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This meeting is organised and fully funded by Ferring Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Mon 17th Sep 2018 - Tue 18th Sep 2018

Hilton Birmingham Metropole
The NEC Birmingham
Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham B40 1PP

13th National IBD Nurse Forum 2018

"Managing IBD 4 Life"

 

A meeting to discuss the decision points and dilemmas of managing IBD throughout the patient’s life.

We are delighted to invite you to the 13th National IBD Nurse Forum, an exciting educational event looking at the challenges and decisions Healthcare Professionals are faced with when treating an IBD patient throughout their life.

Ferring Pharmaceuticals, the sponsors, have given us free-reign to bring a talented group of speakers to you in order to address key topics and treatment decisions, as we follow the journey of a young IBD patient through transition into the adult service and the management complications in their advancing years.

The meeting is designed to share experiences as well as how to apply current evidence in a practical way to help you in your own clinical work.

We hope you enjoy it.

Click on the icons in the Agenda below to access speaker presentation materials.

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September 16, 2018

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Coffee and Registration
Session 1
Hosted by Lisa Younge – All talks inclusive of a 10 minute Q&A
5:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Welcome and introduction
Lisa Younge
5:15 pm - 6:10 pm
Pregnancy Planning – ‘Everything you need to know'
Dr Paarul Prinja
6:10 pm - 7:00 pm
Managing Paediatric IBD
Dr Rafeeq Muhammed
7:00 pm -
Dinner

September 17, 2018

8:00 am - 8:30 am
Registration
8:30 am - 8:35 am
Chair’s Introduction by Lisa Younge – All talks inclusive of a 10 minute Q&A
Session 2
Hosted by Kath Phillis – All talks inclusive of a 10 minute Q&A
8:35 am - 8:40 am
Case Study
Kath Phillis
8:40 am - 9:30 am
‘Living with IBD – My Transition Experience’
Rhiannon Jenkins & Lisa Younge
9:30 am - 10:15 am
Bridging the Gap – Managing Transition for IBD Patients
Vikki Garrick & Lisa Whitley
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Coffee
Session 3
Hosted by Lucy Medcalf – All talks inclusive of a 10 minute Q&A
10:45 am - 10:50 am
Case Study
Lucy Medcalf
10:50 am - 11:15 am
Patients as People – Looking Beyond the Diagnosis
Claire Shaw
11:15 am - 11:45 am
Managing Medicines Effectively - A Pharmacist’s Perspective
Anja St. Clair-Jones
11:45 am - 11:50 am
Case study
Glyn Scott
11:50 am - 12:15 pm
Vaccination and Pre-Treatment Screening in IBD
Dr Joel Mawdsley
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
Surgical Intervention - An Option; Not a Last Resort!
Mr Janindra Warusavitarne
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Lunch
Session 4
Hosted by Glyn Scott – All talks inclusive of a 10 minute Q&A
1:45 pm - 1:50 pm
Case Study
Lucy Medcalf
1:50 pm - 2:20 pm
'Cannabis, Curcumin and Colitis...'
Dr Gareth Parkes
2:20 pm - 2:50 pm
Helping GPs Help Patients
Dr Kevin Barrett
2:50 pm - 3:00 pm
Case Study
Lisa Younge
3:00 pm - 3:40 pm
Managing the 'Mature' IBD Patient
Jackie Kearns
3:40 pm - 4:00 pm
News Round – Future Gazing
Glyn Scott
4:00 pm - 4:10 pm
Wrap up and Final Thoughts
Lisa Younge

Speakers

Dr Kevin Barrett

General Practitioner, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, Clinical Lead for Gastroenterology, Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group (HVCCG)

Vikki Garrick

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Glasgow Royal Hospital for Children

Rhiannon Jenkins

UC patient

Jackie Kearns

IBD Nurse Specialist, Antrim Area Hospital,

Isobel Mason

Crohn’s and Colitis UK

Dr Joel Mawdsley

Consultant Gastroenterologist, Guy’s & St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Lucy Medcalf

