The Royal Marsden

History

The Royal Marsden has been passionate about sharing its knowledge of cancer for over 150 years. It is this passion and commitment which led to the establishment of The Royal Marsden School.

The School was initially set up to provide cancer education for nurses at The Royal Marsden. Since then, the range of students has expanded to include nurses, allied health professionals, volunteers and health care support workers, working not only at The Royal Marsden, but also in other NHS Trusts, private hospitals, community and primary care settings, and for the voluntary sector across London and the UK.  

The School has also increased the number and type of courses that it delivers, to include non-cancer specific courses, and courses aimed at staff working in the community. These include a new BSc and Graduate Diploma in Supportive and Palliative Care, and modules and study days on topics including Enhancing Communication Skills in Health and Social Care and Nurses New to the Community.