As a Macmillan Nurse Consultant in Late Effects, Diana has made numerous outstanding contributions to innovation in nurse-led care through practice, research and education. An inspiring leader and passionate patient advocate, she is driven by the desire to make a difference through patient-centred care.
In one of many innovations, she pioneered the Sheffield Late Effects Clinic – a multidisciplinary nurse-led service that patients can attend regardless of when or where their cancer treatment was. Nationally, she has been a driving force in Macmillan’s Consequences of Cancer and its Treatment Collaborative, a programme designed to improve the patient experience. As part of it, she has driven the development of competency frameworks for nurses to define the vital knowledge and skills they need to care for people living with and beyond cancer.
‘We’ve still got a huge way to go to make sure patient-centred care is integrated,’ says Diana. ‘We need to build it into the training of the new generation of healthcare professionals.’
If you have any questions about Diana’s work please email Programme Manager, Steve Edwards.