The BAUN Council consists of a maximum of 11 members representing England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. The Executive Officers of the association are President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. The President's post is held for a period of two years and council members are elected for a period of three years. Council members may stand for a second term of office.
Urology & Continence Nurse Specialist.
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Jane has worked in the Urology speciality since 1996. Initially within the operating theatres and since 2001 as a Urology Nurse Specialist. Her role today is primarily nurse led continence and benign Urology clinics - including intravesical Botox, artificial slings in men and women, artificial sphincters in men, sacral nerve stimulation, female sexual function, intermittant & indwelling catheters. She has a BHSc in Healthcare Studies from Leeds University.
BAUN Immediate Past President
Salford Royal Foundation Trust
Julia has 35 years’ experience as a registered nurse. She has worked in Urology since appointment as a surgical ward sister in 1990. She completed her MSc in Health Practice in 2007 and following this registered as a Non-Medical Prescriber. Her appointed as a Consultant nurse in Urology in 2007 led to the development and innovation in specialist urological nursing within Salford Royal Foundation Trust (SRFT). She has utilised opportunities to lead recently on implementation of Urology One-stop clinics and Out Patient Nurse led Botox clinics to improve efficiency and patient satisfaction. Salfords’ Urology Department was awarded the First Macmillan Quality Environment award (MQEM) nationally in 2014.
Julia is Governance Lead for Urology locally and is motivated to focus on safe delivery of care to patients. The most recent strategic project to reduce the incidence of catheter associated urinary tract infection (CaUTI) rates within the Trust has recognised her as ‘British Association of Urological Nurses in association The Urology Foundation Inaugural Nurse of the Year 2015.
As BAUN President she has taken the opportunity to listen. She is looking forward to continuing to support the delivery of high quality education for nurses, enabling nurses to improve their skills to support patient care and influence the development of strategies to improve patient safety and experience.
BAUN Honorary Secretary
Urology Clinical Nurse Specialist
Emma has worked in Urology at Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust since 1997. Initially on the Urology Ward and since 2009 in her current role as Benign Urology Clinical Nurse Specialist. Her clinics include Nurse Led Urodynamics, Erectile dysfunction, ESWL, Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation and teaching of Clean Intermittent Self-Catheterisation and Dilatation. Emma has her MSc in Health Care Practice and is also a non-medical prescriber.
BAUN Honorary Treasurer
Urology Clinical Nurse Specialist
Theresa is a Urology Clinical Nurse Specialist working at South Warwickshire Foundation Trust, Warwick. She has worked in Urology in the field of Urology for twenty eight years. She moved to Warwick in 2001 to take on the role of Urology CNS. She undertakes a variety of nurse led clinics on a rotational basis with her two colleagues. Clinics sessions include both cancer and benign; Nurse led stone clinic, LUTS, Urodynamics, Intravesical, haematuria, prostate cancer follow-up, Flexible Cystoscopy both diagnostic and follow ups. Theresa has recently completed training to undertake botox injections into the bladder and is about to embark on setting up her own clinic to administer the treatments. Theresa is a non medical prescriber.
BAUN Trustee and Conference Organising Lead
Specialist Urology Nurse Practitioner
Peterborough & Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Sue has been a registered nurse since 1987 and has worked in urology since 2004 when she was employed as a surgical care practitioner. The role has developed considerably since then and she now cares for both benign and oncology urology patients. She independently performs prostate biopsies, runs the one stop prostate biopsy clinic, coordinates the lithotripsy service and has a nurse led stone clinic. She chairs the MDT and coordinates the intravesical BCG treatments, and has a follow up erectile dysfunction clinic. She is the proud owner of a BSc in Health and social care and has been a non-medical prescriber since 2010.
Rotherham General Hospital
Jan began her nursing training in Sheffield and qualified as a State Registered Nurse in 1979. She moved to Rotherham Hospital in 1985. Jan has had a continuous nursing career within the NHS, working in Cardiology, Intensive Care, Accident and Emergency, School Nursing, Coronary Care and Urology. Jan has been within Urology since 1994 she is now involved in management and service development. Jan has developed various nurse-led clinics within urology, has a special interest in Andrology, Benign Urology and is a Non-Medical Prescriber and cystoscopist.In 1999, Jan was awarded the NMC Higher Level of Practice - MCGI , following completion of her MA in Health Care Practice.
