2024 Annual Conference, 20th - 21st June, Glasgow
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Helen trained at the University of Southampton and qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 2008.
The Royal Hampshire County Hospital Chemotherapy Unit gave her the opportunity to be their first Preceptorship Nurse and she worked there as a Chemotherapy Nurse Practitioner for four years. She had always had a special interest in lung cancer and so in 2012 she felt very fortunate to secure a post as a Lung Cancer Nurse Specialist at Southampton General. She would then go on to become the Manager of the Lung Cancer Nursing service there.
In 2018 after successfully putting in a business case for funding from the charity Mesothelioma UK, Helen was appointed to the Mesothelioma UK Clinical Nurse Specialist post. Since working for Mesothelioma UK she has been part of their Armed Forces project team and now her particular focus is on improving the wellbeing of Mesothelioma Patients and their Carers and she has set up a monthly Patient and Carer Wellbeing Workshop.
She has presented Nationally and Internationally at various Conferences and study days, including a poster presentation at the International Mesothelioma Interest Group (iMIG) in 2021.