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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.

Jacky Price

Nurse Lecturer, University of Hertfordshire

Jacky is an experienced adult nurse & children’s nurse and a nurse lecturer. Her clinical background is in emergency care. Having worked in many north London emergency departments Jacky now works regularly as an ENP in Hertfordshire maintaining her clinical expertise, and as a nurse lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire.

She has extensive teaching and learning experience in pre-registration nursing and CPD. Her focus is on emergency care and advanced autonomous practice. She also teaches research & evidence based practice and leadership & management in healthcare.

Jacky has a particular interest in preceptorship and has undertaken research and a number of projects in this area. She published an article in 2015 in Emergency Nurse; Price J (2015) ‘Are preceptorships effective’ Emergency Nurse Vol 23, No 2.

She has been a member of the RCN since her student days and had an active professional role in the nursing quality forum in the late 1990’s and then in 2015 was elected onto the Steering Committee for the ECA. 

The RCN, through the ECA has a key role to play in informing and supporting nurses through the continuing unprecedented changes in Emergency Care provision across the UK, in order that they can continue to provide the highest quality of care for the patients we serve. Jacky is passionate about empowering emergency nurses to gain the professional support and development that they need in order to be able to provide the very highest standard of care to all patients in this clinical area. 

Roisin Devlin

Emergency Nurse Practitioner in the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust

Roisin Devlin is an Emergency Nurse Practitioner in the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust in Northern Ireland. She has worked in 4 Emergency Departments in Northern Ireland for 18 years and is a member of the NI RCN board.

Roisin has been part of the Northern Ireland Emergency Care Network (formally known as the forum) for 10 years and has represented the RCN and Emergency Nursing at local political party conferences and at both National and International Conferences 

She was seconded to the Northern Ireland Practice and Education Council for Nursing and Midwifery (NIPEC) to develop a career pathway for Emergency Nurses. This piece of work was commissioned by the NI Chief Nursing Officer following the Emergency Care Association Summit in 2014.

Roisin is a co-founder of Emergency Nurses NI, a social media community which updates Emergency Nurses about issues pertaining to Emergency Care across the province.
She regularly attends RCN Congress, has debated on several issues related to Emergency Care and is an Advanced Trauma Nursing Course instructor.


Professional Lead: Anna Crossley

Amanda Rumley-Buss

Committee Member

Owen Hammett

Specialist Nurse - Critical Care, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Owen is a Specialist Nurse - Critical Care within South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. His nursing background includes emergency nursing, critical care technology and retrieval medicine. He also has a keen interest in inter-professional education and simulation. 

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.

Page last updated - 15/11/2018