Laura James, interim director of services

Laura James

Laura joined the charity in February 2022 as the interim director of services to maintain and grow the reach of our services teams across the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, supporting as many people as possible so they can access direct services through complementary therapy, the support hub, and our volunteer team.

She 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 also happens to be a qualified nurse and maintains an up-to-date nursing registration. 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 also holds 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.