Meet the Macmillan Cancer Care team
Joanne Stonehouse - Macmillan Cancer Care Project Manager
Jo is a registered Paramedic who has been working in the ambulance service since 2001. Her main areas of specialist clinical expertise include end of Life care, Palliative care and resuscitation, she is particularly interested in exploring the potential benefits that technology and collaborative working have on patient care. Jo moved into education in 2011 as a training officer for the ambulance service and an associate lecturer focusing on urgent and emergency care. In 2014 Jo joined the medical directorate within South Western Ambulance service as a Clinical Development officer so that she could be more involved in developing change, in this role Jo became the trust resuscitation and end of life lead, and had the opportunity to lead on a number of regional and local quality improvement initiatives and CQUINS. Jo is passionate about developing the Paramedic profession and ensuring all patients receive the very best care.
Since 2016, Jo has been working as the project manager for the innovative collaboration between South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust and Macmillan Cancer Support which aims to enable staff to deliver the right care, in the right place at the right time for patients affected by cancer, especially those receiving palliative care and nearing end of life. The project involves developing and providing education and support for Trust staff attending cancer patients as well as service and system improvements.
Lynn Dunne - Macmillan Cancer Care Development Facilitator, West Division
Lynn is a registered nurse with many years of clinical, management and organisational development experience in acute hospitals both in general and cancer care. She was instrumental in starting the British Intravenous Therapy Association at the Royal Marsden Hospital.
Lynn worked as part of the NHS Modernisation Agency as a member of the National Clinical Governance Support Team where she gained valuable project and change management experience working with acute, primary care and ambulance services. Additionally, she has experience in handling medical negligence complaints and litigation and a long term interest in law and medical ethics.
Lynn’s recent clinical experience is in the management of long term conditions in the elderly, in particular dementia, memory assessment and end of life care. Prior to joining SWASFT, she was the manager of a project funded by the Prime Minister’s Dementia Challenge Fund to improve end of life care for people in care homes who lacked mental capacity to make decisions for themselves in Cornwall.
Jon Bradley - Macmillan Cancer Care Development Facilitator, East Division
Jon qualified as a registered nurse in 2001 from Southampton University before joining the Queen Alexandras Royal Naval Nursing Service immediately on qualification. During his time in the Navy he specialised in acute medicine with a focus or interest in cardiology and eventually becoming Fleet Specialist advisor (Medical Nursing) for the service. Alongside this was included two operational tours of Iraq (the first in Intensive care on the afloat medical facility and the second as 2IC of the medical ward at the field hospital in Bashra).
Since leaving he further Specialised with the BHF as a Arrhythmia Specialist Nurse. During this time the focus was drawn towards improving end of life care and patient decisions around Cardiac Device deactivation and as a team helped lead the peninsular discussions. The service also developed an inherited conditions clinic, helping to devise family trees and then liaise with the tertiary genetics services and supporting families as required. Since this he has moved towards clinical management working in Site Management at both Derriford and Torbay Hospitals which has enlightened his experience of the challenges out of hours cover and resources can provide for frontline crews.
Jons experience of cancer care and end of life is predominantly within the acute setting, he has a keen interest around the care of patients with cardiac devices at the end of life, TEP forms and the appropriate completion and use of the form, inherited conditions and their impact on both patients and families as well trying to get more into Social Media within the healthcare setting.