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Colchester stoma care nurse specialists

Emma Brown

Clinical nurse specialist

I began my career on the colorectal and upper gastrointestinal surgical wards at Ipswich Hospital after completing a nursing diploma at the University of Essex in 1994. I moved to Colchester six years later and completed a degree in surgical nursing at Anglia Ruskin University 2003.

I took up my role as clinical nurse specialist in 2009 and underwent additional specialist training in stoma care in 2010. I play an active role in the Essex regional stoma group, and regularly attend meetings and study days to keep up-to-date with the latest practice.

I offer both pre- and post-operative support to any patient who is having stoma surgery, as well as providing advice to help people care for their stoma. I also run regular nurse-led clinics and attend the North East Essex patient support group.

I am a member of the Association of Stoma Care Nurses (ASCN) and the Royal College of Nursing.

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Jennifer Edwards

Clinical nurse specialist

I have worked as a clinical nurse specialist with the stoma care team since 2011, having previously spent a year as a stoma support nurse working within the community. I offer both pre- and post-operative support to any patient who is having stoma surgery, as well as providing advice to help people care for their stoma. I and my colleagues also run regular nurse-led clinics and patient support groups across north east Essex.

I completed my nursing diploma at Anglia Ruskin University in 2006 before taking up my first post on the colorectal ward at Colchester, where I developed my interest in stoma care. I have also completed a degree in healthcare practice.

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Karen Jones

Support nurse

I have been a stoma care support nurse at Colchester since 2014, having previously worked as a district nurse within the community. I developed my interest in stoma care while on my first placement at the hospital as a student nurse, and chose to return the following year to complete a placement with the stoma nurses and lower gastrointestinal team.

I completed a nursing diploma at Anglia Ruskin University in 2011 and have since completed additional training, which includes advanced stoma care and site marking . I offer both pre- and post-operative support to any patient who is having stoma surgery,  as well as providing advice to help people care for their stoma. I also run regular nurse-led clinics and attend the local patient support group. I have a particular interest in community stoma care.

I am a member of the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the Royal College of Nursing.

 

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Natalie Brown

Support nurse

I completed my nursing diploma at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital London and began my career on a colorectal surgical ward at St Georges Hospital London. I moved to Colchester in 2002 and continued to work in emergency and elective gastrointestinal surgery completing  a degree in Specialist Nursing Practice in 2004, before moving to a more specialist role for the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme. I also spent time as a Colorectal Nurse before joining the Stoma Team in 2018.

I offer both pre- and post-operative support to any patient who is having stoma surgery, as well as providing advice to help people care for their stoma. I also run regular nurse-led clinics and attend the North East Essex patient support group. I have a particular interest in teaching.

I am a member of the Association of Stoma Care Nurses (ASCN) and the Royal College of Nursing.

 

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