IBD Nurse Specialist, King’s College Hospital London

Dr Rafeeq Muhammed

Paediatric Gastroenterologist, Birmingham

Dr Gareth Parkes

Consultant Gastroenterologist, Royal London Hospital

Kath Phillis

Lead IBD Clinical Nurse Specialist, Chesterfield Royal

Dr Paarul Prinja

Consultant Obstetric Physician, New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton

Glyn Scott

IBD Nurse Specialist, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital, Margate

Claire Shaw

Lead Nurse for Nursing Development and Research Psychotherapist, Head of Nursing for Adult and Forensic Services, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

Anja St. Clair-Jones

Consultant Pharmacist Gastroenterology, Royal Sussex County Hospital

Mr Janindra Warusavitarne

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, St Marks Hospital, Harrow

Lisa Whitley

IBD Nurse Specialist, University College London Hospital • Lisa Younge – IBD Nurse Specialist, Royal London Hospital

Lisa Younge

IBD Nurse Specialist, Royal London Hospital

Meet the FacultyClick faculty images for biographies

Lisa Younge

Lisa is the Lead Inflammatory Bowel Disease Nurse Specialist at Barts and the London NHS Trust, UK. In this role, she was responsible for setting up and now manages the inflammatory bowel disease nursing service in collaboration with consultant gastroenterologists. She has over 15 years’ experience working as an inflammatory bowel disease nurse specialist and has been responsible for the creation of and subsequent development of IBD nursing services specialists at various hospitals prior to her current post.

Lisa completed her nurse training at the North London College of Health Studies, London, UK, and has subsequently completed an MSc in Advanced Nursing Practice, for which she undertook an audit of satisfaction levels with service delivery at her own trust amongst older patients with IBD.

Lisa has published extensively in the field of gastroenterology, on topics including IBD treatment and the contribution of specialist nurses to the management of patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

She has been involved with the education of both pre and post registration nurses regarding management of IBD, and also served as a committee member on relevant organizations related to the specialty, including the Royal College of Nursing IBD Special Interest group, British Society of Gastroenterology IBD Section and NECCO.

Kath Phillis

Kath qualified in 2001 (Nottingham University) and worked as a senior staff nurse on a gastroenterology medical ward for 7 years. During this time, she cared for patients with various gastroenterological/liver conditions including exacerbations of IBD. In 2008 Kath was successfully appointed as the IBD nurse practitioner at Chesterfield Royal Hospital. She was tasked with setting up a nurse led IBD service. Since then she has developed a service which she is very proud of. Kath is the lead IBD Clinical Nurse Specialist and the IBD clinical lead. She has an excellent working relationship with all her colleagues and was successful in securing an IBD nurse practitioner role in 2014. She is also involved in caring for some patients with other GI conditions such as coeliac disease and some liver conditions.

In 2013 Kath successfully completed the non-medical prescriber’s module. Kath is the Chair for the East Midlands RCN IBD nurses network and organises 3 meetings a year which are educational and provide support to the new IBD nurses in the area. She has been privileged to be involved in previous IBD nurse meetings and symposiums. Kath is passionate about IBD nurse education and support and she is currently involved in an IBD nurse education programme which she is very excited about. Kath says she may lack in academic credentials however she makes up for this with her passion, dedication and commitment to delivering high quality IBD care.

Lucy Medcalf

Lucy has been an IBD Nurse Specialist since 2004 working in London and she is currently the Lead IBD Nurse at King’s College Hospital.

Lucy is also the Chair of the London & South East Regional RCN IBD Network Group. She also runs the Patient Education Programme with Crohns & Colitis UK in London.

Glyn Scott

Glyn is Consultant Nurse for Gastroenterology & Endoscopy at East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust. Within this role he is responsible for leading the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) from a Nursing perspective. He is working on developing the Trusts Nurse Led IBD service. He is also completing Nurse Endoscopist Training, specialising in sigmoidoscopies. Prior to this role he had a varied career in nursing working within IBD, nutrition, critical care and management roles.

