Kent Oncology Centre
Louise Gilham, Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma UK Clinical Nurse Specialist.
Kent Oncology Centre, Maidstone and Tunbridge Hospital NHS Trust.
Louise qualified at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust in 1992 and soon developed an interest in respiratory disease and cancer.
In 1999 Louise took up her first Lung Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist post and successfully implemented a nurse-led support, information and symptom management clinic.
In 2003 Louise completed her MSc and relocated to Kent. Here she took up the post of Lead Oncology Nurse at the Kent Oncology Centre, where she was heavily involved in management and modernisation of service delivery. However Louise missed the patient interaction and moved back into the clinical role of the Lung Cancer CNS in 2008.
Since then Louise has been instrumental in service improvement and promoting nurse-led initiatives. Louise conducts two nurse-led clinics and works two days a week for the Charity Mesothelioma UK - providing mesothelioma, support and education.