BSGE Nurse and Paramedic representative
Nurse and Paramedic Portfolio Update
Firstly many thanks to Gill Smith my predecessor for the sterling work she carried out on our behalf. Her work has enabled a smooth transmission which I’m delighted to continue together with my enthusiastic colleagues on the subcommittee.
I have asked the subcommittee to introduce themselves and the vision they have regarding their specialities.
Nurse and Paramedic subcommittee
Deb Panes: Endometriosis Nurses
It is a pleasure to introduce myself as the Endometriosis Nurse Specialist representative on the newly formed paramedic sub-committee. I have been in post as an Endometriosis Nurse Specialist since 2014 and I am fortunate to work alongside a team of dedicated specialists at St Michaels Hospital, Bristol. After the launch of the RCN publications in 2015 and 3 years of BSGE Endometriosis Nurse training sessions at the ASM, it is now time to reignite the development of the CNS role. There continues to be disparities in the application of the role nationally and many nurses face local challenges in setting up services and conflicts between the desire to provide high standards of care with a lack of resources including time to dedicate to the role. I aim to support Wend-Rae Mitchell in moving forwards with the development of the nurse role and the provision of a consistent approach to the care of women with endometriosis.
Caroline Bell: Hysteroscopy Nurses
I am a specialist nurse currently training at Bradford to become a nurse hysteroscopist and I have recently commenced training to be a colposcopist. I have the motivation to enhance the nurse hysteroscopy profile and increase its contribution and impact at the national level through the BSGE platform. I have contributed to teaching and scientific activities. This included the BSGE meeting and local teaching and networking , and supporting guidelines and protocols. I have contributed to setting up the one stop clinic and rethinking the postmenopausal bleeding. It is my passion to help raise a national awareness of this common problem recognising it at different levels and help early recognition. It is my ambition to look at the variation across the country in helping women with this problem and other period problems. Please contact me via nurses@BSGE.org.uk
Liz Bruen: Theatre Nurses and ODP’s
We are very fortunate to have Liz Bruen on the subcommittee. Liz wears ‘many hats’ as an advanced practitioner, and therefore is ideally placed to represent theatre nurses and ODP’s who’s growing membership and interest in the association is very encouraging. I know Liz already has thoughts regarding their introduction into the multidisciplinary work that we are all involved in. I wish to take this opportunity to thank Deb, Liz and Caroline for volunteering to join the subcommittee and look forward to working together to benefit both our members and influence patient care.
Members have asked about the minimum weekly hours for endometriosis nurses. It is confirmed that minimum requirement is 10hrs.
Hysteroscopy Nurse Training:
BSGE ASM Edinburgh May 2018:
Our Edinburgh hosts Helen Dewart and Jennifer Devlin are working with Michelle Clarke and Caroline Bell to provide a stimulating training programme.
Endo Nurse Training:
BSGE ASM Edinburgh May 2018
Helen and Jennifer are also working with Deb Panes to provide an equalling stimulating endo nurse training programme.
Theatre Nurses and ODP’s
Work in progress – Watch this space!
We will continue to update the website page on a regular basis so please do forward your thoughts and ideas to the committee.