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MSD’s work supporting Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialists

Making the Case for Clinical Nurse Specialists

Our call to action

Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) working in cancer are vital to excellent quality patient care and improving outcomes.

But CNS are not a protected title, and as such are vulnerable to budget cuts and role dilution.

Our campaign objective is to codify the CNS role and to provide resources and advocacy that support in enhancing and retaining the existing workforce as well as encourage nursing professionals to specialise in cancer care.


Social Media Campaign Highlights

Highlights from our social media hashtag: #NursesMatter. These posts helped to further amplify the messages delivered during our event in Parliament to an even wider audience.

Thank you to our supporters


Lung cancer patient and keen marathon runner

Carla Lockhart

Member of Parliament for Upper Bann

Caroline Nokes

Member of Parliament for Romsey and Southampton North

Dr Alex King

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Esther McVey

Member of Parliament for Tatton


Lung cancer patient

Jackie Fenemore

Chair of Lung Cancer Nursing UK

Jeff Smith

Member of Parliament for Manchester Withington


Clinical Nurse Specialist

Sharon Hodgson

Member of Parliament for Washington and Sunderland West

Tom Pursglove

Member of Parliament for Corby


Lung cancer patient

Contact us

If you’re interested in our work supporting cancer Clinical Nurse Specialists and want to learn more or are interested in working with us, please get in touch

GB-NON-05478 | Date of Preparation: January 2022