Sarcoma UK Trustee Johanne Vass

Jo is a Sarcoma Advanced Nurse Practitioner, the lead for sarcoma nursing services, and a key member of the South Wales Sarcoma Multi-Disciplinary Team.

She was the first sarcoma specialist nurse to be appointed in South Wales in 2012, providing a unique and expert resource for patients, their families, and professional colleagues. Jo has successfully introduced a new rapid access, one-stop diagnostic clinic approach to sarcoma service provision in South Wales.

Jo receives direct referrals of patients with suspected sarcoma from colleagues in both primary and secondary care and is responsible for managing their treatment and care. She also runs regular education programmes for GPs. Jo brings excellent experience of sarcoma services in a devolved nation to Sarcoma UK’s Board of Trustees.