Jennie Burch, Chairperson, Head of Gastrointestinal Nurse Education , St Mark’s Hospital

Jennie has worked in St Mark’s hospital for over 20 year and in colorectal nursing for longer than that. Jennie has experience in stoma care, research, enhanced recovery after colorectal surgery and is now working in post graduate nurse education. She has recently set up a BSc in gastrointestinal care and hopes to also run this at masters level. Jennie enjoys writing and has been involved in multiple journal publications, book chapters and book editing. Jennie has a degree and masters in gastrointestinal nursing and is currently undertaking a PhD, looking into anterior resection syndrome.

Dr. Julia Williams, Chairperson, Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing, Bucks New University

Lynda Greenslade, Chairperson, CNS in Hepatology, Royal Free Hospital

Lisa Younge, Chairperson, Project Manager – IBD Nursing, Crohn’s & Colitis UK

Lisa completed her nurse training at the North London College of Health Studies, London, UK. She has over 20 years experience working as an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) nurse specialist and has been responsible for the creation and development of IBD nursing services at The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust, St Mark’s Hospital/LNWH NHS Trust and most recently The Royal London Hospital, Barts Health. Lisa has published on topics including IBD treatment and the contribution of specialist nurses to the management of patients with inflammatory bowel disease, and has contributed in a number of collaborative publications looking at the provision of IBD care both nationally and internationally, including N-ECCO consensus statements for IBD nurses, the 2019 BSG guidelines and ECCO standards of care. She currently represents the RCN on the IBDUK board, who have recently updated the UK IBD Standards of Care. She is actively involved with education of both pre and post registration nurses regarding management of IBD, and delivery of specialist services. She has had active roles within organisations related to the specialty of IBD, including as secretary for the Royal College of Nursing IBD Special Interest group, Nurse Representative for the British Society of Gastroenterology IBD Section and Chair of N-ECCO. Since March 2019 she has been employed as Project Manager, IBD Nursing, with Crohn’s & Colitis UK, working with Isobel Mason and the charity’s Health Service Development Team on their campaign ‘More IBD Nurses – Better Care’, aiming to increase IBD nursing numbers throughout the UK and standardise training and support for nurses in post.

Claire Taylor MBE, Macmillan Nurse Consultant , St Mark’s Hospital London

Claire was first appointed as a Colorectal Cancer CNS in 1996. She currently works as the Macmillan Nurse Consultant at St Mark’s Hospital London. Her main clinical role involves supporting patients with locally-advanced and recurrent colorectal cancer who are referred to the complex cancer service for consideration of pelvic exenterative surgery. She is also Trust lead for ‘Living well with and beyond cancer’. She remains a Lecturer in Gastrointestinal Nursing at King’s College London. She is involved in several research projects which include managing the consequences of colorectal cancer treatment and developing effective and sustainable lifestyle interventions for ostomates. She chairs the National Nurses Colorectal Cancer Network and is a steering group member of several other national and European groups. In June 2019 she was awarded an MBE for her services to Colorectal Cancer Nursing.

Catherine Carroll, Palliative Care and Hepatology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Royal Free Hospital, London

Cathy Carroll is the palliative care clinical nurse specialist for liver services at the Royal Free Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. She works within the inpatient hospital setting helping patients with life limiting liver disease to improve their quality of life and plan for their future care. She works collaboratively with the liver services and with community services to achieve best possible outcomes for patients and those close to them. Prior to working within palliative care her clinical background was in Intensive care nursing (liver intensive care) and neurosurgical nursing.

Susannah Hill

Patient with experience of major complications after elective surgery.

Gerri Mortimore, Senior Lecturer, University of Derby

Gerri Mortimore is a Registered General Nurse with over 37 years’ experience, spanning both acute medical and surgical nursing within the UK and abroad. This has given her unique perspective which can be applied to various settings. For the last 3 years she has worked in an academic role as a Post Graduate lecturer in Advanced Practice, teaching advanced practice skills to allied health professionals. Prior to this, Gerri worked as the Lead Clinical Nurses Specialist in Hepatology and set up nurse led clinics in alcohol/fatty liver/autoimmune liver disease/viral hepatitis and Haemochromatosis. In addition, she organised surveillance for all cirrhotic liver patients, in line with NICE Guidance and set up a nurse led paracentesis service. She was also actively involved in medical, nursing and allied professional health teaching as well as audit and research. This expert knowledge in liver disease, has enabled Gerri to publish widely in many nursing, prescribing and medical journals. In addition, she has a National profile and has been involved in writing Quality Standards and NICE Guidelines. Gerri is now Undertaking her PhD.

Steve Mann, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Royal Free Hospital, London


Dr Pat Black MBE, Associate Lecturer, Birmingham City University

Isobel Mason, Gastroenterology Nurse Consultant, Crohn's and Colitis UK

Yvette Perston, Colorectal Clinical Nurse Specialist, University Hospitals Birmingham

Adrian Jugdoyal, Senior Lecturer, Middlesex University

Concepción Capilla Díaz, Assistant Professor, University of Granada, Spain

Jackie Glatter, Health Service Programme Manager, Crohn's and Colitis UK