Lauren has been at UCLH since 2011 where she now works as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, caring for young people aged 13-24 with cancer.
Over the past 10 years Lauren has worked in both the inpatient adult haematology/BMT setting and more recently has worked closely with Teenage Cancer Trust on the teenage and young adult ambulatory care and day care unit. Here they provide inpatient treatments in an outpatient setting, promoting patient’s independence and autonomy.
Academically Lauren has achieved BNurs (hons) from University of Birmingham, MSc in Advanced Practice from King’s College London and is currently undertaking a research project looking at ways to better the end of treatment experience for this patient group.
Adult Ambulatory Care Lead
University College London Hospital-Macmillan Cancer Centre
Born and studied nursing in the Philippines Worked in the Intensive Care Unit at Manila Doctors Hospital Migrated to the UK in 2002 and started working at UCLH Haematology Unit Currently the lead of Adult Ambulatory Care Unit Independent Nurse Prescriber
Area of expertise: Chemo registered, stem cell infusion registered, CAR T trained, venepuncture & cannulation
Chemotherapy Nurse Consultant
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Catherine Oakley is a Chemotherapy Nurse Consultant at Guy’s Cancer Center, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. Catherine is an advocate for holistic chemotherapy nursing. She co-developed an award-winning oral chemotherapy patient diary. Her NIHR funded PhD explored why patients’ delay presenting with neutropenic sepsis. Catherine is a Past president of the UK Oncology Nursing Society. She represents nursing on the National Chemotherapy Clinical Reference Group and the UK Chemotherapy Board. She worked with CRUK to develop a National cancer patient treatment record and patient film and is the lead author for the National UKONS SACT Nursing Competency Passport.
Nurse Consultant and NIVAS chair
Frimley Health NHS FT
I work as a Nurse Consultant in IV therapy and Vascular Access at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust. Clinically I place all vascular access devices including PICC, PORT and Tunnelled catheter. I oversee a large team of infusion and vascular access nurses who provide a unit-based day infusion service and a 7-day vascular access service including the OPAT service. I also have responsibility for organisational clinical governance and patient safety in relation of IV therapy and Vascular access.
I am a clinical consultant for MHRA, a medical device expert for NICE. I chair the National Infusion and Vascular Access Society (NIVAS) and am a global committee member for WoCoVA the World Congress or Vascular Access.