Coronavirus (COVID-19) – In light of the evolving situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, all face-to-face teaching at The Royal Marsden School is suspended and we are not accepting any new applications. We will be reviewing the situation regularly and should it become feasible to resume activity will do so.

The safety of those attending our courses and our patients is our primary concern and we are following all current Public Health England guidelines. Read here.

The School will be communicating directly with their staff and students to outline their plans for the delivery of each of their programmes/modules. For now, please see our Student Q&A for more information. 

I started my post-qualification career initially in bone marrow transplantation and then moved to HIV and haematology, before starting at The Royal Marsden as a Course Nurse in 1995. I then worked in a number of ward-based roles and practice education within the Trust and in collaboration with other hospitals in London.  

My interests are mainly in the advances in cancer care and development of staff. I completed my master's research in 2003: An Exploration of Newly Qualified Nurses Experience of Cancer Care. I established and set up the rotation programme for nurses new to cancer care at The Royal Marsden in 2002.

I have a keen interest in the advances in cancer care right across the spectrum, from biological to psychological and social. In the last few years I have developed an interest in clinical leadership, and enjoy the theory and politics of clinical leadership with the NHS and wider arenas.

I am currently module leader for the following modules at degree and postgraduate levels:

  • Chemotherapy in Cancer Care
  • Enhancing Clinical Leadership
  • The Sciences of Cancer Care
  • Applying Research to Clinical Practice
  • Stem Cell Transplantation in Cancer Practice
  • Principles of Head and Neck Cancer Care
  • Leadership and Management for Service Improvement

Contact details

Chris.mcnamara@rmh.nhs.uk

020 7808 2929