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Step outside your comfort zone and don’t be afraid to fail, says Venetia Wynter-Blyth.
Venetia Winter-Blyth

Step outside your comfort zone and don’t be afraid to fail, says Venetia Wynter-Blyth

Venetia Wynter-Blyth graduated from the University of Southampton with a bachelor of nursing (Hons) degree and has worked in oncology for 15 years. She spent 12 years as an upper gastrointestinal (GI) clinical nurse specialist before taking up her current post as Macmillan nurse consultant in upper GI cancers at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in London. She was named RCN Nurse of the Year 2016 for creating PREPARE – a holistic ‘prehabilitation’ self-management programme for people with cancer who require surgery.

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