Our team includes three clinical nurse specialists (CNS), based at the gynaecological cancer centre and two clinical nurse specialists who follow their own patients from Whipps Cross and Newham General Hospital to the centre.
They are available for women and their families to help them understand and cope with a new or recurrent cancer diagnosis and prepare them for forthcoming investigations and treatment. The nurse specialists can provide written and verbal information, advice and support during patients’ time in hospital and via telephone contact at home afterwards.
The clinical nurse specialists act as a link with all the different people involved in patient care; they are part of a multidisciplinary team who share expertise to plan and organise treatment. They also have strong links with other healthcare professionals and can refer to other specialists in the hospital or in patients’ local area for further information, advice or support.
The clinical nurse specialist service is open Monday to Friday between 9am-5pm and each CNS may work different hours. Their contact details are below.
Clinical nurse specialists based at Barts:
Clinical Nurse Specialists in Gynaecological Oncology
Clinical nurse specialists based at other hospitals:
Beverley Packford (Based at Barts & Whipps Cross)