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 45 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.
Associate Professor for Non-Medical Prescribing
Alison is an Associate Professor for the Independent, Supplementary and Community Nurse Prescribing programmes within the School of Nursing Midwifery and Health, Faculty of Health and Life Science at Coventry University, a position she has held for eleven years. Alison currently teaches on both the pre and post registration courses. Her main role, however, is to teach nurses, midwives, Allied Health Professionals and pharmacists to become Independent and Supplementary Prescribers. She is responsible for the development of the programmes and ensures that they meet the standards of the regulatory bodies and internal quality assurance.
Alison’s background is adult nursing as she worked as a community continence specialist managing the service within Oxfordshire for sixteen years. She has been a prescriber since 2006, completing her Master’s in Advancing Practice in 2004. Alison completed her Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education in 2011. She has published a large volume of work in her specialist area and recently contributed to an ICS publication on the management of faecal incontinence.
She has spoken at a number of national and international conferences, while she was also the RCN continence forum chair for nine years and sat on the International Continence Forum nursing committee for five years.
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. 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.
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.
BAUN President & 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.
Clinical Nurse Specialist in Urology
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Paula is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Urology at the Spinal Injuries and Neuro-Rehabilitation Centre, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She has worked in the Spinal Injures Centre for over 25 years in various roles.
Currently, Paula works within the Urology team providing expertise to a complex group of patients with bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction issues. She is the transition lead for adolescents who have complex neurourological problems transitioning from the Sheffield Children’s Hospital into adult services.
Paula set up the Cauda Equina Service which receives referrals nationally. She also manages nurse-led clinics, bladder and bowel, counselling, sexual dysfunction and tuition of rectal irrigation.
Paula currently provides a nurse-led Flexible Cystoscopy & Injection of Botoulinum Toxin Service within the Spinal Injuries Outpatient Department.