Creating a skilled community of practice

This work stream aims to establish better working relations between professional groups and to encourage and facilitate information sharing between the cancer and nutrition communities

Work stream co-leads: Lucy Eldridge, Associate Lead of Therapies and Head of Dietetics at The Royal Marsden and Education Officer of the BDA Oncology Specialist Group; Elisa Mills, Quality Lead for Cancer Services at Nuffield Health and member of the UK Oncology Nursing Society


Professor Ramsey Cutress – Professor of Breast Surgery, Southampton University BRC

Mhairi Donald – Macmillan Consultant Dietitian, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust

Lucy Eldridge – Dietetic Team Leader – Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Carol Granger – Researcher, University of Westminster

Victoria Iyamide Nnatuanya – Patient/public representative

Dr Justin Roe – Clinical Service Lead – Speech & Language Therapy, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Joint Head of Department of Speech & Language Therapy, the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Jill Scott – Dietitian and Macmillan Learning & Development Manager for Bristol, Bath and Somerset, and Gloucestershire Next Steps Project

Professor Robert Thomas – Consultant Oncologist, Bedford and Addenbrooke’s Cambridge University Hospitals

Professor Martin Wiseman, Medical and Scientific Advisor, WCRF UK

Dr Catherine Zollman – Macmillan GP Cancer Lead for Bristol CCG and Clinical Lead, Penny Brohn UK

Creating a skilled community of practice - Work Stream Action Plan: Click to Download

Creating a skilled community of practice work stream - February 2018 progress report



Murphy, J. L., Munir, F., Davey, F., Miller, L., Cutress, R., White, R., Lloyd, M., Roe, J., Granger, C., Burden, S., & Turner, L. (2021). The provision of nutritional advice and care for cancer patients: a UK national survey of healthcare professionals. Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer29(5), 2435–2442.