They’ll also work with doctors and other professionals to make sure you understand your options and feel informed about what’s happening to you. As well as giving nursing care, they’re there to support you and help you deal with having cancer. 

Sue Morgan MBE, Nurse Consultant 

"Lots of things inspire me, from seeing a junior nurse ‘getting’ what we do, to working with some amazing young people."

David Wright, Lead Nurse 

"I have been lucky to work with many inspiring young people - their attitude and approach is what makes the work worthwhile."

Jamie Cargill, Lead Nurse 

"It’s my responsibility to develop the best possible care for young people with cancer in the South West. I share specialist expertise whilst advocating and being a voice for young people’s needs within NHS organisations. " 

Louise Soanes, Nurse Consultant  

"The young people we work with inspire me, as do their friends and family."

Karen Sherbourne, Lead Nurse 

"Young people need staff looking after them who are passionate about this age group and understand their needs."

Nicky Pettitt, Lead Nurse 

"Making a difference to young people’s experiences is what it’s all about – we can’t change the big things but we can make a difference with the smaller things."

Liz Watt, Lead Nurse 

"Teenage Cancer Trust makes a big difference to how young people cope and allows us to make a difficult situation a bit better."

Lisa Mcmonagle, Advanced Nurse Practitioner  

I am inspired by the patients and their families I meet every day, especially those going through their exams whilst on treatment. I am amazed when I speak to these young people about how much they are trying to juggle whilst trying to get better. 

 

 

Lorraine Beddard, Specialist Nurse 

"I feel inspired by knowing the difference this individualised support can make to young people and their network – that’s what they tell me!"

Lottie Weston, Lead Nurse  

"Having specialist staff to support young people and dedicated services built around their needs and interests where they can meet others with similar experiences is so important."

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