Sandie Jones is lead Prostate Cancer Advanced Nurse Practitioner, at Wrexham Maelor Hospital in Wales. Sandie won the Prostate Cancer UK People’s Choice Award 2018, for her outstanding commitment to prostate cancer patients throughout her 20-year career.
When Sandie started she set up the first follow up clinic run by nurses, to provide the care men needed and was the only nurse in Wales to perform prostate biopsies, so her patients could be seen by her throughout their treatment.
Sandie is a highly experienced, dedicated nurse, but like many long-standing nurses, she is coming up to retirement, putting increasing pressure on an already under-resourced workforce. Sandie tells us how her team run their service and the challenges they face in managing the care of men with prostate cancer.