Uro-Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist
Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust
Lucy began her nursing training in Colchester and qualified in 1994. Lucy has had a continuous nursing career within the NHS, working in Medicine, Urology, Stoma Care, and then her current role as a uro-oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist. She provides nurse specialist support for patients following a diagnosis of a urological cancer (specialising in prostate cancer) Lucy has set up a nurse led service for the follow up of men with stable prostate cancer and has been on various national initiatives surrounding the care of men diagnosed with this disease, including the ‘informed decision making project’ . Lucy has previously been a committee member of the BAUN oncology sub group and has worked to improve education for health professionals through study days , reviewing patient information and producing guidelines. Her special interest is education. Lucy completed her MSc in Advanced Nursing Practice (uro-oncology) in 2000.
Urology Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
Clare qualified as a registered nurse in 1992 and moved to the field of urology in 1998. She joined a team of two other Advanced Nurse Practitioners in Wolverhampton and achieved an MSc in Advanced Practice in 2002 subsequently becoming an independent prescriber. She has trained in performing prostate biopsies and now carries out two clinics weekly. Clare now leads and manages a team of eight Urology Specialist Nurses including a Urology Hospital at Home Service. Her role is predominately concerned with prostate cancer and she provides nurse led clinics investigating men with suspected prostate cancer, performs prostate biopsies, runs prostate cancer follow up clinics and provides support for patients following a diagnosis of urological cancer. Her passion is to push the boundaries of advanced practice in order to respond to the needs of the patient and she is actively involved in the business and strategic planning of her local urology service.
Lead Uro-Oncology CNS
Cardiff and Vale UHB
Samantha currently manages a team of CNS and administration staff, this role continues to have a large clinical component along with the everyday management of a team and requires collaborative working to ensure all members of the multi-disciplinary team are involved to ensure best care for the patients.
Samantha’s urology background spans over 29 years beginning as a newly qualified staff nurse progressing to senior staff nurse on the urology ward gaining experience and developing knowledge of urology procedures and terminology. After 18 years as a staff nurse the opportunity to undertake a new role as a urology research nurse became available. As a research nurse the role required clinical skills and the ability to develop an understanding of research proposals legislation and governance. The skills gained from this post lead to the application and successful appointment of Lead Uro-oncology CNS. Samantha’s specialist area of interest is service improvement; Samantha’s team successfully achieved the NHS award for patient safety for their Prostate Cancer Pathway in 2016. Samantha has also recently been appointed as urology nurse lead for CSSIG.
Urology Nurse Practitioner
Hampshire Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust
I have worked within the field of urology since 1995. I’m currently working as a Urology Nurse Practitioner at Hampshire Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust, I run independent nurse led clinics across 2 trust hospital sites, I’m a non-medical prescriber; my area of practice is mainly in benign urology running clinics within Men’s Health; Urodynamics and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms. On one of the sites I lead the urology clinical nurse specialist team, delivering nurse led clinics in prostate; bladder; renal and testicular cancers. Also other benign services such as the renal colic pathway, intra vesicle treatments and flow rate clinics.
I run the corporate training for male catheterisation on one site and have talked at some of the benign BAUN study days, and other company meetings.
Uro-Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist
Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust
Debbie trained as a registered nurse at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, qualifying in 1990. She started work in urology as a ward based nurse at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in the summer of 1991, working her way up to acting ward manager, and has continued full time in the speciality ever since. In 2004 she became a Uro-Oncology CNS and since then the role has grown, now including managing a small team of nurses and support workers. Debbie regularly performs prostate biopsy clinics, delivers diagnosis and goes through treatment options, supporting patients with all urinary cancers. She works across two specialities, urology and oncology, so is also involved in managing patients with metastatic disease on various anti-cancer therapies. She has a BSc (Hons) in Health Studies (Cancer Nursing), PGCE and has been a non-medical prescriber since 2007. As the Royal Cornwall Hospital is a large DGH patients regularly have to travel further afield for radical surgery for prostate and bladder cancers, so Debbie has developed a large network of consultants and nurse specialists that she regularly liaises with for the benefit of the patients.
Lately she has been involved with a major project with the Movember Foundation, introducing and promoting remote supported self-management for men with stable prostate cancer and those having had radical treatment. She also regularly reviews literature for PCUK and Macmillan, and is regularly involved in giving talks/teaching. Debbie was previously a committee member of the BAUN oncology sub group, and is looking forward to the experiences and challenges that being on BAUN council may bring.
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