Laura James, interim director of services

Laura James

Laura’s role is to identify opportunities for charity wide innovation with internal and external stakeholders and development of the charities services portfolio with a particular focus on services supporting cancer patients, carers, and their families. She joined the charity last year to lead our services during the maternity leave of assistant director of services Jenny Todd.

Laura joined us from Prostate Cancer UK (PCUK), where she was the head of clinical services, peer support, health information and emotional support for nearly seven years, leading award-winning health information and nursing teams. There she developed new services such as a WhatsApp support service and an emotional counselling service, which led to over 15,000 people accessing PCUK services every year.

Laura was also a qualified nurse. Her nursing career began in the acute admissions unit at University College London and then went on to work in general practice as a nurse practitioner. She held a prescribing qualification and has written multiple published articles, and has appeared in interviews on both television and radio under her previous role as PCUK’s clinical voice.