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Skull Base clinical nurse specialists

Our clinical nurse specialist (CNS) team routinely see patients at every stage of their illness. Their role is to provide help, information and support to you and your family. The Skull Base CNS will be your main point of contact and act as your ‘key worker’ at the hospital. The CNS role includes:

  • Providing information about your diagnosis and treatment
  • Communicating with your GP and community nursing services (as appropriate)
  • Providing you with information about other professionals for advice or support such as:
    • Benefits advice
    • Emotional support
    • Dieticians
    • Occupational Health

We may see you in the Outpatient department or on the wards. If you are attending a hospital appointment and wish to see a member of the CNS team, please contact us beforehand and we will do our best to attend the clinic appointment with you.

We can also speak with you on the telephone or by email. With your permission we can also speak with your family/next of kin.

There will be times that we will leave it to you to contact us if you have any concerns. This can help you get back to normal life without being reminded of your condition all of the time. At times we are busy in clinics so will not be able to get back to you on the same day, but we will aim to return your call or reply to your email within one working day. Please be aware that this is not an emergency service. If you need urgent help, please call your GP or the emergency services.

Last reviewed: 25 October 2022