Specialist Nurses

In 2019, a group of nurse specialists with a particular interest in CLL joined to form a UK CLL Nurse Forum.

Our aim is to meet twice a year at the UK CLL Forum meetings and have dedicated time during the day to meet and discuss relevant topics such as vaccinations, courses available for nurse education, funding and bursaries available through Leukaemia Care and other sources, patient information used and most importantly to share experiences and best practice and ideas to improve patients’ experiences whilst living with CLL.

The UK CLL Nurse Forum creates a platform for nurses working with patients with CLL, to meet and provide a support network.

If you would be interested in getting involved then please contact us to find out more.

Lianne Palmer
CLL Clinical Nurse Specialist, Oxford Cancer and Haematology Centre, Churchill Hospital

Helen Knight
CLL Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nottingham University Hospitals

Tina Brooks
Lymphoma and Stem Cell Transplant Nurse Specialist, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London

Pam Fermahan
Lead Research Nurse, The Hope Clinical Trials Facility, Leicester Royal Infirmary


Forthcoming Events

Virtual CLL Nurse Forum Meeting

Event details

3.00 – 4.30pm pm Wednesday 11th October  

Microsoft Teams meeting registration: HERE    

This meeting brings Clinical Nurse Specialists together digitally to extend knowledge and share good practice in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) care. 

For healthcare professions only – Haematology Nurses with an interest in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. 

Helen Knight (Nottingham University Hospitals)
Lianne Palmer (Oxford University Hospitals) 

Topics for discussion:

This meeting will offer the opportunity to share and discuss highlights from the 22nd September UK CLL Forum Clinical Sciences Day, Topics such as:

  • Efficacy and adverse effects of BTK inhibitors  
  • CLL MRD 
  • Patient initiated follow up (PIFU)
  • Next meeting topics – what would you like to cover?