Rebecca Spencer

I undertook my adult nurse training DipHE at St Richards Hospital, Chichester with The University of Surrey in 2005. I qualified in 2008 and began working at Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead.

I initially worked on the specialist plastic reconstructive & maxillofacial wards, before moving onto the high-dependency ‘step down unit’ (now known as Enhanced Recovery Area). In this unit I cared for patients undergoing major reconstructive surgery, such as breast reconstruction. During this time I undertook a part-time BSc (Hons) degree in Acute Clinical Practice specialising in plastic surgery and breast cancer.

I began volunteering at the show & tell events in 2009. I started in my current position as Breast Reconstruction Clinical Nurse Specialist in 2012, I actually did my training with Pam and have worked alongside her throughout my career at QVH.

I help to run the show & tell information events every other month at QVH, I find being able to support women contemplating breast reconstruction rewarding and the camaraderie amongst the volunteers and models is humbling.

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