Our Nurses



Mesothelioma UK is dedicated to supporting mesothelioma patients across the UK through a network of clinical nurse specialists.

Our goals are outlined in our Nursing Strategy.  All of our nurses are based in NHS organisations throughout the UK which ensures they are embedded into patient care while working to develop mesothelioma services on a wider scale.

In England, we aim to provide an expert nursing voice in each Cancer Alliance, as well as provide more than one nurse within large alliances, or those with a high patient volume.

We are funders of the Scottish Mesothelioma Network. We proudly collaborate with the Scottish Mesothelioma Network to fund clinical nurse specialists in Scotland.

Project Wales launched in 2020 with the aim of creating an MDT and a network of mesothelioma clinical nurse specialists in Wales.

Project Northern Ireland is working to establish dedicated mesothelioma nursing posts for the first time. 

If you’d like to contact a nurse, please call our Freephone Support Line on 0800 169 2409 or email support@mesothelioma.uk.com

Support for

our nurses

The Mesothelioma UK clinical nurse specialists play a crucial role, providing compassionate care, expert guidance, and a comforting presence during difficult times. Their dedication ensures that patients receive the personalised attention they need, and their families find solace in knowing they are not alone on this journey.

Some of our nurses are funded by partner organisations.  We would like to express our deepest gratitude to the following for their unwavering commitment to supporting patients and families affected by mesothelioma. The funding of the nursing posts has made an immense difference in the lives of those living with this challenging disease.  The commitment to funding these nursing posts is a beacon of light for those facing the challenges of mesothelioma. Together, we continue to fight, advocate, and support one another.


Action on Asbestos

Asbestos Action


Clydebank Asbestos Group


London Asbestos Support Awareness Group

MAPS Benevolent Trust

Mavis Nye Foundation



I, personally, wanted to thank you for your support and guidance through this horrific disease. You’ve listened to me moan and shout with frustration and have been patient when I’ve asked you so many questions that you must have been asked a thousand times.

Dad was always grateful to you and responded to your optimism. My mum and all of our family will always remember you with affection and gratitude

Our Nurses


Leah Taylor

National, Head of Nursing

Samantha Westbrook

Peritoneal Mesothelioma Clinical Nurse Specialist

Northern Cancer Alliance

Helen Wallace

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Joanne Anderson

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

South Yorkshire, Bassetlaw, North Derbyshire and Hardwick Cancer Alliance

Helena Stanley

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Cancer Alliance

Simon Bolton

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

Greater Manchester Cancer Alliance

Mairead Dixon

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Lisa Clarke

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Cheshire and Merseyside Cancer Alliance


East Midlands Cancer Alliance

Liz Darlison

University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust

Louise Nelson

University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust

West Midlands Cancer Alliance

Sophie Phillips

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

East of England Cancer Alliance

Kate Slaven

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Wessex Cancer Alliance

Anne Moylan

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Helen Wilkes

University of Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Lucy Johnson

Queen Alexander Hospital

South East London Cancer Alliance

Sophia Holden

Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

South Cancer Alliance

Sam Jayasekara

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Thames Valley Cancer Alliance

Charlie Buckle

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

UCLH Cancer Collaborative Cancer Alliance

Catherine Stoten

UCLH NHS Foundation Trust

Kent and Medway Cancer Alliance

Toni Fleming

East Kent University Hopspitals NHS Foundation Trust

Louise Gilham

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Peninsula Cancer Alliance

Christine Jones

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Royal Marsden Partners Cancer Alliance

Tollene Riley

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance

Ian Collins

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Carole Scott

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Foundation Trust

Somerset, Wiltshire, Avon and Gloucester Cancer Alliance

Anna Morley

North Bristol NHS Trust


Carolyn MacRae

Scotland, Team Leader
Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board

Susan Smyth

NHS Tayside

Tracy Petrie

NHS Grampian

Jenn Latham

Highland Health Board

Lynne Hunter

NHS Lothian


Rebecca Weston-Thomas

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

If you’d like to contact a nurse, please call 0800 169 2409 or email support@mesothelioma.uk.com