My job

Macmillan lead cancer nurse

Jane Pickard thrives on the chance to influence the future of cancer services
Jane Pickard

Jane Pickard, Macmillan lead cancer nurse at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, explains why she has embraced cancer nursing

What does your job involve?

I work collaboratively with clinical teams to ensure that the trust provides high-quality patient care and achieves its performance objectives in cancer care and management.

I also lead on the Living With and Beyond Programme, which aims to improve access and support for people living with cancer in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Why did you become a nurse?

As a child, I loved a comic called Twinkle. My favourite story was Nurse Nancy about a girl who helped her grandfather mend broken toys. I knew I wanted to help people and make them better. I wouldn’t have wanted to do anything else.

How did you come to work in the field?


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