Nutrition Nurse Specialist
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Stoke Mandeville Hospital
Telephone: 01296 316645
Liz Anderson (formally Evans) became the nutrition nurse specialist for Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust in 2007. She first joined the NNNG committee in this year and was voted Chair of the group in January 2010. She is now in her second term as Chair. She has a varied nursing background in both medical and surgical nursing, with her previous post being a sister of an acute stroke unit. Liz believes passionately in the importance of good nutrition in enhancing a person’s recovery. Liz’s main interest is the promotion of excellence in all aspects of nutrition support both from a quality and safety perspective. Liz has a BA (Hons) in Nursing Practice completing her dissertation in “Trained nurse’s attitudes to nutrition in hospital patients” as well as a PG Cert in Nutrition in Nursing.
She has represented the NNNG on a number of projects with NHS England, the Department of Health, NICE and the RCN. She was a member of the Department of Health’s Hospital Food Standards Panel which looked at patients’ experience of hospital food and nutritional care and published a number of recommendations for Trusts to take forward.
Liz is also a member of the NHS England Nutrition and Hydration Strategy Group, a council member for BAPEN and a member of the Royal College of Physicians Nutrition Committee. She has been published a number of times in various nursing journals and continues to maintain a busy national profile by speaking at events and conferences.
Nutrition Nurse Specialist
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Hampshire County Hospital
Tel: 01962 825724
Carolyn works as a Nutrition Nurse Specialist at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester providing clinical nutrition support in both acute and community settings. Prior to this she held the post of clinical nurse specialist for elderly care in Queen Marys Hospital, Roehampton and Lecturer Practitioner at Kingston University. Carolyn has a BSc in Healthcare Sciences and is an independent nurse prescriber. She has published a number of articles in nursing journals and has edited a book addressing nutrition issues for nurses.
Clinical Nurse Specialist – Nutrition
C/o ward 12
Heartlands Hospital Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
Direct line: 0121 424 1435
Direct Fax: 0121 424 1765
Barbara works as a lead clinical nurse specialist for Nutrition at The Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust in Birmingham, across three sites, working with both enteral and parenteral patients. Since qualifying as a RGN in 1994 Barbara has worked within gastroenterology on both medical and surgical wards and endoscopy culminating in a short spell as the clinical nurse specialist for Gastroenterology. An interest in nutrition led Barbara to join the nutrition support nurses in 2000 and was appointed as the lead in 2004. Since this point the nursing nutrition team has expanded so that Barbara now manages 5 other nurses. Barbara represents the NNNG on the BAPEN programs committee and the Enteral Plastic Safety Group.
Nutrition Support Nurse
Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
Tel: 01276 526959
Claire Campbell completed her Dip HE Nursing studies at King Alfred’s College in Winchester in 1998 before moving to Guildford to work at the Royal Surrey County Hospital.
Initial roles saw her working in acute medicine including Gastroenterology before moving into the surgical directorate. This is where her interest in nutrition began as she cared for patient on the colorectal, hepatobilary and upper GI surgical unit.
After 5 years Claire was asked to take up position in the surgical acute unit at Frimley Park hospital. This further developed Claire interest in nutrition support and gained further skills in caring for those receiving both parenteral and enteral nutrition.
In 2007 the Trust developed a role for a Nutrition Support nurse to provide training for staff in parenteral nutrition and also the development of a nurse-led nasojejunal placement service to reduce the amount of PN used within the organization. This was a part time role and initially Claire carried out his whilst continuing to work on the acute surgical unit. The role expanded quite quickly and led to implementing the NPSA alerts around nasogastric tubes. From there the service expanded further and Claire now runs a nurse led service for gastrostomy assessment covering both in and outpatients and the subsequent aftercare and support of these patients. This resulted in a Trust recognition award for service. Claire has completed her Clinical Nutrition module at Kings University gaining the Yakult award for the highest mark and is looking to continue her studies for a Masters.
Claire works closely with the dietetics and gastroenterology teams at Frimley and enjoys the challenges and diversity that being a Nutrition Support nurse involves. Claire is a new committee member for the NNNG and is looking forward to becoming more involved in national projects and the challenges this will bring.
Specialist Nurse in Nutrition Support
Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Nina qualified in 2005 from Brighton University and consolidated her training at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford on the urology and vascular ward before going into critical care in the post anaesthetic care unit and then ITU.
She left the NHS and worked in private nursing homes and learnt the important role that nutrition plays in keeping residents and staff as fit and healthy as possible. This combined with her own experience in sports nutrition for running and swimming marathons led to a passion for promoting good nutrition and hydration to enable everyone to live and enjoy life to the full.
In 2010 Nina joined Nutricia as a nurse adviser for patients needing training and support in living with enteral feeding tubes and was inspired to learn from her patients that with the right support there were no limits to the activities that could be achieved.
Currently Nina is working as Specialist Nurse in Nutrition Support at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Working across two sites she is responsible for clinical nutritional support for patients and their carers and staff training and education in nutritional care across the trust. Her focus is ensuring that patients are able to get appropriate and safe nutrition.
Nutrition Nurse Specialist
Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust
Hinchingbrooke Park Road
Tel: 01480 416416
Tracy qualified as a nurse in 2004 and after a short period of working in elective orthopaedics quickly moved to critical care – working in neuro and general critical care units as well as in coronary care. Tracy currently works as the Nutrition Nurse Specialist at Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust in Cambridgeshire, a role that covers all aspects of nutrition at this small district general hospital. In addition to this Tracy is an Advanced Life Support Instructor and continues to teach regularly on ALS courses.
Tracy has recently enjoyed completing the NHS Leadership Academy Mary Seacole Programme and Advanced Skills in Clinical Assessment and is now hoping to continue on to do her Non-Medical Prescriber’s course.
B.Braun Medical Ltd,
Jo has been qualified for 16 years with experience always being within Gastro-colorectal nursing and as a specialist nurse for intravenous therapy. Jo completed MSc in Clinical nutrition and has a specialist interest in home parenteral nutrition. Jo feels very proud that together with her team she has been able to develop the intestinal failure service at the Royal Berkshire where she spent 5 years working with home parenteral nutrition patients. Jo also has over 9 years experience working for home care company in her spare time and gaining experience with looking after patients in their own homes who require parenteral nutrition. Jo has recently taken on a new role as Lead nurse for South region (full time) for home care company B.Braun and is currently enjoying working with the specialist hospital centres over the south region and ensuring their HPN patients are looked after in their own homes to the best possible standard, as well as training and managing the nursing teams.