Is an NMC Registered Nurse. I have worked within the field of Continence Promotion for 15 years and gained experience in both Commercial and NHS sectors as a Continence Nurse Specialist.
I registered as a Nurse in 1998 after graduating from Liverpool John Moores University with a Nursing DipHE, but later decided to study further to gain a BSc in 2005. After a few years of gaining general experience, I decided to specialise in Continence care and studied for the ENB 978 in Continence Promotion, which I passed in 2002.
Since that time, I have worked in a number of Continence Nurse roles, both in and out of the NHS, working with men and women of all ages with bladder and/or bowel problems with the aim of improving a person's symptoms to a level that is acceptable to them (if not resolved) and restores their dignity and quality of life.
In my clinical experience, bladder and bowel function is often impacted by other health problems and I have successfully worked with individuals who have a long term condition such as Multiple Sclerosis, and Parkinsons Disease as well as Spinal Cord Injury and Stroke
In addition to this, I have worked with Care homes by providing relevant staff training and assisting in idenitifying the appropriate management for their residents. This can include timed toiletting plans, reviewing the use of products to ensure that they are used efficiently and effectively, plus advise of suitable alternatives.
The aim of 'Your Continence Matters' is to offer a personal, high quality service and I participate in ongoing learning in order to do this. I also follow NICE guidance when developing personal treatment/management plans in partnership with you and have a network of other health and fitness professionals that I can refer to, if appropriate.
I am a Member of the RCN and Association of Continence Advice.
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