Nutrition Nurse Specialist
Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Old Ophthalmology Outpatients
Stoke Mandeville Hospital
Mobile: 07775 508483
Direct Line: 01296 316645
Liz Evans became the Nutrition Nurse Specialist for Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust in 2007 and was appointed as Chair of the NNNG in January 2010. 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 oral 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 Chair of the NNNG she has worked on a number of national initiatives including being a stakeholder for the Department of Health Nutrition Action Plan and more recently a member of an expert reference group focussing on a nutritional audit tool for ‘Essence of Care’. She has represented the NNNG as part of an Expert Reference Group for the Care Quality Commission advising on the writing of a tool for assessors to use when looking at Standard 5 as well as doing a number of projects with the National Patient Safety Agency and the Royal College of Nursing.
Liz is a council member for BAPEN and has recently become part of the Malnutrition Action Group at the Royal College of Physicians Nutrition Committee.
Nutrition Nurse Specialist
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
Winnie undertook her nurse training as an adult RN at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge and moved to Cardiff in 1997. She commenced her career working within the Critical Care Directorate in Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. In 2005 she took up the post of Nutrition Nurse Specialist in Cardiff. The Lead nurse post was responsible for the hospital and home Parenteral Nutrition (HPN) service working alongside enteral nutrition colleagues as part of the wider nutrition team. Winnie was pivotal in scoping and setting up the Welsh HPN network of which Cardiff was the main centre. She represented Wales as the regional BAPEN representative. In June 2012 Winnie relocated to the Oxford University Hospitals Trust as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in the Vascular Access team based at the John Radcliffe Hospital. She has presented nationally and internationally at conferences. Winnie has recently taken on the role of Vice Chair of the NNNG and jointly represents both the NNNG and BAPEN.
Senior Lecturer and Admissions Tutor
Pre-Registration Adult Nursing Faculty of Health
Psychology & Social Care
Department of Nursing, Room 28
Manchester Metropolitan University
Elizabeth Gaskell Campus
Tel: 0161 247 2977
Neil trained as an Adult Registered Nurse at the University of Manchester and worked in urological and colorectal surgery until being seconded as his Trust’s first Nutritional Support Nurse. He completed the Leeds Course in Clinical Nutrition and the ENB NO4 Gastro-enterological Nursing and Nutrition Support Nursing. He was appointed as a Nutrition Nurse Specialist in 2003 and worked across a Acute and Primary Care Trust establishing a nurse Led nutrition out patient clinic and clinical nutrition interventional service until December 2007. Neil moved into Higher Education and is now working as a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, teaching on the Pre Registration Nursing Programme, will specialist interest in nutrition. Neil continues to have close links with practice, with an honorary contract at Trafford Healthcare NHS Trust to maintain his clinical skills.
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 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.
Deputy Communications Officer
Home Enteral Feeding Specialist Nurse
County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
Escomb Road Annexe
Bishop Auckland Hospital
Tel: 01388 455712
Fax: 01388 455713
Linda took up her role as Home Enteral Feeding (HEF) Specialist Nurse for County Durham and Darlington Community Health Services back in 2006. Linda works in the HEF team which is very dynamic and is one of only a few services in England that is off FP10. This enables the HEF team to provide all the feeds and ancillaries the patients require without needing a prescription from GPs. Linda’s remit includes providing support and information for patients and their carers prior to and after having an enteral device placement. The majority of their case load have their routine tube changes at home and are seen both electively and as an emergency. Linda also places obturated devices and has extended her practice to remove traction removable PEGs/RIGs at home. Linda has worked on a project looking at the occurrence of over granulation at feeding tube exit sites and how this can be prevented/ managed. Linda is a member of the Northern Nutritional Group a regional group that meets up quarterly. One of the aims of the group is to work in partnership to develop regionally agreed proformas, practices and responses to NPSA guidance ECT.
Fresenius-Kabi & Calea UK Ltd
I trained as a nurse later in life, completing my Nursing diploma (with Distinction) in 2008 at the University of the West of England. On qualifying I worked in the community as a staff nurse and within a year gained a degree in Specialist Nursing – Palliative Care. Whilst working as a community nurse the opportunity to work as a Homeward Nurse for Nutricia arose and I this opportunity to further my experiences.
I enjoyed working as a Homeward nurse but felt like I had missed something by never working in the acute setting. In 2012 Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton approached me and encouraged me to become their Nutrition Nurse Specialist. I have further developed my clinical and leadership skills in the acute setting. Nine months into this role I realised my heart was in the community. Prior to nursing I was an IT Analyst involved in problem solving and solution finding, which I feel is a transferable skill and fits so well into the field of nutrition. There are so many facets to our roles and constant changes within healthcare, I have returned to the community to work as a Nurse Advisor for Fresenius Kabi-Calea – working with parenteral patients across South Wales and Bristol. My interests lie in service improvement and change management.