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Meet the Team

Janet Youd

Forum Chair

Emergency Nurse Consultant, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS FT

Janet qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1991. She has worked in Emergency Care since 1992; developing as a Staff Nurse, then Sister at St James’s Hosptal, Leeds. She completed a BSc in Nursing and ENB Higher Award in 1995. She has instructed on ATNC, ALS and PALS, and continues to be an APLS instructor.

In 1999 she moved to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham where she completed her ENP training, and qualified as a Registered Sick Children's Nurse specialising in children's emergency care, before moving back to Leeds as a clinical educator in 2001.

In 2003 she moved to Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust as Nurse Consultant in Emergency Care. She completed her MHSc in Advanced Practice in 2006. 

Since 2011 she has been a committee member of the RCN Emergency Care Association, of which, she has been Chair since January 2013.

She continues to be passionate about the emergency care of children and is currently in the final year of a Professional Doctorate programme investigating the role of Advanced Clinical Practitioners in assessing children who have self-harmed.


Professional Lead: Anna Crossley

Amanda Rumley-Buss

Committee Member

Justin Walford

Senior Charge Nurse, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

Justin has been a qualified Nurse for about 20 years who started as a newly qualified nurse in acute medicine. While travelling around Australia, Justin worked in several different A&E’s then returned home to a district general hospital close to where he lives and worked as an emergency nurse working his way up to a senior charge nurse. Justin undertook his degree in emergency nursing while working there.

Justin then went on to work as a matron in ED, AMU & Trauma before returning to the Emergency department as a senior charge nurse. He now works in a Major trauma centre in a joint role as a Senior Charge nurse and a Practice Educator, and is undertaking a M.Sc in advanced Practice.

Sara Morgan

Nurse lecturer, University of South Wales

Sara has 16 years Emergency care experience, Working within the Emergency Unit at the University Hospital of wales. Here Sara progress from a junior staff nurse to a team leader. Whilst working in Cardiff She undertook her MSc in Advanced nursing Practice and was instrumental in setting up and developing the ANP service within Cardiff and Vale UHB. Her last clinical post was as an Advanced Nurse practitioner in ED.  Sara now works as a Senior Lecturer in Advanced Practice at the University of South Wales. 

In 2015 Sara moved to the University of South Wales to work as a senior lecturer in Advanced Nursing practice and teaches on an extremely successful MSc programme. Sara works in both pre, post registration Nurse Education at the University, and has a specialist interest in developing Emergency care skills through simulation. She was recently part of a team who developed a multi professional Blue Light simulation event for a cohort of pre registration Nursing and Gwent police probationer students. This event focused of collaborative working and emergency preparedness.  
Sara is still passionate about Emergency care and the development of future Emergency Care nurses

Jamie Cocksedge

Committee Member

Page last updated - 22/10/2019