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Cancer Nurse Specialists

Cancer affects all of us, directly or through our friends and families. Here at Manchester Royal Infirmary we provide a comprehensive range of services for the effective diagnosis and treatment of cancer, and offer range of personal support to patients with cancer to help them cope with the disease and treatment.

Patients will be supported by a number of different specialist nurses as they progress through their treatment 'pathway'  It is our aim that all patients have one specific point of nursing contact.  This is usually the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) for the disease/speciality.

Cancer treatments can involve a number of treatments in different hospitals. The Clinical nurse specialist (CNS) will ensure that patients are well looked after pre and post admission to hospital.

Cancer nurse specialists (CNS) can also be known as the 'key worker/ Clinical Nurse Specialists.  These roles can be varied throughout healthcare.  However, within cancer care there are essential skills, knowledge and experience that are required to allow nurses to practice in this role.

Central Manchester University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust employ cancer nurse specialists within all the types of Cancer that are treated here.  You will also find that cancer services at Trafford, St Marys' and the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.

The CNS will liaise with patients while at home or in hospital. One of the primary roles of the CNS is to ensure the patient is happy with the level of information they receive about their treatments.

The Clinical Nurse Specialist play a key role in supporting patients and families and provide that vital link for patients and families with the medical teams involved in the cancer patient pathway.  

The CNS will liaise with patients while at home or in hospital. One of the primary roles of the CNS is to ensure the patient is happy with the level of information they receive about their treatments.

The Clinical Nurse Specialist play a key role in supporting patients and families and provide that vital link for patients and families with the medical teams involved in the cancer patient pathway.  

You can find out more about our cancer nurse specialists here at Manchester Royal Infirmary by clicking on the roles below.

To find out information about our cancer nurse specialists working within St Marys and the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital please visit the web page.