Jennie has worked in St Mark’s hospital for over 20 year and in colorectal nursing for longer than that. Jennie has experience in stoma care, research, enhanced recovery after colorectal surgery and is now working in post graduate nurse education. She has recently set up a BSc in gastrointestinal care and hopes to also run this at masters level. Jennie enjoys writing and has been involved in multiple journal publications, book chapters and book editing. Jennie has a degree and masters in gastrointestinal nursing and is currently undertaking a PhD, looking into anterior resection syndrome. Jennie's Twitter: @jenburch24
To date Julia’s educational and research profile spans over 25 years, demonstrating a commitment to the development of academic nursing, ensuring the delivery of knowledge in a meaningful way. As PG Dip Programme Leader, quality assurance in the relation to the student experience is essential. Through educational innovation and leadership, a compassionate nurse, can be ready to practice. Julia’s area of clinical interest lies within colo-rectal nursing. Having worked as a specialist and lead nurse for many years, Julia now makes contribution to research with a focus on understanding the patients experience within this specialist field. Recent doctoral studies sought to define knowledge and skills translation within specialist nursing practice. Using a qualitative approach, this work identified the possession of specialist knowledge and skills but a lack of emotional intelligence in order to translate it in a manner comprehensible to the patient. Julia is currently Module Leader for three research modules within the nursing programmes offered at Bucks New University, at level 5, 6 and 7. These modules introduce students to approaches in research, enabling them to demonstrate critical thinking and an understanding of the research process. An awareness of different learning styles has equipped Julia to offer creative teaching to best enhance the students grasp of research. Julia’s role also includes dissertation supervision for both undergraduate and postgraduate nursing students. Current activities outside of the University include; External examiner for University of Hull, Consultant Editor for Gastrointestinal Nursing Journal (GIN) editorial board member for British Journal of Nursing (BJN). Julia's Twitter: @juliawill304
Lisa completed her nurse training at the North London College of Health Studies, London, UK. She has over 20 years experience working as an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) nurse specialist and has been responsible for the creation and development of IBD nursing services at The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust, St Mark’s Hospital/LNWH NHS Trust and most recently The Royal London Hospital, Barts Health. Lisa has published on topics including IBD treatment and the contribution of specialist nurses to the management of patients with inflammatory bowel disease, and has contributed in a number of collaborative publications looking at the provision of IBD care both nationally and internationally, including N-ECCO consensus statements for IBD nurses, the 2019 BSG guidelines and ECCO standards of care. She currently represents the RCN on the IBDUK board, who have recently updated the UK IBD Standards of Care. She is actively involved with education of both pre and post registration nurses regarding management of IBD, and delivery of specialist services. She has had active roles within organisations related to the specialty of IBD, including as secretary for the Royal College of Nursing IBD Special Interest group, Nurse Representative for the British Society of Gastroenterology IBD Section and Chair of N-ECCO. Since March 2019 she has been employed as Project Manager, IBD Nursing, with Crohn’s & Colitis UK, working with Isobel Mason and the charity’s Health Service Development Team on their campaign ‘More IBD Nurses – Better Care’, aiming to increase IBD nursing numbers throughout the UK and standardise training and support for nurses in post. Lisa's Twitter: @LisaYounge2
Jennifer qualified in 2007 from University College Dublin after a 4-year degree programme, before working in St Vincent’s University Hospital for 6 years, in colorectal, hepatobiliary and intensive care. In 2013, Jennifer moved to the UK to work in the Marie Curie Hospice, Hampstead for just under 3 years. She then worked for a short 6 months on the liver unit at Royal Free Hospital and for the next 2 years comanaged the liver day unit at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington. The opportunity came up to move to the Royal Free Hospital as a hepatology clinical nurse specialist. Since then, Jennifer has created a specialist nurse-led clinic within a multidisciplinary service to improve patient care in non-alcoholic fatty live disease. She holds an interest in consumable management for cost reduction with effective and safe care, and she aims to set up a nurse-led paracentesis service in the future. Jennifer has a keen specialist interest in palliative care support for all decompensated hepatology patients. Jennifer's Twitter: @jelce22
Jackie has over 20 years’ experience working in health policy, campaigns and development. At Crohn’s & Colitis UK, she has taken a leading role in IBD Standards-related activities, including coordination of the IBD Standards 2013 Update and the new 2019 IBD Standards and IBD Benchmarking Tool. She was on the Steering Group for the IBD Audit Programme and has co-authored publications for Guidelines in Practice and Frontline Gastroenterology in addition to patient-facing materials, including My Crohn’s & Colitis Care. Crohn’s & Colitis UK chair and provide the secretariat for IBD UK, a partnership of 17 professional and patient organisations, which includes the Royal College of Nursing, British Society of Gastroenterology and Association of Coloproctologists, working together to improve IBD care across the UK.
Rachel has worked in Gastroenterology for 25 years with the last 15 as an IBD nurse following a degree in Gastroenterology and an MSc in advanced practice, more recently Rachel has been accepted for RCN accreditation for advanced practice as a Crohns and Colitis UK specialist nurse. Rachel’s other hat is with the RCGP as a regional IBD champion for the North Of England whereby she aims to build relationships with primary and secondary care and promote the IBD toolkit/ E learning module and flare pathways to enable improved GP IBD care. Rachel's Twitter: @ibdnurse Please note: pharmaceutical companies will be exhibiting at this event and sponsoring some sessions and speakers.