Glyn is passionate about improving the patient experience and using evaluation strategies to continually monitor and improve the care delivered to the patient. He has always had a keen interest in using the workplace to develop staff to support the delivery of the highest levels of care. He has a wide portfolio of conference presentations both nationally and internationally and is constantly inspired by the good practice shared by all the presenters.

Lisa is the Lead Inflammatory Bowel Disease Nurse Specialist at Barts and the London NHS Trust, UK. In this role, she was responsible for setting up and now manages the inflammatory bowel disease nursing service in collaboration with consultant gastroenterologists. She has over 15 years’ experience working as an inflammatory bowel disease nurse specialist and has been responsible for the creation of and subsequent development of IBD nursing services specialists at various hospitals prior to her current post.

Lisa completed her nurse training at the North London College of Health Studies, London, UK, and has subsequently completed an MSc in Advanced Nursing Practice, for which she undertook an audit of satisfaction levels with service delivery at her own trust amongst older patients with IBD.

Lisa has published extensively in the field of gastroenterology, on topics including IBD treatment and the contribution of specialist nurses to the management of patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

She has been involved with the education of both pre and post registration nurses regarding management of IBD, and also served as a committee member on relevant organizations related to the specialty, including the Royal College of Nursing IBD Special Interest group, British Society of Gastroenterology IBD Section and NECCO.

Kath qualified in 2001 (Nottingham University) and worked as a senior staff nurse on a gastroenterology medical ward for 7 years. During this time, she cared for patients with various gastroenterological/liver conditions including exacerbations of IBD. In 2008 Kath was successfully appointed as the IBD nurse practitioner at Chesterfield Royal Hospital. She was tasked with setting up a nurse led IBD service. Since then she has developed a service which she is very proud of. Kath is the lead IBD Clinical Nurse Specialist and the IBD clinical lead. She has an excellent working relationship with all her colleagues and was successful in securing an IBD nurse practitioner role in 2014. She is also involved in caring for some patients with other GI conditions such as coeliac disease and some liver conditions.

In 2013 Kath successfully completed the non-medical prescriber’s module. Kath is the Chair for the East Midlands RCN IBD nurses network and organises 3 meetings a year which are educational and provide support to the new IBD nurses in the area. She has been privileged to be involved in previous IBD nurse meetings and symposiums. Kath is passionate about IBD nurse education and support and she is currently involved in an IBD nurse education programme which she is very excited about. Kath says she may lack in academic credentials however she makes up for this with her passion, dedication and commitment to delivering high quality IBD care.

Lucy has been an IBD Nurse Specialist since 2004 working in London and she is currently the Lead IBD Nurse at King’s College Hospital.

Lucy is also the Chair of the London & South East Regional RCN IBD Network Group. She also runs the Patient Education Programme with Crohns & Colitis UK in London.

Glyn is Consultant Nurse for Gastroenterology & Endoscopy at East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust. Within this role he is responsible for leading the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) from a Nursing perspective. He is working on developing the Trusts Nurse Led IBD service. He is also completing Nurse Endoscopist Training, specialising in sigmoidoscopies. Prior to this role he had a varied career in nursing working within IBD, nutrition, critical care and management roles.

Glyn is passionate about improving the patient experience and using evaluation strategies to continually monitor and improve the care delivered to the patient. He has always had a keen interest in using the workplace to develop staff to support the delivery of the highest levels of care. He has a wide portfolio of conference presentations both nationally and internationally and is constantly inspired by the good practice shared by all the presenters.

Meet the SpeakersClick the speaker for their biography

Dr Kevin Barrett

Kevin is a General Practitioner in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire and Clinical Lead for Gastroenterology at Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group (HVCCG). The first medical job Kevin had was in gastroenterology and he has maintained an interest in this clinical area since becoming a GP in 2002. Kevin is particularly keen to find ways to improve communication between primary and secondary care.

He is the Royal College of General Practitioners and Crohn’s and Colitis UK Clinical Champion for the 2017-2019 Inflammatory Bowel Disease Spotlight Project. In November 2017, Kevin became chair of the Primary Care Society of Gastroenterology.

Kevin was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in 2005.

