Since qualifying as a registered nurse in 1998, Katie has focused her nursing specialism in the field of urology and continence. During her initial nursing experience, Katie worked within renal and urological settings to acquire the fundamental aspects of urological nursing. She worked on the surgical and urology wards at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital for six years where she developed a passion for urological nursing.
In 2002, Katie became the Urology Nurse Specialist at Homerton Hospital. During this time, she was provided the opportunity to advance her urological knowledge and skills through successfully initiated nurse-led clinics and services, while improving patient pathways for continence assessment and treatment. Within the neurological unit based at Homerton Hospital, Katie initiated a continence service for those patients undergoing rehabilitation.
Katie worked as the Continence Nurse Specialist for seven years at Basildon Hospital and successfully established the continence service within the Acute Trust. She also ran the Peripheral Tibial Nerve Stimulation Service for patients with bladder & bowel problems, a painful bladder service as well as trial without catheter and intermittent self-catheterization clinics.
Katie has supported her specialist education through a master’s degree pathway in Advanced Nursing Practice and has temporarily delayed the dissertation due to the birth of her son, but she hopes to complete this once he is older.
Katie is currently employed as a Urology Nurse Specialist for Fittleworth Medical Ltd. She also has an honorary contract with North East London Foundation Trust CCG, supporting the community catheter and TWOC services run by the district nurses. This role has provided lots of opportunities and in 2017, Katie was fortunate enough to present on the British Journal of Nursing National Roadshow on Urology as well as showcase the community TWOC service through a poster presentation at BAUN.
Lead Urology Nurse/ANP
University Hospitals of North Staffordshire NHS Trust
Kay has fulfilled several urological senior nurse leadership posts working within the NHS acute hospital setting in the UK for over 35 years.
The longevity of Kay’s career culminating into a creative valued skill set that is able to transform multidisciplinary nursing roles by empowering and building skill sets to enhance our patient experience and future proof our NHS.
Kay's principle philosophy has sustained a virtuous leadership style that harnesses and empowers nursing talent whilst building multifaceted effective nursing teams.
Respecting the human factor elements that influence the delivery of pertinent timely patient care, has played a key role when seeking to evaluate several of the innovations Kay has been responsible for. One example can be found in a recent national publication of the NHS GIRFT report “Getting It Right First Time” which and recognises and values the design and implementation of a new innovative Nurse Led Urological Ambulatory service.
Continence Care Service Nurse Manager
Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
Lindsey Pearson has worked in the NHS since 1993. In her 28 years as an RN Lindsey has worked within the acute, community and nursing home environment.
Upon becoming a Nurse at Wolverhampton CCS Lindsey said she found her niche because this kind of nursing proved to be rewarding. It enables her close contact with patients and satisfies her desire to teach and support them through challenging life experiences. Lindsey says that what also drew her to this nursing field was the challenge it affords her every day.
Lindsey has been the CCS Manager for the past 4 years has made strategic changes to improve the waiting times, DNA rate, standards of care and budget control.
In her free time, Lindsey likes to travel with her family.
Lead Continence Specialist Nurse
North Kent Community
Lina has been a continence specialist nurse for over 7 years. She developed her interest in bladder and bowel dysfunction management when she worked as a continence advisor at Kings college hospital, where she also completed her urology nursing BSc(Hons). She has worked as lead continence specialist nurse in North Kent community since 2017, where she runs specialist clinics and manages a team to delivery continence care to local population. She is deputy treasurer of the London ACA and she chairs the South London catheter community of practice group meetings. She has special interest in neurogenic bladder and bowel dysfunction as well as complex catheter management, reducing catheter associated urinary tract infection. She believes prevention is always better than treatment. she is currently seeking further study on physiological impact on people with incontinence issues.