with the whole family, and the strong multidisciplinary ethos.

What might you have done

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