Support for Scottish Patients



Mesothelioma UK is proud to be part of a partnership with NHS Scotland and MacMillan Cancer Support to launch the Scottish Mesothelioma Network. The network is comprised of a team of clinicians and clinical nurse specialists from across Scotland who collaborate to share best practice and provide high quality clinical care, information and support to all patients, wherever they live in the country. The network ensures all patients have equitable access to potentially life-changing clinical trials.   

The Scottish Mesothelioma Network has a dedicated website with information for patients in Scotland on how to access treatment, clinical trials, support groups and other relevant information.

Mesothelioma UK partners with asbestos support groups to fund mesothelioma clinical nurse specialists within the Scottish Mesothelioma Network.

Carolyn MacRae is based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Glasgow and is the CNS Team Leader for Scotland. This post is in collaboration with Action on Asbestos (formerly Clydeside Action on Asbestos).

Tracey Petrie is based at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, covering the NHS Grampian, Orkney and Shetland regions. This post is funded in partnership with Asbestos Action and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Susan Smyth is based at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee. This post is funded in partnership with Asbestos Action.

Lynn Hunter is based at Western General Hospital. This post is in collaboration with Action on Asbestos.

Jenn Latham is based at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.

If you have any questions about accessing care in Scotland, or wish to discuss any aspect of your mesothelioma with a nurse, please call our Freephone Support Line on 0800 169 2409 or email