Mesothelioma UK (MUK) is dedicated to providing specialist mesothelioma information, support and improved care and treatment across the UK. We rely totally on donations to provide our services.
We provide funding to support Mesothelioma Specialist Nurses post across the UK and currently support 12 specialist nursing posts across the UK.
The funding supports 2 days (0.4 WTE) a week to provide specialist support for mesothelioma patients, carers and healthcare professionals. Service level agreements are set up with the trust for a 2 year period, funding is usually ongoing as long as the post holder is able to meet objectives set by Mesothelioma UK.
As well as providing support locally, the appointed nurses also support the national Mesothelioma UK helpline as part of a rota.
We are currently looking to support further posts nationally. All posts will be awarded based on quality and strength of expressions of interest received.
So if your trust:
- Has a specialist interest in Mesothelioma
- Currently employ enthusiastic and motivated lung cancer specialist nurses who deal with patients suffering from the mesothelioma
- Wishes to enhance the role of your specialist nurses
- You have clinical MDT lead and management support for the post
Mesothelioma UK is inviting trusts to submit expressions of interest for funding, to support a Mesothelioma UK specialist post within your area.
The post holders are supported by our Mesothelioma Nurse Team Leaders, specialist mesothelioma nurses and the MUK operational team.
The post holder must be committed to delivery of the service as set out in the service level agreement and fully supported by their management team.
All expressions of interest must be supported by:
- The Trust Senior Management (e.g. Chief Executive or Director of Nursing)
- Lead Cancer Nurse / Head of Nursing
- Lead Cancer Clinician
For further information please contact:
Ghislaine Boyd, Business Development Manager
Telephone 0116 258 3679
Liz Darlison, Director of Services
Telephone 0116 250 2615
You can access the “Expression of Interest” proforma and sample service level agreement on our website www.mesothelioma.uk.com
Electronic submissions to email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By post to: Mesothelioma UK, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Glenfield Hospital, Groby Road,Leicester, LE3 9QP
Closing date for submissions is 31st March 2017
Funding will be available from 1st July 2017
Expression of Interest” proforma (word)
Sample service level agreement (pdf)
Call for expressions of interest for MUK funded Clinical Nurse Specialists advertisement (pdf)