Advanced Nurse Practitioner
RN (DipPSN), MSc
Gynaecological Oncology; Pre-operative assessment
Mrs Leishman trained at Manchester University and qualified as a
nurse in 1997. She has worked in the Gynaecology Unit at
Saint Mary's Hospital ever since.
She started her first role as a nurse practitioner in 2003
specialising in pre-operative assessment of complex patients
(gynaecological oncology). She commenced an MSc in Advanced
Practice in 2005 and, after a break in the middle, completed in
Mrs Leishman leads on gynaecological oncology
pre-operative/anaesthetic assessment, having developed the service
to a very high standard over the years. She also works as
part of the medical team on the wards planning the care of
in-patients. This includes all gynaecological oncology
surgical patients, but also involves managing patients with
She is a key member of the cancer waits committee and forms part
of the team responsible for ensuring that patients are treated
within the targets set by the government.
She is also a practicing independent non-medical prescriber.