Reta Sowton

Specialist cancer nurse, Hematology cancer nurse specialist

Over 30 years experience

About me

A Senior Cancer Nurse Specialist, specialising in Blood Cancers, I have extensive experience supporting anyone with a cancer diagnosis, their loved ones and friends. I have worked in a variety of roles including hospital, (both NHS and the Private sector), community, palliative care, education and the charity sector. Every person's cancer experience is different and i am passionate about individualised, person focused holistic assessment of needs and concerns, to support people to improve quality of life and enhanced well-being.

Services I offer;

‘Prehabilitation’ assessment, providing information and practical advice to improve your strength and tolerance of treatment before you begin.
End of treatment assessment, in support of recovery, receive practical advice to manage the long-term effects of cancer treatment and recommendations for helpful services and resources.
Problem-solving session, an opportunity to talk to a qualified cancer nurse if you have specific concerns or questions and would benefit from one-to-one advice and support.

Education, Qualtifications and Experience

Registered nurse - RGN, ENB 237, ENB 100, ENB 998
BSc in Psychology
Level 2 Advanced Communication
35 years experience of oncology in the NHS, private and Cancer Charity Sector.
Extensive experience as a Haematology Cancer Nurse Specialist
Wide experience of presenting at national and international conferences, Oral and Poster presentations at last 5 years UKONS conferences and the
Wide experience in educating health care professionals about Blood Cancers , Holistic Needs Assessments and Advanced Communication Skills

Languages I Speak


Professional Memberships
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Royal College of Nurses (RCN)
  • United Kingdom Oncology Nurses Society (UKONS)
  • UKONS Haemato-oncology MIG
  • UKONS Living with and beyond MIG
Services & Prices

Follow-up consultation £30.00

A planned follow-up session following your initial appointment with the specialist cancer nurse.

30 min

Initial consultation £60.00

A one-to-one session with a specialist cancer nurse. After an initial assessment understanding your needs and goals, the specialist cancer nurse may recommend a course of sessions.

60 min