ANN UK

ANN UK aims to provide professional and clinical support, education, training and develop clinical standards of care for all levels of registered and non-registered nurses working in kidney care.

THE VISION

ANN UK is a non-profit making membership organisation that aims to provide support for registered and non-registered nurses through education, research, evidence-based practice and by setting national standards for nurses working in kidney care.   This vision will be realised through:

  • A forum to develop and share best clinical practice, research and foster quality improvement to inform and enhance care of patients with kidney disease
  • Promoting and developing strong nursing leadership within kidney care and increase the nursing voice influencing national policy and workforce development
  • Creating and leading innovative nurse training and professional development, generating and/or endorsing a national curriculum for nurses working in kidney care
  • Developing, updating and promoting standards for best nursing practice in kidney care

 

MEMBERSHIP

Become a member of this new and growing association for just £15/year.
Members will receive access to e-learning modules; plus 25% discount on Journal of Kidney Care subscription.

Access to E-learning

25% off JKC

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Full Membership - £15/year

Subscription period: 1 year Automatic renewal (recurring payments)

Any registered nurse working in the UK caring for people with all stages of
kidney disease is eligible to join and have the right to vote, hold office, serve as a
chairperson of standing committees or serving committees. This membership will complement any existing professional association membership and not seek to replace it.

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Associate Membership - £10/year

Subscription period: 1 year Automatic renewal (recurring payments)

All technicians, non-registered nurses, dietitians, counsellors, social workers, physicians and other healthcare professionals interested in kidney care are eligible for associate membership. Associates shall have the same privileges of members in the association apart from the right to vote, holding office, serving as a chairperson of standing committees or serving committees limited to full members. This membership will complement any existing professional association membership and not seek to replace it.

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Student/Non-registered Nurse Membership - £10/year

Subscription period: 1 year Automatic renewal (recurring payments)

Any generic registered nursing student who is interested in nephrology, transplantation and related therapies is eligible for membership. Student members shall have the same privileges of members in the association apart from the right to vote, holding office, serving as a chairperson of standing committees or serving committees limited to full members.

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International Membership - £20/year

Subscription period: 1 year Automatic renewal (recurring payments)

Any registered nurse living outside of the United Kingdom interested in nephrology, transplantation and related therapies is eligible for membership. International members shall have the same privileges of members in the association apart from the right to vote, holding office, serving as a chairperson of standing committees or serving committees limited to full members. This membership will complement any existing professional association membership and not seek to replace it.

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In the foundation year of ANN UK an interim board of Executives will be appointed to the key roles Then within the first 12 month a membership vote will determine the permanent officers of the ANN UK Executive Board.

EXECUTIVE BOARD - interim

Karen Jenkins

Consultant Nurse Renal Medicine, Kent Kidney Care Centre, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

 

Karen has many years’ experience in renal nursing: nephrology, haemodialysis, anaemia management, pre dialysis and research.  She became a Consultant Nurse in 2003 working mainly in Renal Palliative care. She is passionate about education & training, clinical leadership, and raising the profile of renal nurses.

She is known nationally and internationally for her work as: BRS Vice President for Clinical Practice, Consultant Editor Journal of Kidney Care, CKD Consultant EDTNA/ERCA. She is co-founder of the Anaemia Nurse Specialist Association (ANSA) and the Association of Nephrology Nurses (ANN UK).

Professor Paula Ormandy

Professor Long-Term Conditions Research, University of Salford

 

From a background of Nephrology Nursing, Paula, progressed her career in research, predominantly focusing on kidney care, information need and provision, self-management and patient experience; recently focusing on digital and social media. She holds a Chair in Long Term Conditions Research at the University of Salford. As British Renal Society Vice President for Research, chairs the Research Committee and has chaired the UK Kidney Research Consortium made up of 12 national research clinical study groups. She is the co-lead for a new national Kidney Patient Involvement Network seeking to improve the quality of patient involvement across the kidney community. She is a co-founder of the Association of Nephrology Nurses UK and the Greater Manchester Kidney Information Network (GMKIN).

Helen Hurst

Consultant Nurse for Older People/Frailty

 

Helen is a Consultant Nurse for Older People/Frailty with over 25yrs years experience in the NHS. From 2000 she worked as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in renal at Manchester University Foundation Trust.  She is part of a strategic alliance with Manchester Metropolitan University to develop masters level courses for frailty/older and been instrumental in re-establishing a renal course 3yrs ago. She completed her PhD (2011) ‘Patient experience of Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis’. She is Vice President, BRS Education committee, Programme co-chair UKKW 2018, member of International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD), and a clinical expert for NICE. She has presented nationally and internationally. Helen is interested in research capacity building and engaging nurses and AHP’s in research.

Vicky Ashworth

Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Haemodialysis, Royal Liverpool

 

Vicky is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Haemodialysis at the Royal Liverpool Renal unit. She has 20yrs experience in renal nursing, achieving: ENB 136 (renal course), BA, Specialist practitioner in Renal Nursing, and an MSc in Advanced Nursing Practice.

