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

Jo qualified RGN in 1994, Glasgow. She spent 10 years working in Intensive Care Units specialising in general ICU, hyperbaric, cardiac, and latterly paediatrics. She was always academically focused and obtained qualifications in each area, namely National Hyperbaric Certificate, ENB 100, Tissue Viability, Diploma in Tropical & Remote Nursing (London School of Tropical Diseases) and RN-Child (London Southbank University).

After qualifying as RN-Child (2004), Jo worked as an Endoscopy Pre-admissions Specialist Nurse, then Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) for Nutrition, primarily managing children with severe gut failure requiring Home Intravenous Nutrition. She completed her MSc in Nursing 2009 (London City University), and also obtained an Independent Prescriber diploma (London Southbank). Jo is dedicated to providing a high standard of patient care and as a result won the British Journal of Nursing award in 2008 for recognition of her clinical role, as well as being awarded the Florence Nightingale Foundation travel scholarship the following year.   She has also published articles in the Nursing Standard and Journal of Paediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition.

In 2012, Jo was employed as the UKs first Chronic Intestinal Psuedo Obstruction (CIPO) CNS. She has been part of the core team setting up National CIPO Diagnostic Service at GOSH, and won the Health Service Journal Efficiency award for this initiative in 2013. Throughout the 3 years in the post, she has been conducting independent research, which has been presented at specialist conferences nationally and internationally.

Ms Anna Hughes
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
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
Clinical Nurse Specialist
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.