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The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Shelley Dolan worked in Critical Care until 1990 exploring specialities such as Trauma, Burns & Plastics, Coronary Care, Children’s ITU, neonatal ITU and General ITU in major units across the UK. Then in 1990 Shelley made a move to the critical care of the cancer patient. In 2000 Shelley was appointed as the Royal Marsden Nurse Consultant for Cancer: Critical Care. Finally, in June 2007 Shelley was delighted to be appointed as Chief Nurse of The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. As Chief Nurse Shelley leads the nursing professionals at the Trust but is also the Board lead for clinical governance across all professional groups. In December 2012 Shelley was appointed as Clinical Director for The London Cancer Alliance an NHS body seeking to raise safety and quality for patients with cancer in 17 hospitals across London. Shelley’s first degree was in English, in 1996 she completed her MSc in cancer care and advanced practice, and in her Doctoral thesis sought to improve the early diagnosis of sepsis in people with cancer. Shelley lectures and teaches widely across the UK and internationally. Her most recent research studies have been in the fields of empowering the cancer patient at home through education and technology, the involvement of the patient in research, follow-up, ITU and the early identification of patients with sepsis. In 2009 Shelley was appointed to the clinical reference group for the Competition and Cooperation panel for the NHS. Shelley is also the Chair of the London Chelsea Research Ethics Committee. Shelley has published widely with her writing concentrating in the main on the person with cancer who is acutely or critically ill. Over the last 4 -5 years Shelley has also written and presented work on clinical leadership and nursing’s influence on cancer and healthcare policy development, nationally and internationally.