Posted on: February 10, 2015

Claire Taylor: New Macmillan Nurse Consultant in Colorectal Cancer

St Mark’s Academic Institute are pleased and proud to announce that Claire Taylor, St Mark’s Macmillan Lead Nurse in Colorectal Cancer, has been appointed to the role of Macmillan Nurse Consultant in Colorectal Cancer with special interest in survivorship.

The role is 50% clinical (with focus on complex cancer patients and GI consequences of cancer patients) and 50% research, teaching and service development. The post will provide clinical leadership within the colorectal cancer nursing service and facilitate implementation of a series of key survivorship interventions, such as Holistic needs assessment and Health and Well-being events, which aim to improve outcomes for people living with and beyond cancer.

Speaking about her new post, Claire said:

“I feel privileged to have been appointed to the role of Nurse Consultant and I look forward to continuing to deliver and further develop the complex colorectal cancer nursing service.

I will also be working with service users and providers across the Trust to improve the provision and perspective of their local cancer survivorship services (I will be identifying areas of best practice as well as possible gaps in service provision.)

This role offers clinical leadership which I believe is vital in a healthcare system which presents challenges for both nursing and healthcare. We know that the appointment of specialist cancer nurses is a core element in improving cancer services. So I am very grateful to Macmillan for supporting this new post.”

To find out more about the complex cancer unit at St Mark’s Hospital, see the page on our surgery department.