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.
Claire was first appointed as a Colorectal Cancer CNS in 1996. She currently works as the Macmillan Nurse Consultant at St Mark’s Hospital London. Her main clinical role involves supporting patients with locally-advanced and recurrent colorectal cancer who are referred to the complex cancer service for consideration of pelvic exenterative surgery. She is also Trust lead for ‘Living well with and beyond cancer’. She remains a Lecturer in Gastrointestinal Nursing at King’s College London. She is involved in several research projects which include managing the consequences of colorectal cancer treatment and developing effective and sustainable lifestyle interventions for ostomates. She chairs the National Nurses Colorectal Cancer Network and is a steering group member of several other national and European groups. In June 2019 she was awarded an MBE for her services to Colorectal Cancer Nursing.
Patient with experience of major complications after elective surgery.