Jan qualified as a registered nurse from the Hull School of Nursing in May 1987. Her nursing experience encompasses theatres, medicine and surgery, and urology. The last 14 years of her practice has been in oncology as either a Clinical Nurse Specialist or Community Macmillan Nurse. She has enhanced clinical skills including advanced venepuncture, cannulation and the insertion of PICC lines using ultrasound guidance, as well as clinical decision making and prescribing. Jan retains a special interest in chemotherapy, biological and oral anti-cancer agents, and drug development, and maintains her knowledge by remaining in clinical practice.