Vikki Garrick

Vikki has been an IBD nurse specialist since 2006 where she set up and managed the specialist nursing service in the Royal hospital for Children in Glasgow. She has since designed and implemented several care pathways and has published her experience of teaching self administration of Methotrexate at home using one of these pathways. She is a keen proponent of MDT working and has worked closely with dietetic colleagues to design and implement an Exclusive Enteral Nutrition Care pathway; this co-ordinated approach has been shown to be of great benefit to the paediatric patient group. More recently she has completed her thesis on the ‘Practical Management of Perianal Crohn’s disease’ and has also published a review on this subject.

Vikki is an advocate for the importance of effective MDT working in the delivery of high quality patient care and is keen to raise the profile of IBD Nurses particularly. She has recently completed a scoping exercise on IBD Nurse services across Scotland in conjunction with the Scottish Government and has submitted the report as part of the DO IT Collaboration. Key findings from this report focus on service improvement, MDT working and utilising the specialist nurse skillset to its full advantage.

Vikki is also the current Co-chair of the Scottish IBD Nurse Network which has work streams focussing on the implementation of the National IBD Blueprint. She is also heavily involved in the Cross Party Working Group at the Scottish Government which functions to lobby politicians to raise the awareness of IBD within Scottish Parliament from a patient and Healthcare Professional perspective. She is driven towards providing more effective services for people who live with IBD and their families.

Rhiannon Jenkins

Rhiannon is a 23 year old Drama Graduate from Harlow, Essex. She was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 2011, shortly before her 17th birthday. She has already tried many different drugs on her journey with UC, with a few hospital admissions along the way. She is a keen advocate for the disease, having worked on projects with Crohn’s and Colitis UK, has also created original performances based on the disease, as well as frequently using social media to normalise IBD as a part of her everyday life. Rhiannon has experienced the differences in treatment at an adult clinic when first diagnosed as opposed to an adolescent clinic when she was referred to UCLH. Now that she has finished university she is looking to transition to adult care once again.

Jackie Kearns

Jackie is an IBD Nurse Specialist in Antrim Area Hospital, Northern Ireland. Jackie has worked here for the past 6 years, where the job has been very challenging as she is the only IBD Nurse on site.

Jackie has been nursing for 30 years in various locations however the majority of her time has been spent in Gastroenterology and prior to her IBD role, she was the Gastro Nurse Practitioner for 7 years.

Jackie has completed her Specialist Practice (Nurse Practitioner Pathway) and her IBD Module in KCL and she has also completed her Non-Medical Prescribing and a Counselling Course.

Jackie was a finalist in the recent RCN Northern Ireland Nurse of the Year Awards.

Kevin is a General Practitioner in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire and Clinical Lead for Gastroenterology at Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group (HVCCG). The first medical job Kevin had was in gastroenterology and he has maintained an interest in this clinical area since becoming a GP in 2002. Kevin is particularly keen to find ways to improve communication between primary and secondary care.

He is the Royal College of General Practitioners and Crohn’s and Colitis UK Clinical Champion for the 2017-2019 Inflammatory Bowel Disease Spotlight Project. In November 2017, Kevin became chair of the Primary Care Society of Gastroenterology.

Kevin was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in 2005.

Vikki has been an IBD nurse specialist since 2006 where she set up and managed the specialist nursing service in the Royal hospital for Children in Glasgow. She has since designed and implemented several care pathways and has published her experience of teaching self administration of Methotrexate at home using one of these pathways. She is a keen proponent of MDT working and has worked closely with dietetic colleagues to design and implement an Exclusive Enteral Nutrition Care pathway; this co-ordinated approach has been shown to be of great benefit to the paediatric patient group. More recently she has completed her thesis on the ‘Practical Management of Perianal Crohn’s disease’ and has also published a review on this subject.

Vikki is an advocate for the importance of effective MDT working in the delivery of high quality patient care and is keen to raise the profile of IBD Nurses particularly. She has recently completed a scoping exercise on IBD Nurse services across Scotland in conjunction with the Scottish Government and has submitted the report as part of the DO IT Collaboration. Key findings from this report focus on service improvement, MDT working and utilising the specialist nurse skillset to its full advantage.

