60 seconds with uro-oncology clinical nurse specialist Amanda Baxter
To truly listen is to use all of your senses, and this is a fundamental part of nursing, says the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust's longest-serving clinical nurse specialist Amanda Baxter
Amanda Baxter was the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust’s first clinical nurse specialist (CNS). After qualifying as a registered general nurse and registered mental health nurse in 1984, she joined the London trust’s uro-oncology unit in 1987 as a staff nurse, rising to senior sister. The CNS role that had been created in the 1970s spanned both managerial duties and clinical practice, but after recognising the need for a CNS that was entirely clinically focused, she worked with the trust to develop the role, becoming the Royal Marsden’s first fully clinical CNS in uro-oncology in 1994.
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