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Meet the Team

Angela Griggs ENT Forum

Angela Griggs

Forum Chair 

Lecturer Practitioner ENT Nursing, Royal Free Hospital & City University London

Biography coming soon.

Judith Muir ENT Forum

Judith Muir

Matron Head, Neck and Ophthalmology, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

Judith has worked in ENT for the majority of her career, starting as a staff nurse on an ENT ward when children were still nursed alongside adults. She worked as an ENT/ maxillofacial ward sister in Scotland in the 1980s and completed her MSc at Napier University. Her dissertation focussed on her experiences being the partner of a patient with head and neck cancer.

In 2001 she moved to Gloucester to take up her current role, where she is responsible for nursing care across the patient pathway from outpatient clinics to discharge. The team Judith has led for the last 15 years has introduced a nurse led aural care service, allergy testing clinics, a same day pre-operative assessment service, casualty clinics for non-life-threatening conditions, a Macmillan specialist nurse post and a survivorship programme for cancer patients.

Judith spoke at the World Larynx Conference in Australia in 2015. A career highlight, it provided her with the opportunity to share knowledge and learn from other nurses around the world. Her passion is to grow the next generation of ENT nurses by encouraging students to consider a speciality which is as much about quality of life as saving lives.

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Kathryn Markham ENT Forum

Kathryn Markham

ENT Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Heartlands Hospital

Kathryn has worked at Heartlands Hospital for 25 years and within ENT for 22 years. She has a particular interest in providing care for patients with chronic ear disease, and holds independent clinics at both Solihull and Heartlands Hospital. Kathryn also supports the on-treatment radiotherapy clinic at University Hospital Birmingham.

Kathryn developed and runs a nurse-led thyroid cancer telephone clinic. This allows patients to speak with her over the phone, rather than coming in to attend appointments. She works with laryngectomy patients and provides a service which allows them to change their voice prosthesis as required. She also measures quality of life for patients who have undergone treatment for head and neck cancer and uses this information to inform future support plans.

Kathryn was appointed to the forum committee in 2016 and is keen to promote a collaborative approach to future work.

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Michelle Tait ENT Forum

Michelle Tait

ENT Nurse PractitionerNorth Cumbria University NHS Hospitals Trust

Biography coming soon.


Professional Lead: Kathryn Yates

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