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People in hospital are often vulnerable, so be kind and show humanity, says Macmillan consultant nurse Victoria Harmer.
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People in hospital are often vulnerable, so be kind and show humanity, says Macmillan consultant nurse Victoria Harmer

Macmillan consultant nurse (breast) Victoria Harmer qualified with distinction in 1995 and has devoted her career to caring for patients with cancer. She specialised in breast cancer 17 years ago, after taking up a clinical nurse specialist post at London's St Mary's Hospital in 2000. She has been in her current role at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust since October 2016, and is also a published author and script adviser for television programmes featuring breast cancer storylines.

What are your main work responsibilities? I manage ten nurse specialists and am heavily involved in service delivery and improvement for breast screening and symptomatic services. I also run a nurse-led nipple areola tattoo

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