Jill qualified at UCH/Middlesex hospitals in 1992 and worked in both surgical and medical posts for a few trusts around the UK for the next 10 years.
In 2002 she moved to Addenbrooke’s Hospital and started working in the Medical Assessment Unit. There she worked in PSSU, as Practice Development Sister on the Liver Ward. In 2009 Jill became a Clinical Specialist Nurse in Rheumatology / Osteoporosis, moving to Oncology six years later once her two children became a little bit older. She then specialised in HPB which has been her most favourite and challenging post to date.
In 2020 Jill did a year’s secondment in Head and Neck Cancer to set up an Oncology CNS role there, although during the COVID-19 pandemic she was redeployed to the tracheostomy team.
In January 2021 Jill returned to the HPB team and hopes to develop the service further now that another CNS will be joining the team in 2022.
Jill is a member of the Pancreatic committee for England and Ireland. She has received two ‘You Made a Difference’ awards from CUH, nominated by patients/families, for going above and beyond what is expected, highlighting the care and compassion she gives patients and their loved ones. She is also a part of a working group for the Cambridge Pancreatic Cancer Centre, which brings together pancreatic cancer patient/carer views with the research and clinical teams in Cambridge.