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.


Rebecca first worked at the Royal Marsden in 2000. While working on the Bud Flanagan unit  she undertook an MSc in Advanced Cancer Nursing. Her MSc  study explored nurses’ experiences of working with chemotherapy, findings demonstrated the importance of education and support.

In 2003 she started work as a Lecturer in Cancer and Palliative Care at the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College London (KCL). Here she continued to develop expertise in teaching and research in cancer care.  She was awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice in 2006 and joined the NMC Register as a qualified Nurse Teacher in 2009. She also trained as a facilitator for the UK National Advanced Communication Skills Training programme and SAGE & THYME. 

In 2011 she was awarded an NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship. Her PhD participatory research study aimed to develop interventions to enable health professionals to support family caregivers in the acute cancer setting. Since completing her doctoral studies, she continued to work as a Senior Lecturer at KCL and then moved to the Isle of Wight at the beginning of 2018 as Head of Education and Research at Mountbatten Hospice and a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Southampton.

Since October 2015, Rebecca has been an Executive Board Member for the European Oncology Nursing Society (EONS) and is the Chair  of the EONS Education Working Group. 

Contact details:

PA: Olivia Bolger

020 7808 2923

Rebecca Verity PhD, MSc (Cancer Nursing), BSc (Hons), RGN, RNT, PGCAP | The Royal Marsden School
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