Macmillan Breast Reconstruction Nurse Specialist
Rebecca undertook her adult nurse training DipHE at St Richards Hospital, Chichester with The University of Surrey in 2005. She qualified in 2008 and began working at Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead.
She initially worked on the specialist plastic reconstructive & maxillofacial wards, before moving onto the high-dependency ‘step-down unit’ (now known as Enhanced Recovery Area). In this unit she cared for patients undergoing major reconstructive surgery, such as breast reconstruction. During this time she undertook a part-time BSc(Hons) degree in Acute Clinical Practice specialising in plastic surgery and breast cancer.
Rebecca got her current job as Breast Reconstruction Clinical Nurse Specialist in 2012. She regularly attends the Brighton and London breast meetings and has recently participated in updating the Macmillan and breast cancer care breast reconstruction leaflets.