Vikki is also the current Co-chair of the Scottish IBD Nurse Network which has work streams focussing on the implementation of the National IBD Blueprint. She is also heavily involved in the Cross Party Working Group at the Scottish Government which functions to lobby politicians to raise the awareness of IBD within Scottish Parliament from a patient and Healthcare Professional perspective. She is driven towards providing more effective services for people who live with IBD and their families.

Rhiannon is a 23 year old Drama Graduate from Harlow, Essex. She was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 2011, shortly before her 17th birthday. She has already tried many different drugs on her journey with UC, with a few hospital admissions along the way. She is a keen advocate for the disease, having worked on projects with Crohn’s and Colitis UK, has also created original performances based on the disease, as well as frequently using social media to normalise IBD as a part of her everyday life. Rhiannon has experienced the differences in treatment at an adult clinic when first diagnosed as opposed to an adolescent clinic when she was referred to UCLH. Now that she has finished university she is looking to transition to adult care once again.

Jackie is an IBD Nurse Specialist in Antrim Area Hospital, Northern Ireland. Jackie has worked here for the past 6 years, where the job has been very challenging as she is the only IBD Nurse on site.

Jackie has been nursing for 30 years in various locations however the majority of her time has been spent in Gastroenterology and prior to her IBD role, she was the Gastro Nurse Practitioner for 7 years.

Jackie has completed her Specialist Practice (Nurse Practitioner Pathway) and her IBD Module in KCL and she has also completed her Non-Medical Prescribing and a Counselling Course.

Jackie was a finalist in the recent RCN Northern Ireland Nurse of the Year Awards.

Dr Joel Mawdsley

Dr Mawdsley undertook his pre-clinical studies at Queens’ College Cambridge before moving to Barts and London Medical School for his clinical studies. He was a registrar in North West Thames region, during this time completed an MD examining the psychoneuroimmunological mechanisms by which stress might play a role in UC. He is a Consultant Gastroenterologist with special interest in IBD at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital and a member of the organising committee for the London IBD forum and president elect for the gastroenterology section of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Dr Rafeeq Muhammed

Dr Rafeeq Muhammed is Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist and Clinical Lead for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) services in Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

He has been previously been Chair of the education committee of British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (BSPGHAN), and is currently Chair of the IBD working group of BSPGHAN.

Dr Muhammed’s research interests include epidemiology and immunology in IBD. Dr Muhammed is Principal Investigator of numerous IBD clinical trials. He has published peer-reviewed articles in journals such as Journal of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition and presented scientific papers in the field of intestinal failure and IBD. He also serves as Medical Adviser and a member of the research and editorial board for Crohn’s Colitis UK.

Dr Gareth Parkes

Gareth trained at Cambridge, Bart’s & the London and studied for a PhD at King’s College London, examining the role of the gut bacteria in the development of irritable bowel syndrome. He now works as a Consultant Gastroenterologist at the Royal London Hospital where he is a core member of the IBD team. His interests include Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative Colitis, probiotics and low FODMAP diets in IBS as well as indigestion and heartburn. Gareth sits on the British Society of Gastroenterology IBD committee, has a number of publications in the field of IBS and IBD and reviews papers for Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (APT), Neurogastromotility and the Annals of Gastroenterology. He is actively involved as a chief investigator in commercial clinical trials and has developed the UK’s first mobile phone App for patients with IBD – ‘My IBD Care’.

Dr Paarul Prinja

Dr Prinja trained in Acute and General Medicine within the West Midlands, during her training she developed an interest in managing medical problems in pregnancy. She undertook a fellowship in Obstetric Medicine at Guys and St Thomas’s Hospital in London – under Professor Nelson-Piercy and Dr Anita Banerjee. She has worked as a Consultant Obstetric Physician at Queen Charlottes and Chelsea Hospital and currently works as an Acute and Obstetric Physician in New Cross Wolverhampton. Her interest include high fidelity simulation, education and acute echocardiography and ultrasound.

