Frances Cole

What has been your clinical/medical experience to date?

I am a paediatric nurse who has worked in the NHS for over 20years. For the last 10 years I have worked as a paediatric allergy nurse specialist in a busy London hospital.

What motivated you to enter paediatric medical care in the first place?

I love working with children and as a child who had allergies herself I feel passionate about making a difference to children’s and families lives who live with allergies.

How will the funding from The Evie Dove Foundation help you to advance your career and your impact/services to children?

This funding will help me to complete the second year towards the allergy MSC. This will help me to become a more advanced practitioner and provide an excellent level of care to my patients and their family. My hope is to move forward in my career as a result.

How did you find out about The Evie Dove Foundation?

From our Director of Children’s nursing.

Tell us about yourself!

I live in Essex with my husband and two children. We live by the forest and love to go exploring in it, taking a small fire to toast marshmallows and a hammock to swing in the trees. We love to travel and recently speak 3 weeks travelling in Mexico which was amazing. In my spare time (of which there is not much spare time!), I like to run and recently started open water swimming with my sisters and mum. My sisters and I completed a triathlon sprint distance in 2021 to raise funds for action aid to help women and children in Afghanistan.