BSGE Endometriosis Nurse representative
As the council plans its way forward under such unfamiliar circumstances and I start my journey as the nurse representative, I’m delighted to be working with you to ensure colleagues are supported, needs are met and professional roles continues to grow.
The BSGE Nurse portfolio welcomes contributions from all its members. We all have a voice drawing on all our experience and passion in caring for women with endometriosis.
Whilst we always welcome ideas for further growth and development, the key areas I’d like us to focus on are; education, nurse bursaries, creating an informative and resourceful website, standardisation of the nurse role, patient information and documentation templates, to name but a few.
We have a newly elected subcommittee and by working together we will continue to build on all the good work already achieved. Can I take this opportunity to welcome and introduce BSGE Endometriosis Nurses members subcommittee:
I have held the post of Endometriosis Nurse Specialist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust since 2014, alongside my role as a nurse hysteroscopist. I have an extensive background in gynaecology nursing and have undergone additional training in counselling and psychotherapy.
I am a dedicated advocate of women with Endometriosis, and passionately highlight the importance of the role of the specialist nurse and advanced nursing practice. I have strong links with Endometriosis UK, with our well established monthly support group. I promote and support the role of the Endometriosis CNS through teaching, presenting, and publications.
I have gained great support from the BSGE as my own role has developed, and am excited to be able to participate in the valuable work of the society. My aim will be to support Gilly Macdonald in ensuring that all endometriosis nurse specialists can have a voice, and that together we can work towards progressing the specialist role which I believe is at the core of ensuring that the patient is heard, and that highest quality, appropriate and effective care is delivered to women who know that their well-informed, individual choices are respected and valued.
I have been a registered Nurse for almost 30 years. The vast majority of my career has been spent in women’s health although I have also worked in ICU and as a GP Practice Nurse. Wherever I have worked, my focus has always been on providing excellent, patient-centred care. I believe strongly in the value of nursing in helping women to cope with and live through their health problems.
I took on my current role within Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust, Kent in March 2018. We gained accreditation in 2019 and our caseload has rocketed. As I am new to the field of Endometriosis, I particularly hope to be able to support others new to the role within this fast-developing specialty. I am excited to have this opportunity to join the other subcommittee members in helping to shape the future of Endometriosis nursing.
My name is Liz Bruen and I am an endometriosis nurse specialist and a nurse hysteroscopist based in Cardiff Wales I am delighted to continue to be involved with BSGE as a sub committee member I am a passionate supporter of developing nurse skills and knowledge to improve patient care and experience. There are exciting developments in Wales for endometriosis nurses, locally more nurse colleagues are starting their training at Bradford and theatre restrictions are an an opportunity to develop nurse led out patient based procedures. Covid has opened opportunities as to how we work and optimise service delivery, these are changing but exciting times It will be good though when there are less restrictions and I can get back in my motor home hopefully before the end of summer!