Claire is patient-centred in all that she does. She consistently demands better and strives to develop services to improve patient outcomes through her role as an educator, a leader, and a service developer.
She leads on implementing the recovery package across her Trust, including the delivery of a rolling survivorship programme for cancer patients. She has also established a new specialist multidisciplinary team meeting for complex cancer patients to improve the coordination of care, decision making and, ultimately, patient outcomes. What’s more, as a clinical academic, Claire uses what she sees in practice to inform her extensive research – and there’s no doubt that it’s transforming the lives of many cancer patients.
Claire is not just a role model to her team. She’s also someone who has inspired patients’ relatives to enter nursing, students to become cancer nurses, cancer nurses to undertake degrees, and patients to volunteer for Macmillan.