We are delighted to announce the appointment of Tracey Cole, Pam Dalrymple and Marie Eaton to the LCNUK Committee.
Committee Members input into the planning and activities of the organisation as well as to helping to influence the future decisions of LCNUK.
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Tracey moved to London from the Wirral to do my nursing training at Barts hospital in 1991 and after completion of training went straight into the field Oncology. Next year will be Tracey's 20 year anniversary of being a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in the field of oncology and palliative care. Over the last 10 years, Tracey has been a Lung cancer CNS (with a brief foray into the role of an Acute Oncology CNS in 2016) both in a ‘diagnostic centre’ and currently in a specialist tertiary referral centre. Tracey remains passionate about excellence in patient care and has developed a special interest in the needs and care of patients who have an oncogenic mutation driven lung cancer. Tracey has just been successful in obtaining a secondment position with the North Thames Genomic Medicine Service Alliance (GMSA) to carry out a project pertaining to support the development of a framework to identify care pathways for Lung Cancer patients which will enable equitable access to genetic/genomic medicine, embedding this into everyday clinical care across England.
Regarding her appointment, Tracey said: "I look forward to being a committee member of the LCNUK and thank you for this opportunity."
Pamela initially qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1994 and has extensive experience of working within Specialist Palliative Care services within an inpatient, day unit and most recently within a community setting for the past 18 years. She is a Specialist Practitioner in Palliative Care and won the Anne Weatherall prize for top graduate in 2001 at QMUC in Edinburgh. She has been a non-medical prescriber since 2005 and in 2020 completed a post graduate certificate in Advanced Practice. She has also been a research nurse manager with the University of Edinburgh and retains an interest in research and is a member of the LCNUK Research Interest Group.
Pamela has been working as an Advanced CNS in Lung Cancer since 2020 at IRH in Greenock and supports patients and their carers from Pre diagnosis through treatment and post treatment follow up, alongside her Respiratory Consultants. She is currently setting up a Prehabilitation service and also works alongside the consultant oncologist undertaking clinical consultations and prescribing of SACT, TKI's and Immunotherapy.
Pamela is project leading the LCNUK annual workshop in 2022 and is a committee member of the Scottish Lung Cancer Nurses Forum. She is currently part of the steering group looking at developing a National Clinical Management pathway for Lung Cancer in Scotland supported by the Scottish Government. She also continues to teach Sage and Thyme communication skills training across GGC.
Marie qualified as a registered nurse from the University of Manchester in 2011 and started her career working in the community and emergency department. While gaining experience in these fields, she completed her BSc (Hons) degree in Adult nursing. In 2016 she was appointed as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in lung cancer at The Christie Hospital where she has been in post since. During this time, she has obtained her Non-Medical Prescribing qualification and is involved in the autonomous care of patients with lung cancers through nurse led prescribing clinics as well as consultant led clinics. Marie also has a keen interest in supporting and caring for patients with Thymic disease and sits on the BTOG Thymic Malignancies interest group.