Diane Stirling is a registered general nurse and registered genetic counsellor. She holds a bachelor's degree in science (nursing studies in genetics) and a specialist practitioner qualification in genetics. Diane has worked as a Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist in the field of genetics for the past ten years within the South East of Scotland Clinical Genetics Services. Diane has provided nursing representation on a variety of national working parties. As a member of the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network - Epithelial Ovarian Cancer Group, she was involved in the development of evidence-based guidelines in the management of this disease, and as a member of the UK Association of Genetic Nurses and Counsellors Education Working Group, she was involved in the development of a registration process for genetic counsellors. Diane now functions as an assessor within this process, and also coordinates a cancer genetics course at Queen Margaret University College (Edinburgh, Scotland).
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