Ms Amber Dance
Cancer Nurse Specialist
Enhanced Diploma Adult Nursing, BSC in Cancer Care
I worked at Lister Hospital in Stevenage on an acute medical ward for just over a year. I then went to Africa for a month to participate in Volunteer Nursing. On return from Africa I commenced my Chemotherapy training whilst working on the Macmillan Cancer Centre at Lister Hospital.
Most recently I have been working for Bupa Home Healthcare as an Oncology Homecare Nurse. This involved administering Chemotherapy and supporting people with cancer at home.
I started at Spire in Harpenden as the Breast Clinical Nurse Specialist. I have now progressed to look after all patients who have been diagnosed with a cancer here at Spire. To support me in this I am undertaking a BSc in Cancer Care at The Royal Marsden School. I work closely with the consultants from investigations through diagnosis and on through treatment. We are very lucky to have a wonderful chemotherapy unit. I also work very closely with the team there.
As part of my role I organize monthly support events and evenings to help support patients through and after treatment. We also conduct Moving Forward chats towards the end of treatment.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Ms Amber Dance at Spire include:
Spire Harpenden Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
EnhDip / University of Hertfordshire / 2011
Enhanced Diploma in Adult Nursing
Cytotoxic Chemotherapy / New Buckinghamshire University / 2013
Higher education accredited
End of Life Care / The Skills Network / 2015
Level 2 qualification
Principles of Breast Cancer Care / The Royal Marsdon / 2016
Course for nurses based on the care of those with cancer
BSC in Cancer Care / The Royal Marsden / 2018
The Royal Marsden School
Spire Hospital Harpenden