There are currently 27 Macmillan Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialists working across 11 specialties and three divisions within the organisation. All Nurses are line managed by the matrons with the divisions supported by the Macmillan Lead Cancer Nurse. All the nurses are experienced professionals with the knowledge and skills to support the specific cancer groups.
Although roles vary across the Trust all nurses work aim to provide support to cancer patients at diagnosis and throughout their cancer journey. As per the recommendations of the National Cancer Strategy all the teams are working towards providing a Holistic Needs Assessment (HNA) at diagnosis and developing a care plan with the patients to address their key concerns.
All the nurses are committed to the survivorship agenda and empowering patients with knowledge and skills to manage their individual cancer. All the CNS have designed posters which depict their service and have been used in showcase events in addition to the Health and Well-being events.
All nurses have attended the two day psychological skills training required to undertake HNA and have access to clinical supervision from a level three psychologist