CYP Specialist Care Forum steering committee
Rachel Hollis (Chair) - firstname.lastname@example.org
I have been a children’s nurse for almost 25 years - with most of that time spent in the acute care of children and young people with cancer. I am now the Lead Nurse for Children’s Cancer at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, and Chair of the Yorkshire and Humber Children and Young People’s Cancer Network Group.
I have been active within the RCN for almost twenty years - and served on the steering group of the Paediatric Oncology Nurses Forum prior to the establishment of the CYP Specialist Care Forum, which I have chaired from its inception.
I would be delighted to hear from anyone with an interest in or a question about, the forum and its activities.
Karen Selwood - email@example.com
I have worked with children and young people with cancer for many years in a variety of settings. My most recent role of over 10 years has been setting up an advanced practitioner role within the speciality at Alder Hey Children's NHS Trust in Liverpool and continuing to develop this with the changes within the health system and oncology.
I have been active in the RCN for more than 15 years and was the chair of the Paediatric Oncology Nurse Forum and the coordinator of the Children and Young People's cancer nurses. I have been a member of the Specialist Care Forum since 2011.
I am happy to be contacted regarding any issues with the cancer nurses community or the specialist care forum.
Ken Hull - Ken.Hull@UHBristol.nhs.uk
I commenced my nurse training in 2000, having changed careers in the late 90s; following 10yrs as a dairy farmer. During this time I have developed widely whilst working in a professional capacity at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. Initially following qualification I undertook a rotational programme (Bone Marrow Transplant, Cardiac, Paediatric Haematology / Oncology); following this period I worked for six years as an oncology nurse, gaining a First Class degree in Nursing Children and Young People with Cancer (Cardiff University).
Since 2010 my professional experience has broadened further, and I now work as a CLIC Sargent paediatric oncology outreach nurse specialist; having recently completed a MSc in Advanced Practice (Cancer Nursing – Kings College London) I feel this has enabled me to meet and establish valuable contacts with CNS peers working in adult haematology and oncology.
Having been a member of the forum (previously PONF) for a number of years I wanted to forge further links within what is geographically and professionally a large community encompassing a number of specialities. I successfully joined the RCN Children and Young Peoples Specialist care Forum steering group in 2011.
I would welcome any news items either for the forum newsletter or material of interest for the community website.
Marie Marshall - Marie.Marshall@cmft.nhs.uk
I became co-ordinator of the RCN Children and Young Peoples Diabetes Community (RCN CYPDC) in January 2011, following a three year period working as a community member. More recently I joined the RCN steering group for the Children and Young Peoples Specialist Care Forum.
Following qualification as a registered children’s nurse in 1994, after completing training as a general nurse in 1992. I made the decision to specialise in the care of children, young people and their families living with diabetes in 1998 and became a Paediatric Diabetes Nurse Specialist.
In 2000 having completed a BSc Specialist Practitioner Degree an interest developed in research. In 2004 I enrolled as a part time MPhil / PhD student, to pursue this clinical research interest which relates to the meanings and perceptions children and their parents ascribe to living with diabetes.
I was successfully awarded the PhD in December 2009.
I am actively committed to the role as Co-ordinator of the RCN CYPDC and in the work of the RCN steering group for the Children and Young Peoples Specialist Care Forum.
Doris Corkin - firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a Senior Teaching fellow at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queens University Belfast. I have a range of academic qualifications including an MSc in Nursing and Post Graduate Diploma in Nurse Education.
I am both adult and children’s trained, with twelve years experience in neonatology, six years in an acute medical and surgical setting. I was instrumental in establishing a new community children’s nursing service before accepting my current teaching position in 2003.
Teaching commitments include pre and post registration children’s nursing, with a specific interest in the nursing care of children and young people with critical and complex needs, including palliation. I promote and encourage service user involvement within the curriculum.
As a module and programme co-ordinator I make every effort to develop my clinical skills within the field of children’s nursing through facilitation of inter-professional education, University teaching and travel awards and international conference presentations. I have contributed to journal and book publications. I am an external examiner and member of various professional committees and organisations.
Lindsey Rigby - email@example.com
I have spent my entire nursing career working within the field of children and young peoples nursing in several settings, but mainly in the community. However in April 2007, I commenced in my current post as Children’s Specialist Practitioner in Congenital Hyperinsulinism at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. This is a post which covers a nationally commissioned service, accepting referrals from the Midlands to Scotland.
My nursing career commenced with combined RGN/RSCN training at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in 1980 where I stayed for 2 years after qualifying.
Following this, I further trained to become a health visitor, qualifying in 1986; working as a health visitor in Salford, Bolton and Bury for the next 10 years.
Moving on in my career I became a children’s community nurse working in Bolton from 1996 – 2005, during this time I completed my BSc (Hons) in Community Specialist Practice.
I then had a short spell in industry as a diabetes nurse adviser returning to the NHS a year later to a post in Bolton Primary Care Trust.
I have recently joined the Children and Young People's Specialist Care Forum steering group representing the endocrine nurses' community. I hope to be able to fulfil my role and I am happy to be contacted regarding any endocrine issues to be brought to the forum.
Claire Lindsay - firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a specialist paediatric bladder and bowel care nurse working in Devon. I have developed a nurse-led service based within Primary care, for those children with bladder and bowel dysfunction.
The team consists of four specialist nurses who run nurse-led clinics in the community setting. Referrals to the service arise from general practitioners, health visitors, school nurses, consultant paediatricians and consultant paediatric urologists for children with day and night-time wetting and those experiencing chronic constipation.
Assessments are undertaken for products for those children with neuropathic bladders and bowels and special needs.