Dr Mawdsley undertook his pre-clinical studies at Queens’ College Cambridge before moving to Barts and London Medical School for his clinical studies. He was a registrar in North West Thames region, during this time completed an MD examining the psychoneuroimmunological mechanisms by which stress might play a role in UC. He is a Consultant Gastroenterologist with special interest in IBD at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital and a member of the organising committee for the London IBD forum and president elect for the gastroenterology section of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Dr Rafeeq Muhammed is Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist and Clinical Lead for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) services in Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

He has been previously been Chair of the education committee of British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (BSPGHAN), and is currently Chair of the IBD working group of BSPGHAN.

Dr Muhammed’s research interests include epidemiology and immunology in IBD. Dr Muhammed is Principal Investigator of numerous IBD clinical trials. He has published peer-reviewed articles in journals such as Journal of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition and presented scientific papers in the field of intestinal failure and IBD. He also serves as Medical Adviser and a member of the research and editorial board for Crohn’s Colitis UK.

Gareth trained at Cambridge, Bart’s & the London and studied for a PhD at King’s College London, examining the role of the gut bacteria in the development of irritable bowel syndrome. He now works as a Consultant Gastroenterologist at the Royal London Hospital where he is a core member of the IBD team. His interests include Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative Colitis, probiotics and low FODMAP diets in IBS as well as indigestion and heartburn. Gareth sits on the British Society of Gastroenterology IBD committee, has a number of publications in the field of IBS and IBD and reviews papers for Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (APT), Neurogastromotility and the Annals of Gastroenterology. He is actively involved as a chief investigator in commercial clinical trials and has developed the UK’s first mobile phone App for patients with IBD – ‘My IBD Care’.

Dr Prinja trained in Acute and General Medicine within the West Midlands, during her training she developed an interest in managing medical problems in pregnancy. She undertook a fellowship in Obstetric Medicine at Guys and St Thomas’s Hospital in London – under Professor Nelson-Piercy and Dr Anita Banerjee. She has worked as a Consultant Obstetric Physician at Queen Charlottes and Chelsea Hospital and currently works as an Acute and Obstetric Physician in New Cross Wolverhampton. Her interest include high fidelity simulation, education and acute echocardiography and ultrasound.

Claire Shaw

Claire is a Mental Health Nurse with approx. twenty years’ experience of both clinical work and providing teaching and training to nurses. She trained at the Nightingale Institute (Kings College London) and pursued an interest in working psychodynamically with patients. She has extensive experience of working with patients who self-harm and developed an interest in the relationship between the patient’s history, mind and body. As well as teaching, she is currently working as a psychotherapist and is the Lead Nurse for Nursing Development and Research and Head of Nursing for the Adult and Forensic Services at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.

Anja St. Clair Jones

Anja St. Clair Jones qualified as a pharmacist in Switzerland in 1987 and has since practiced as a clinical pharmacist in the United Kingdom. In 2011 Anja completed an MSc in Advance Pharmacy Practice at University College London whilst leading the surgical team at the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.

In 2012 as an independent prescriber she established drug monitoring clinics for immunosuppressants used in gastroenterology and supervises the biologics infusion clinic, optimising and managing these therapies for the local IBD population. She leads the pharmaceutical service to the multidisciplinary Sussex Operational Delivery Network (ODN) providing regional services for viral hepatitis and hepatology inpatient and outpatient care.

In 2016 she gained the title of Consultant Pharmacist Gastroenterology with the remit to promote pharmacy services in Gastroenterology.

Anja is currently chairing the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Interest Group of the United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacy Association (UKCPA), fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, committee member of British Viral Hepatitis Pharmacy Group (BVHG) and a member of the national IBD Standards Steering group actively promoting specialised pharmacy practice. National and international publications showcase pharmaceutical care in the gastroenterology field and encourage and inspire young pharmacists to strive for excellence in pharmacy practice.

Mr Janindra Warusavitarne

Janindra is a colorectal surgeon whose clinical practice encompasses all aspects of colorectal surgery with a special interest in intestinal failure, inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer. He also has extensive experience in complex laparoscopic (keyhole) colorectal surgery.

