Mesothelioma UK grateful to asbestos support groups and charity partners who commit to funding specialist nurses

Mesothelioma UK, the national asbestos-related cancer charity, has announced nationwide support from several asbestos support groups and partner charities for its UK network of mesothelioma Clinical Nurse Specialists.  

The Mesothelioma UK nurses team consists of over 30 Clinical Nurse Specialists, employed at NHS hospitals throughout the UK. They are all experts and dedicated to providing the very best for mesothelioma patients.

These vital posts are supported by funding from UK asbestos support groups and charities including:

  • HASAG – Portsmouth, London (Guy’s & St Thomas’), Southampton, Essex
  • London Asbestos Support Awareness Group (LASAG) – East Kent, London (UCLH)
  • Mavis Nye Foundation – Kent (Maidstone)
  • Readley – Northumberland
  • Clydebank Asbestos Support – Glasgow
  • MAPS Benevolent – Bristol
  • Asbestos Action – Dundee
  • Action on Asbestos – Edinburgh
  • Asbestos Support Central England- Birmingham
  • South West Asbestos Support Awareness Group (SWASAG) – Plymouth

Mesothelioma UK is committed to ensuring equitable access to specialist mesothelioma nurses across the UK and continually strives to expand the nursing team to achieve this.  If you would like to partner with the charity to achieve this, please contact

Mesothelioma is a cancer related to exposure to asbestos and predominantly affects the lining of the lungs. The UK has the highest incidence of the disease in the world with around 2,700 people diagnosed each year.

Liz Darlison, CEO of Mesothelioma UK, said: “The funded nursing posts play a pivotal role in our patient-centred approach. Our clinical nurse specialists, supported by the generosity of our funding partners, provide expert guidance, compassionate care, and vital support to mesothelioma patients and their families.

“The care and support that they offer has been described as vital by patients and their families and NHS colleagues have used the term a ‘tour de force’ when referring to them.

“Our funding partners are essential to this specialist care and support being available, and on behalf of all the people with whom the Mesothelioma UK nurses have contact, we would like to say how immensely grateful we are to these organisations, and all of their supporters and donors for their commitment. We look forward to continuing these impactful partnerships.”

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