As a Surgical Care Practitioner Samantha supports her consultant colleagues in the delivery of gynaecological services both elective and emergency. She assists in the provision of the 2 week rule cancer pathway and delivers this service alongside her colleagues. Samantha works clinically in areas including theatres, wards, accident and emergency and gynaecology outpatients. Samantha specialises in one stop assessment of emergency and elective gynaecology patients and have regular Gynaecology outpatient clinics. Where patients require surgery, she supports their surgical care pathway as a member of the operating team and follow them up as required. Samantha undertakes certain surgical procedures for emergency admissions and has an operating list in the day surgery unit.
Samantha qualified as a nurse nearly 20 years ago and has had a varied career which has allowed her to develop professionally within gynaecology. She feels extremely fortunate to work in this unique area, it has allowed her the opportunity to form lasting relationships with her patients and follow them through their whole journey within the hospital and when discharged.