Trained as a nurse at the Middlesex Hospital, London, before specialising in the field of Older People and gaining an interest in Continence Care. Then had the interesting opportunity to look at continence from a different perspective, when working on a project in the East End of London looking at the continence needs of the Bangladeshi community.
Worked in the Voluntary Sector for the Association for Continence Advice for 4 years providing clinical expertise to the office and professional development to the membership.
Then returned to clinical practice as a Continence Nurse Specialist within Women’s Health at the Whittington Hospital with a joint clinical/research post with University College London – Continence Technology Group.
Moved out of London and took a break from Continence Care, becoming Clinical Development Facilitator for Long Term Conditions, in Northamptonshire PCT, developing the Community Matron Service for patients with chronic complex multiple long term conditions, aiming to avoid unnecessary hospital admissions.
A chance meeting at the then “Bladder and Bowel Foundation” AGM resulted in my current post as Urogynaecology Nurse Specialist at Peterborough. I’ve just completed my MSc in Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care, which has lead to me becoming an independent prescriber.
A change in role within Peterborough City Hospital, has resulted in taking responsiblity for reducing Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections within the trust. I'm also aiming to set up the hospital continence service.