The role of the uro-oncology CNS
Nicola James Macmillan nurse consultant, Cancer Care, Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Calow, Chesterfield
Jayne Eastwood Macmillan patient and public involvement co-ordinator, Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Calow, Chesterfield
To meet the new cancer related targets, address the void left by junior doctors and to improve patient care, a uro-oncology clinical nurse specialist (CNS) was added to the urology team of Chesterfield Royal Hospital with the specific aim of developing nurse-led prostate cancer follow-up. This article chronicles the development of this role, and considers the difference that having a CNS in post makes to the patient’s experience of cancer.
Cancer Nursing Practice. 4, 8,36-39. doi: 10.7748/cnp2005.10.4.8.36.c173