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Ms Joanne Brind
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

Ms Anna Hughes
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

After qualifying in 2002, Anna spent 18 months working at Great Ormond Street Hospital, before leaving to gain some general experience and travel. Having then spent 3 years working at Bristol Children’s Hospital, and 3 years as a Community Nurse, she returned to Great Ormond Street Hospital in the role of Clinical Nurse Specialist within the Home Parenteral Nutrition team, and last year was promoted into the role of Advanced Nurse Practitioner for Gastroenterology.

Throughout her time within the gastroenterology department at GOSH, she has been invited to speak at both BPSGHAN and BAPEN national conferences, with regards to discharging patients home on PN and she has also taken an active role in research within this speciality, specifically looking at the quality of life for those patients living at home on PN. As part of a team, Anna regularly undertakes audits of their caseload, as they currently have the largest group of HPN children at any UK centre.

Ms Hazel Rollins CBE
Nurse Practitioner Gastroenterology
Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, Luton

Hazel currently works as CNS, Gastroenterology & Nutrition in paediatrics at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, focussing on children and young people requiring nutritional support. Over the last 13 years she has developed a service for children and families affected by gastrointestinal disease, acting as a point of contact, support, information and access to appropriate healthcare.

Hazel has been committed to improving the nutritional care of patients ever since she was appointed to the post of Nutrition Nurse Specialist 25 years ago. She has lectured widely on nutritional care at a local, national and international level and has contributed to nutritional policy at a national level. Hazel has worked closely with industry and the NPSA/NHS England in developing safer enteral feeding products and techniques. She was awarded the CBE for services to nursing in 2001.