Laura Allington

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Laura qualified as a Therapeutic Radiographer in 1995 and commenced her career at The Royal Marsden Hospital. Since moving to UCLH in 1999, she has held a number of positions across both the pre-treatment and treatment areas of radiotherapy. For the past 16 years she has played a key role in implementing new treatment techniques and influencing changes in practice within the department. Some of this work formed part of a Masters level degree that she completed in 2016. Since 2015, Laura has been involved in all aspects of developing the NHS UK proton service which has included equipment procurement, patient pathway design, workforce modelling and patient engagement. For the past 2 years, she has held the position of Operational Lead for Proton Beam Therapy at UCLH.

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