She is a strong believer in the development of nurses to provide first class patient care and that nurses flourish when they have both clinical and education skills combined. She is passionate about renal nursing and renal nurses and look forward to providing a national support for them through ANN UK.

Nicola Anderson

Senior Renal Research Nurse at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

 

Nicola is a Senior Renal Research Nurse at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. She has worked within the field of clinical research since 2003, in both clinical and teaching roles. She has broad experience of study management including coordination of multi-centre CTIMP and device studies.  She completed an MSc in Healthcare Law and Ethics in 2008 (University of Birmingham) and is currently undertaking postgraduate study at the Centre for Patient Reported Outcomes Research (CPROR), University of Birmingham, exploring the use and implementation of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in the management of patients with end stage renal disease requiring treatment with haemodialysis

Marissa Dainton

Senior lecturer in adult nursing, Canterbury Christ Church University

 

Marissa is a senior lecturer in adult nursing at Canterbury Christ Church University where she works on both pre and post registration nursing education. She has 20yrs experience in renal nursing both on a renal ward and in haemodialysis, latterly managing the satellite dialysis unit in Dover for 8yrs prior to making the change in her career to lecturer.

She has published on self/shared care in dialysis and on other renal issues and has served as UK Brand Ambassador and an executive committee member for the EDTNA/ERCA. Marissa is also a member of  the BRS Education Committee.

Claire Main

Lead Nurse for Nephrology and Transplant, Cardiff and Vale Health Board

 

Claire is currently Lead Nurse for Nephrology and Transplant within Cardiff and Vale Health Board, and has worked within Renal Nursing for 20 years.  Her role focuses on developing an expert team of renal nurses to deliver a patient centred service.

Prior to this, one of her most rewarding posts was managing the Home Dialysis team within Cardiff, which led to the exciting national role of Clinical Education Manager. This increased her interest in service development and gave insight into other units to discover innovative ideas, and collaborate on projects to drive excellence in renal nursing.

Breeda McManus

Consultant Nurse at Barts Health/Lead nurse Trust medicine Board

 

Breeda has over 20 years’ experience in various London teaching hospitals caring for people with kidney disease, as well as being involved in significant levels of staff management.  She has extensive clinical and leadership experience in kidney care. She achieved her BSc (Nursing) from Kingston University and MSc Kings College London. Alongside her main clinical roles Breeda has held positions on a number of National Policy Groups including the Department of Health Renal Advisory Group. She currently holds the position of Consultant Nurse at Barts Health/Lead nurse Trust medicine Board. She is an honorary senior lecturer at London Southbank University.

Helen Watts

Lead nurse for the CKD nurse specialist team, West London renal & Transplant Services, Imperial College, Healthcare NHS Trust, London

 

Helen is Lead nurse for the CKD nurse specialist team, West London renal & Transplant Services, Imperial College, Healthcare NHS Trust, London. During her career she has worked in haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, community care; nurse led low clearance and general nephrology. She is passionate about developing CKD services and sharing her knowledge and experience.  Her current focus is on education for patients with early stage CKD. She has also been providing nurse input to a shared care pathway which aims to support primary care to provide quality CKD management for patients with stable renal disease.

Eleri Wood

Nurse Consultant at King’s College Hospital, London

 

Eleri has specialised in kidney nursing since qualifying in 2000, and is currently a Nurse Consultant at King’s College Hospital, London.  Her focus is supporting people with kidney disease to take control of their health and maximise their quality of life.  She is also heavily involved with teaching clinicians.  She leads the patient-to-patient peer support service at Kings, is chief investigator of a study exploring the value of peer support for people who start dialysis suddenly, and regularly facilitates other kidney units across the country to set up and maintain their own peer support services.

Sue Woodcock

Head of Nursing for Renal Services (UK) Ltd

 

Sue began her career on a renal transplant ward at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in 1988. Since then, she has worked in a number of UK renal units in various roles: Haemodialysis Sister, Practice Educator, Matron, Lead for Renal Education and Head of Nursing. In the 1990s, Sue also worked as a Charge Nurse for a dialysis charity in Singapore. In 2014, she took on a senior lecturer role teaching. She is now Head of Nursing for Renal Services (UK) Ltd where her focus is clinical governance, workforce strategy and practice development.

Linsey Worsey

Renal nurse, Royal Derby Hospital

 

Linsey Worsey has over 16yrs experience as a renal nurse working within the renal unit at the Royal Derby Hospital. She has held post in: Haemodialysis, Pre-dialysis, Anaemia and Practice Development and has been the Lead Peritoneal Dialysis Nurse Specialist, for the past 7 years.  She is the UK Brand Ambassador for the EDTNA/ERCA and is responsible for arranging the annual seminar UK EDTNA/ERCA. This link will enable her to raise the profile of UK nurses and facilitate projects between ANN UK and the European renal nursing community.

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