Janindra relocated from Australia when he was offered an appointment at St Mark’s Hospital, Harrow (a national and international referral centre of excellence for intestinal and colorectal disorders). After completing his surgical training, Janindra undertook full-time research (focusing on the genetics of colorectal cancer) and was awarded a PhD from the University of Sydney, Australia.

Janindra is an academic surgeon – combining hands on clinical practice with ongoing research into colorectal diseases. He is a Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College, London while also maintaining his appointments at the University of New South Wales, Australia and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia.

Lisa Whitley

Lisa Whitley is an IBD clinical nurse specialist based at UCLH since 2011 having previously worked in bowel cancer screening, Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB), colorectal surgery and GI medicine.

Lisa currently helps run a busy IBD service which includes both adults and adolescent care. She has a special interest in adolescent care and is the CNS for the IBD transition clinic at UCLH. Up until recently she was a member of the adolescent section of BSG and was a contributor to the BSG transition guidelines (2017).

Lisa has worked alongside Crohn’s and Colitis UK to develop their new transition patient information.

Lisa has completed her MSc in advanced nursing practice which will hopefully be finished in the next year.

Claire is a Mental Health Nurse with approx. twenty years’ experience of both clinical work and providing teaching and training to nurses. She trained at the Nightingale Institute (Kings College London) and pursued an interest in working psychodynamically with patients. She has extensive experience of working with patients who self-harm and developed an interest in the relationship between the patient’s history, mind and body. As well as teaching, she is currently working as a psychotherapist and is the Lead Nurse for Nursing Development and Research and Head of Nursing for the Adult and Forensic Services at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.

Anja St. Clair Jones qualified as a pharmacist in Switzerland in 1987 and has since practiced as a clinical pharmacist in the United Kingdom. In 2011 Anja completed an MSc in Advance Pharmacy Practice at University College London whilst leading the surgical team at the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.

In 2012 as an independent prescriber she established drug monitoring clinics for immunosuppressants used in gastroenterology and supervises the biologics infusion clinic, optimising and managing these therapies for the local IBD population. She leads the pharmaceutical service to the multidisciplinary Sussex Operational Delivery Network (ODN) providing regional services for viral hepatitis and hepatology inpatient and outpatient care.

In 2016 she gained the title of Consultant Pharmacist Gastroenterology with the remit to promote pharmacy services in Gastroenterology.

Anja is currently chairing the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Interest Group of the United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacy Association (UKCPA), fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, committee member of British Viral Hepatitis Pharmacy Group (BVHG) and a member of the national IBD Standards Steering group actively promoting specialised pharmacy practice. National and international publications showcase pharmaceutical care in the gastroenterology field and encourage and inspire young pharmacists to strive for excellence in pharmacy practice.

Janindra is a colorectal surgeon whose clinical practice encompasses all aspects of colorectal surgery with a special interest in intestinal failure, inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer. He also has extensive experience in complex laparoscopic (keyhole) colorectal surgery.

Janindra relocated from Australia when he was offered an appointment at St Mark’s Hospital, Harrow (a national and international referral centre of excellence for intestinal and colorectal disorders). After completing his surgical training, Janindra undertook full-time research (focusing on the genetics of colorectal cancer) and was awarded a PhD from the University of Sydney, Australia.

Janindra is an academic surgeon – combining hands on clinical practice with ongoing research into colorectal diseases. He is a Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College, London while also maintaining his appointments at the University of New South Wales, Australia and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia.

Lisa Whitley is an IBD clinical nurse specialist based at UCLH since 2011 having previously worked in bowel cancer screening, Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB), colorectal surgery and GI medicine.

Lisa currently helps run a busy IBD service which includes both adults and adolescent care. She has a special interest in adolescent care and is the CNS for the IBD transition clinic at UCLH. Up until recently she was a member of the adolescent section of BSG and was a contributor to the BSG transition guidelines (2017).

Lisa has worked alongside Crohn’s and Colitis UK to develop their new transition patient information.

Lisa has completed her MSc in advanced nursing practice which will hopefully be finished in the next year.

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Job Code: UK-GAS-2000011 - Date of preparation: July 2022

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