Supporting patients through gynaecological cancer

Clinical nurse specialist at Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust Tracie Miles talks about her new role as lead for the Eve Appeal charity’s specialist gynaecological nurse information service, Ask Eve, as well as her passion for improving the support and advice available to women on gynaecological cancers

Clinical nurse specialist at Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust Tracie Miles talks about her new role as lead for the Eve Appeal charity’s specialist gynaecological nurse information service, Ask Eve, as well as her passion for improving the support and advice available to women on gynaecological cancers.

Abstract

The Eve Appeal charity has set up a nurse-led service – known as Ask Eve – to provide women with information on all five gynaecological cancers.

The service, led by Tracie Miles, will help women discuss questions about signs and symptoms, risk factors and related issues such as genetic testing.

Formed in 2002, the charity comprises a nine-strong team, with Dr Miles as the only employed nurse and, currently, the only one running the information service. But she hopes that, in time, the service will grow and recruit additional staff.

‘At this stage of my nursing career, having worked predominantly in a hospital, it’s fantastic to now have autonomy as a nurse specialist. I help women keep well, but I also sadly see those who have gynaecological cancer and support them to live well with it and ensure they have the information they need.’

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This article was first published in print under the original title 'Supportive role' in Cancer Nursing Practice: volume 15, issue 1

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