John Newlands

Senior Cancer Information Specialist

John Newlands has over 20 years experience in cancer nursing. This includes seven years as a Macmillan Oncology Nurse Specialist supporting patients at diagnosis and developing chemotherapy services in at Stirling Royal Infirmary. For the past eight years, John has worked on the Macmillan Support Line where he is a Senior Cancer Information Nurse Specialist. Alongside his nursing qualification, he has a degree in Communication. John has acted as a spokesperson for Macmillan, appearing on BBC Radio 4, 5 Live and BBC Breakfast.

Media expertise: 

John is available for interview on a wide range of cancer topics including risks and causes of cancer, prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and cancer survivorship. He can also speak expertly on the following:

  • Advice on practical, emotional, financial and clinical aspects of cancer ranging from diagnosis, through treatment and recovery
  • End of life care
  • Signs and symptoms of cancer.