Published on: 5 August 2021

Two members of the cancer professional community in the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw (working with Derbyshire) region are being recognised for their commitment to cancer services. 

Stacey Nutt and Dr Roger Start have both been awarded a ‘Lifetime Contribution to Cancer Services’ from the Cancer Alliance to recognise their efforts and achievements in regional cancer care.

During her time as Lead Cancer Nurse at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (DBTH), Stacey Nutt was pivotal to the development of cancer services and in particular the Chemotherapy Unit, Chatsfield Suite. 

Stacey provided invaluable input to both the operational and transformational conversations and plans across the Alliance. Taking her passion for high quality patient care, Stacey recently moved on from her post in cancer to take up the role of Deputy Director of Nursing for Patient Experience at DBTH. 

Whilst this role extends beyond cancer, there is no doubt that Stacey will be continuing her focus on improving patient experience across every aspect of care and support.

Dr Roger Start spent 12 years as the Trust Cancer Lead in Chesterfield, leaving on 31 January this year to become a Lead Medical Examiner. 

Roger was instrumental in the building of the NGS Macmillan Cancer Unit and the development of MDT resources. He has also played a crucial role in establishing local acute oncology services, increasing availability of treatments closer to home, and increasing patient support in the form of additional CNS provision.

 Roger has been a staunch supporter of Weston Park, a great colleague to the Alliance, and has been passionate to achieve the best care for patients in Chesterfield and North Derbyshire. 

 Dr Trish Fisher, Clinical Director of the SYB ICS Cancer Alliance, said: “On behalf of the Alliance I would like to congratulate both Stacey and Roger”.

 “Their contribution and dedication to cancer services in the region has been instrumental and they will no doubt bring the same level of passion and patient-focus to their new roles”.

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