Has worked within the field of Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction for over 15 years and gained her experience in both Commercial and NHS sectors. She has an extensive knowledge and experience as a Clinical Nurse Specialist with NMC registration
Registering as a Nurse in 1998 after graduating from Liverpool John Moores University with a Nursing DipHE, she developed her general nursing skills before deciding to specialise in Continence Promotion and Management in 2002 and studied for the ENB 978 in Continence Promotion. She also attained a BSc in Nursing in 2005.
She has continued to work in a number of Continence Nurse Specialist roles, both in and out of the NHS, working with men and women of all ages with bladder and/or bowel dysfunction. Most recently Sue has worked in the Spinal Injuries Unit at Stoke Mandeville Hospital with a focus on Intermittent Self-Catheterisation and Rectal Irrigation. She also studied and passed a module in Spinal Cord Injury: Immediate Care.
Bladder and Bowel dysfunction is a symptom not a disease and therefore requires careful assessment to identify the cause as it is often impacted by other health conditions such as Diabetes. Sue has successfully worked with individuals who have complex needs and long term conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinsons Disease, Dementia and Stroke as well as Spinal Cord Injury. Sue aims to improve a person's symptoms to a level that is acceptable to them (if not resolved) whilst restoring their dignity and quality of life.
In addition to her clinical skills, Sue has worked with Care homes providing support and advice alongside relevant training for carers such as Catheter Care and Continence Promotion to assist in idenitifying the appropriate management for their residents.
The aim of 'Your Continence Matters' is to provide a personalised, high quality service by offering holistic assessment and treatment plans that follow NICE guidance, working in partnership with you.
Sue is a Member of the RCN and Association of Continence Advice. She has also contributed to the RCN guidance documents on 'Catheter Care' and 'Bowel Care'
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