ENETS Nurse Group Steering Committee
The ENETS NG Steering committee has been set up for a 3 year term.
The groups consists of 9 nurses from across Europe:
- Chair - Jenny Falkerby
- Vice-chair - Philippa Davies
- Secretary - Wanda Geilvoet
- Patient Advocacy - Cathy Bouvier and Lise Munk Plum
- ENETs NG website - Cathy Bouvier
- Other members - Cristina Sanchez Lopez, and Maria Paz Fernadez Ortega, Ronald Dick, and Deborah Pitfield
I have dedicated the past nineteen years of my career to try and improve the care and outcomes for neuroendocrine cancer patients. As the first dedicated NET CNS in the UK, and setting up the first UK wide charity, I have experienced extensive challenges, alongside a significant sense of achievement. My passion is to see eight strategic priorities in the NET field achieved: the protection of our world class service, improving impact and outcomes for patients who follow a less common pathway, establishing patient experience as being on a par with clinical effectiveness and safety, promoting the necessary investment to deliver a modern and high quality service for NET patients, both in the acute and community setting, the provision of standardised useful and accurate patient information, a significant increase in the research, education and awareness in NETs, ensuring commissioning processes are fit for purpose and that NET community has the attention that is the right of all cancer patients.
I started work as Neuroendocrine Nurse Specialist at the Royal Free Hospital in London in 1999. I co-founded the NET Patient Foundation, whilst working at the Royal Free and then transferred to the NET Patient Foundation, to take up a full time position for the charity in 2008, based on the engagement and apparent need of a community service.
The charity has a vision of a world in which people know how to recognise, diagnose, treat, care for, and ultimately, cure patients with neuroendocrine cancer.
Philippa Davies is Senior Nurse Cancer Services at London North West University Healthcare Trust. She was the lead nurse for neuroendocrine tumours prior to this and has worked within this speciality for 13 years and as a cancer nurse for 22 years. She has completed a masters in advanced cancer care and her dissertation was related to diet and neuroendocrine tumours. She speaks nationally and internationally at conferences and meetings.
I have been working at the dep of Endocrine Oncology since 1998. First at the ward where we investigated and treated patients from all over Sweden and parts of the world. As a NET center we had the opportunity to see and learn from the best doctors.
In 2007 I started working as a study coordinator/research nurse at the dep. And has been since then. I have recently been integrated into our section for clinical research and development where I am tumor group manager for NET.
I have also been a part of developing both patient information material and patient education as well as educational material for nurses.
Member of ENETS since 2006.
Dr. Paz Fernández-Ortega
She is the Research Nurse Co-ordinator at Catalan Institute of Oncology in Barcelona, Spain.
Associate professor at University of Barcelona-Spain, Faculty of Nursing and Health Science.
Doctorate “Cum laude” at University of Barcelona and extraordinary award in Nursing Science. Master in Qualitative Research and Postgraduate in Health Manager and Cancer Nursing. Degree in Nursing and Bachelor in Clinical Psychology at University of Barcelona.
EONS Lifetime Achievement Award for more than 30 years of professional contribution to the field of oncology nursing. Chair of the Education Study group at Multidisciplinary Association for Supportive in Cancer Care (MASCC). Former Member on the Executive Board of EONS; European Oncology Nursing Society, from 1999 to 2005 and, Board Member at the National Spanish Oncology Nursing Society SEEO.
More than 35 papers in peer-reviewed journals and over 100 presentations international and national meetings.
Wanda Geilvoet works at the Erasmus Medical Center, ENETS Center of Excellence, in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. From 2001, she has worked as a clinical endocrinology nurse. Since 2007 she works as a nurse practitioner in the outpatient clinic for patients with endocrine tumors including GEPNET patients. She works as a patient coordinator and contact person for GEPNET patients and their families in the NET-outpatient clinic and the joint clinic for endocrinology and surgery. She is an active member of the tumor board for endocrine tumors and closely involved with the ENETS Center of Excellence audits in her hospital. She is the Secretary of the ENETS Nurse Group, and active member of the Dutch Endocrine Nurses Group (LWEV).
Lise Munk Plum
Employed at University Hospital Copenhagen at Rigshospitalet Neuroendocrine Tumor Center of Excellence in Medical Endocrinology and Surgical Gastroenterology unit. I am trained and educated in cancer nursing and have been working with neuroendocrine tumor patients for more than 20 years. I am member of ENETS NET nurse group and a board member of the Danish patient advocacy group Netpa.
My nursing background is medical oncology and I have over 25 years experience. My career began in 1985, when I qualified at the Royal London hospital and since then, I have been fortunate to have varied experience including an Oncology research sister, a Cancer information officer at BACUP, a chemotherapy nurse, and then as team lead in Oncology Clinical Trials in Cambridge. My current role is as NET specialist nurse at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. My chief responsibilities include; caring for NET patients and those patients with hereditary endocrine neoplasia syndromes such as MEN1, SDHB gene carriers. I am also involved in the care of NET patient receiving treatment with targeted agents such as sunitinib, PRRT and systemic chemotherapy. We are in the process of applying for ENETS Centre of Excellence. In my part time I am a keen cyclist and love the mountains.
Cristina Sánchez López
University of Barcelona.
Current position as Clinical Nurse Specialist Senior. NET’s & Upper GastroIntestinal Tumors.
- Head Nurse Oncology unit 2006-2011,
- Cancer nurse Oncology Hospitalization unit since 1997.
- Postgraduate in Nursing Oncology, University of Barcelona.
- Collaboration in education as teacher Master's degree in oncology nursing & hospital emergencies.
- ENET’s nurses Board since 2014