Nursing team

 

Cancer

Your clinical nurse specialist (CNS) or key worker is a nurse with skills and experience in caring for people with colorectal cancer. They are your point of contact with the hospital during your cancer treatment, and will provide support to you and your family. 

For more information, please contact Frances Potter at frances.potter@gstt.nhs.uk or Jennifer Dodson at jennifer.dodson@gstt.nhs.uk (clinical nurse specialists), for a copy of a contact sheet for your colorectal cancer clinical nurse specialist (CNS)/key worker team.

Sarah Thompson

Sarah Thompson, lower GI oncology clinical nurse specialist

Job title: clinical nurse specialist – oncology lower gastrointestinal
Tel: 020 7188 5973
Email: sarah.thompson2@gstt.nhs.uk

Biography: Sarah has worked in cancer care for thirteen years. She specialises in supporting patients having chemotherapy and radiotherapy for colorectal cancer. She has taught on cancer courses at King's College London, and is involved in educating other staff about colorectal cancer at Guy's and St Thomas'.

Special interests: survivorship and promoting health and well-being post colorectal cancer diagnosis.

Claire McGilly

Claire McGilly - clinical nurse specialist colorectal cancer 

Job title: clinical nurse specialist – colorectal cancer
Email: claire.mcgilly@gstt.nhs.uk
Tel: 020 7188 2564
Bleep: 020 7188 7188 bleep 2252
Secretary: Melissa 020 7188 6475

Biography: Claire has worked as a colorectal cancer clinical nurse specialist since 2008, supporting patients undergoing surgery with a diagnosis of colorectal or anal cancer. She has been involved in teaching programmes at Kings College London and supporting staff and students on the gastrointestinal unit at Guys and St Thomas’.

Specialist interests: colorectal and anal cancers, survivorship and promoting health and well-being post colorectal cancer diagnosis.

Julie Smith

Julie Smith - clinical nurse specialist colorectal cancer

Job title: clinical nurse specialist – colorectal cancer
Tel:020 7188 2564 answer phone service

Biography: Julie specialises in supporting patients undergoing surgery for colorectal cancer. She has worked at Guys and St. Thomas’ within gastrointestinal surgery since 2005.

Specialist interests: colorectal cancer, colorectal surgery, survivorship and promoting health and well-being post colorectal cancer diagnosis.

Jenni Dodson

Jenni Dodson - deputy nurse specialist colorectal cancer 

Job title: deputy clinical nurse specialist – colorectal cancer
Email: jennifer.dodson@gstt.nhs.uk
Telephone: 020 7188 2564
Bleep: 020 7188 7188 bleep 2034
Secretary: Melissa 0207 188 6475

Biography:Jenni supports the clinical nurse specialists in the care of patients undergoing surgery for  colorectal cancer. She has worked in the gastrointestinal unit since 2005 and Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals since 2003.

Specialist interests: colorectal and anal cancers, survivorship and promoting health and well-being post colorectal cancer diagnosis.