Supporting the

Neuroendocrine Cancer Community

My name is Christina Nuttall and I’m one of the Nurse Clinicians at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester. I have worked as a nurse clinician covering upper gastrointestinal (UGI), hepatobiliary cancer (HPB) and neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) for many years. I have a Diploma in Adult Nursing and an MSc in Advanced Practice. After working in acute oncology for a considerable amount of time, I was looking for a new challenge; this was when I became part of the NET team.  

At The Christie, I’m privileged to work with a brilliant team, both frontline clinicians and support staff. Over the years I have seen major changes in the treatment of NETs; there are now a lot more treatment options than when I first started and as a consequence we now have a much larger team. The team went from a NET service to becoming a European Centre of Excellence a few years ago.

As part of the NET team my job includes attending and partaking in the weekly NET Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) meeting, which involves discussing an individual patient’s care and recommending treatment plans. I also review and assess new and existing patients who attend our NET clinic, prescribe treatment and request imaging. I also review patients who are taking part in clinical trials and am involved in service development and line management of a number of clinical nurse specialists (CNS).

Although my job is very busy, I do enjoy the diversity and the different challenges each disease provides. Over the years I have got to know some lovely patients who I have I still have regular contact with today.

Christina Nuttall, Nurse Clinician.