Skin Cancer Nursing Service
Nicola is our Lead Skin Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS). She is part of the multi-disciplinary team working towards improving the quality of care for people with skin cancer. As a Nurse Specialist, she is available to:
- Help co-ordinate patient care from diagnosis to treatment and through to follow-up care
- Be a familiar face who can provide support for patients and their families
- Provide information on tests, investigations and treatment options
- Offer support and advice on symptom control
- Provide a link to other professionals and support services
Background and experience:
Nicola is a Registered General Nurse with a BSc in Professional Development in Health and Social Care, including a specialist module in Cancer Care. She has recently passed a Masters Level Module in Skin Cancer Clinical Examination and Assessment. As well as Oncology, Nicola’s experience is varied, including Practice Nursing.
Telephone: 01752 439800
As a Skin Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist, Jill works closely with Nicola Jones to provide support and advice to any patient and their family, with a diagnosis of skin cancer. Jill’s role is to co-ordinate care from the point of diagnosis, through investigations to treatment and follow-up care.
Background and experience
Jill is a registered general nurse and holds a BSc in Health Studies with specialist modules in Dermatology and Wound Care.
Jill has worked as a specialist nurse in dermatology for 19 years; in both hospital and community services. Her experience covers most aspects of managing skin disease; including chronic skin conditions and delivering Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) for simple skin lesions and pre-cancerous skin changes.
Telephone: 01752 431631
As a surgical Nurse Practitioner, Diana is part of the surgical team for skin cancer. Diana has her own ‘minor ops’ lists everyday. Patients are pre-selected by the consultant to attend these lists.
Background and experience
Diana has been a registered general nurse for 22 years with the first twelve years being spent in the operating department. In 2007, Diana completed the Royal College of Surgeons- ‘Basic surgical Skills’ course and has she operated on over 5000 patients to date.
Your Treatment Plan
Patients who would like written details of their management plans or health needs assessment should contact the Skin Cancer Nurse Specialist/Key worker on 01752 439800/431631.
Your Key Worker
Patients will be offered a named Key Worker who will be responsible for co-ordinating their care. The whole skin cancer team can be contacted via your key worker.
For patients: To find out who your key worker is or for any other information about your care, please contact the Skin Cancer Nurse Specialists on 01752 439800/431631.