About Us: Clinical Nurse Specialists
Team Leaders are clinical experts and a professional resource to the multi-professional team, supporting the Head of Nursing.
They are responsible for recruitment and retention of the Mesothelioma UK Nurse Specialist Team. Each acts as a mentor, offering support and clinical leadership to the team and supporting new nurses as they come into post.
The Team Leaders support the Mesothelioma UK Head of Services and Head of Nursing, focusing on the nursing initiatives within the charity's Five Year Strategy, as well as organising educational events, networking opportunities and team meetings. They have a local, regional and national remit to their roles.
The Team Leaders are:
Lorraine Creech who covers North West England. the Midlands and Wales.
Anne Moylan who covers the South of England
Leah Taylor who covers the North East, Yorkshire and Scotland.
Mesothelioma UK funds a team of 25 dedicated nurses. The nurses are based in NHS hospitals across the UK, each focused on ensuring mesothelioma expertise is available at the front door of the NHS.
The team includes Liz Darlison, Mesothelioma UK Head of Services and Consultant Nurse at the University Hospitals of Leicester, who provides clinical leadership within the charity, and Lorraine Creech, Mesothelioma UK Head of Nursing, who leads and develops the clinical nurse specialist team. They are supported by Nurse Team Leaders covering the UK’s northern, midland and southern regions.
Of the other Clinical Nurse Specialists, most are employed through Mesothelioma UK funding and some are adopted meaning they are supported to maintain their mesothelioma expertise and focus through Mesothelioma UK support, education and travel grants.