Breast Care Nurse Specialists
Our Breast Care Nurse Specialist (BCNs) team, including nurses listed below.
- BCN Lead: Samantha Glee
- Sharon Thain (Specialty: Patient-initiated follow up
- Rachel Fenn (Specialties: Family history and oncoplastic surgery)
- Jill Swan (Specialty: Oncoplastic surgery)
- Rosemary Thompson (Specialty: Metastatic disease)
Our team of specialist Breast Care Nurses (also known as Key Workers) are there to provide continuity of care for women and men with breast cancer.
Your breast care nurse is available to offer emotional support, guidance and information for you and your family.
Their role is to help you understand your treatments, and to be a point of contact if you are concerned about any aspect of your care or treatment.
In addition to supporting breast patients in both the inpatient and outpatient settings, the BCNs also provide a wealth of information about a variety of breast conditions and can advise on non-clinical matters including financial advice following cancer diagnosis.
The BCNs also lead on the new Patient Centred Follow Up pathway, which supports patients with early breast cancer to monitor their own health following their breast cancer treatment, in order to minimise the need for hospital appointments and to reduce anxiety.
The BCNs also have specialist interests including family history clinics and breast reconstruction, and work closely with their colleagues in the prosthetics department and lymphoedema clinic, to provide a comprehensive service for our local population.
Office hours: Monday to Thursday 9:00 – 16:30 and Friday 9:00 – 16:00.
Direct telephone: 01493 452447