Lead Chemotherapy Nurse and Skin Cancer Advanced Nurse,
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre
A highly experienced cancer nurse, Jo Upton was recently appointed as a Healthcare Developed Manager at Celesio. She acts as a key member of the Speciality team, working with senior operational and clinical teams across NHS, Pharma and Private sectors to co-design and deliver new and innovative services in the development of speciality pharmacy and infusion clinics.
Jo was formerly the Lead Chemotherapy Nurse and Skin Cancer Advanced Nurse Practitioner working at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, Wirral, England. She has developed specialist skills and knowledge within the rapidly emerging field of Immuno-Oncology, developing nurse-led services to enhance patient care. She is a sought after professional speaker, who shares her ideas and experience with other health care professionals. She has also written an article about developing nurse-led services within Immuno-Oncology.
Having worked at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre for over 12 years, Jo has gained extensive insight and experience when nursing people with cancer. This experience not only covers inpatient and outpatient care, but also in project management and research where she worked exclusively on a commercial trials portfolio.
Jo’s passion lies within improving services. She is a committed nurse who strives to live in the solution and not in the problem. She works hard to deliver protocols and policies across the clinical network and is keen that these guidance are accessed at the point of care which means that she is constantly trying to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of her services.
But wait, Jo’s skills don’t stop there, she is also a married, mother of 3 children, who enjoys the challenges and adventures which go hand in hand with being a parent and a wife.