CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)-Plans for the next academic year. 

The teaching staff are now beginning to return to the School to resume their academic activities. They are working at a pace to change the way we deliver our courses. Moving forward, we will be using blended and e-learning methods. We aim to roll out the modules, which were postponed during the initial stages of COVID-19, in a phased approach, starting in September 2020, over an eight-month period. This is in line with Health Education England (HEE) who have proposed an extension to the education contract period. This is to allow time for the recovery of commissions that were postponed due to the pandemic.

As you will recognise because of COVID-19, plans are constantly changing so we will, as the situation evolves, endeavour to keep you informed. The health and wellbeing of our staff and students are our absolute priority. 

If you do have any questions or concerns, please refer to our Student Q&A page or contact us at Student Support Services for more information.


I joined the school as a part-time lecturer practitioner in January 2016 while continuing my Band 7 role as a Critical Care Unit (CCU) Practice Educator. I gained my PG Diploma in Clinical Education from King's College in 2017 and in 2018 I made the difficult decision to leave my clinical role to focus on developing my teaching role.  I now work 3 days a week as an academic teacher in the Marsden School.

I lead the Acute Cancer Practice, Principles of Head and Neck and Breast Cancer care Modules. I also now lead the schools involvement in the Royal Marsden Preceptorship Programme and Co-Lead the Rotation Programme. 

Prior to joining The Royal Marsden in 2006, I worked as a staff nurse at University College London Hospital's head and neck oncology ward. My experience with head and neck patients ignited a strong interest in working with oncology patients who have acute or critical conditions with particular reference to the care of the acute airway and I have had the opportunity over my 12 years in the Marsden CCU to nurse a wide variety of oncology patients who are post major surgery or have acute oncological medical problems and work with an amazing group of nurses, AHP and educators. 

I have a particular interest in Simulation as a teaching and learning method and try to incorporate elements of simulated activities as much as possible in my classroom teaching. I hope this strengthens and develops the elusive link of theory to practice in my students and allows them to explore and think critically about their practice in a deeper, more engaged way. This is also an area of research that continues to grow and an area of my pedagogical practice I hope to contribute to and develop in the near future. 

I have 2 young children so hobbies are a rarity! But when there is time, Music, Dancing and Theatre play a big part of our lives. 


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Laura Theodossy | The Royal Marsden School
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