Rob Cornes is an Orchid Male Cancer Information Nurse. Rob qualified as an Registered General Nurse (RGN) in 1991 at Barking Havering and Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust (BHR) where he had undertaken his training. He began work as a staff nurse on the urology ward and continued to work within urology at BHR for the next 12 years culminating in the role of Charge Nurse from 1997-2003. He left the ward in 2003 and took up a position as a Clinical Trials Nurse through St Bartholomew’s Hospital, a post partially funded by Orchid.
In 2004 he became Uro-oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist at BHR and remained in this post working part time for Orchid until 2013. Following the award of lottery funding, Rob now works full time for Orchid. Over his career he has met literally thousands of men affected by male cancer and gained a valuable insight into the sort of information that they need.
He is an active member of PHASE; a large support group based in Essex for men and their families who have been affected by prostate cancer. He is a firm advocate of both written and verbal information, having learnt from experience that both make a huge difference for patients and their families. In his spare time Rob enjoys 40's and 50's music, reading esoteric non-fiction and strumming his Gretsch guitar.