Angie gained a BSc (Hons) in Nursing Studies from King’s College London in 2003. She started working in the field of women’s health, first as a staff nurse and then as a sister on a Gynaecology, breast care and early pregnancy ward.
Since 2007, Angie has been working in the Urogynaecology Department at King’s College Hospital and is currently the lead nurse / nurse cystoscopist. She is actively involved in research and was awarded a PhD in Urogynaecology in 2019 investigating sexual function in women with overactive bladder. In 2019 Angie was also awarded RCN credentialing for advanced level nursing practice.
To date she has published over 50 articles in peer reviewed journals and has written book chapters and contributed to National guidelines. As well as her clinical and research activities she provides advice to governmental bodies including NHS England and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG’s) throughout the UK. She is the current chair of the Nursing and Midwifery special interest group within IUGA.
Clinical Lead for Continence Care
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.
Professor Ian Peate OBE FRCN
Editor in Chief
British Journal of Nursing
Ian began his nursing career at Central Middlesex Hospital as an Enrolled Nurse practicing in an intensive care unit. He later undertook three years of student nurse training at Central Middlesex and Northwick Park Hospitals, becoming a Staff Nurse then a Charge Nurse. Ian has worked in nurse education since 1989, with his key areas of interest including nursing practice and theory, in which he has published widely. He is the Principal of the School of Health Studies Gibraltar. Ian was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours List for his services to nursing and nursing education and was granted a Fellowship from the Royal College of Nursing in 2017.
Clinical Education & Resource Manager
Sandra qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1994 (Edinburgh). She relocated to London to pursue a career in Surgical Nursing at University Hospital Lewisham, holding positions of Staff Nurse/Senior Staff Nurse. In 1999 took up the position of Clinical Nurse Specialist Stoma Care. In this role she developed a patient focused dynamic service in the acute and community settings. She relocated back to Scotland in 2004 and embarked on a career within the commercial sector. Sandra has worked with Hollister Ltd for 14 years in varying roles across different business units. In her current role she is responsible for the development of ‘best in class’ education programmes. Sandra holds a Diploma in Nursing from Kings College, London; a Post Graduate Certificate in Interprofessional Health and Social Care from Canterbury Christchurch University and a Master of Science Degree from Glasgow Caledonian University.
Urology and Continence Nurse Specialist
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Jane has worked in the Urology speciality since 1996. Initially within the operating theatres and since 2001 as a Urology Nurse Specialist. Her role today is primarily nurse led continence and benign Urology clinics - including intravesical Botox, artificial slings in men and women, artificial sphincters in men, sacral nerve stimulation, female sexual function, intermittant & indwelling catheters. She has a BHSc in Healthcare Studies from Leeds University.
British Journal of Nursing
Senior Clinical Scientist
Sr. Scientist, Continence Care Research and Development
Tadas Sileika has been leading applied and translational research in functional biomaterials as a PhD candidate, more recently applying the very concepts in industry. As a graduate student, Tadas was at the forefront of functional biomaterials research inspired by plant polyphenols. During his career in industry, he has focused on utilization of advanced materials and surface modifications for novel antimicrobial strategies in wound care and continence care, aimed at reducing infection, antimicrobial resistance, and ultimately improving the quality of patients’ lives. He has also worked on bringing life-saving medical devices to emerging markets.
Tadas has also been engaging with the local and state communities to emphasize the importance of STEM in education, dynamically mentoring students, interns, and co-op program members. He regularly speaks at community engagements and seminars on the importance of STEM.
Clare is the President of the British Association of Urological Nurses and a Urology Advanced Nurse Practitioner at Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals where she leads a team of clinical nurse specialists. Specialising for over 20 years in the treatment and management of prostate cancer, she has developed many nurse led services and is keen to push the boundaries of advanced practice in response to the health care needs of the local population.
Clare has an interest in strategic business planning and combining her passion for all things urological has encouraged her to take on a national role through BAUN to encourage and support the development and education of urology nurses and promote high quality care whilst influencing the wider health care agenda.
Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Hospital Foundation
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.