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Colorectal Nursing team

Colorectal Nursing Team at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Matron

Jay Bradbury

Matron for Elective Surgery

Jay has been working in the Trust since 2003, initially with the colorectal team and more recently as Matron for Elective Surgery. Her role mainly involves ensuring quality and safety for patients and her staff across the wards and specialist teams that she manages.

She is the Matron for the Jane Ashley / Colorectal Ward and the Upper Gastrointestinal Ward, along with providing overall leadership to the colorectal/stoma, pelvic floor, enhanced recovery facilitators, and bariatric specialist nurses.

Her specific interests are to improve access to education for the wards teams and review/improve the patient experience during all aspects of their pathway.

Jay Bradbury

Senior Colorectal Specialist Nurses

Alexandra Poole

Lead Colorectal Specialist Nurse

Alex has been at OUH since 2013 and manages the Pelvic Floor, Cancer and Stomatherapy Nursing teams.

She specialises in colorectal and anal cancer, supporting and coordinating patients through their cancer treatment, working within the surgical/chemotherapy and radiotherapy teams, and representing the wishes of our patients at the Colorectal Cancer MDT.

Alex is involved with the education of our staff and presents at national conferences.

Special interests

  • Anal and early rectal cancer
  • Survivorship
  • Service development
  • Patient information
  • Education
Alex Poole

Jessica Aparo

Senior Colorectal Specialist Nurse

Jessi joined the Pelvic Floor Nursing Team in February 2018. She specialises in educating and supporting patients suffering with pelvic floor dysfunction including faecal incontinence, constipation and prolapse.

Jessi helps improve the quality of life for these patients by offering conservative management and developing an individualised, holistic care plan.

Special interests

  • Sacral nerve stimulation
  • Rectal irrigation
  • Patient support groups
Jessica Aparo

Helen Boffin

Senior Colorectal Specialist Nurse

RGN, DN cert.

Helen has spent the majority of her nursing career working in the community setting, supporting patients in their own homes.

Helen moved to the Colorectal Pelvic Floor Department as a trainee Pelvic Floor Specialist Nurse in 2014, and has spent her time developing the skills and knowledge to support patients with faecal incontinence and obstructive defaecation.

Special interests

  • Faecal incontinence
  • Obstructive defaecation
Helen Boffin

Catherine Brooks

Senior Colorectal Specialist Nurse

Cat has worked in the Stoma Team since 2013, specifically working with neonates, children and adults with an ostomy and supporting patients, carers and parents.

Cat specialises in supporting patients having elective and emergency surgery for colorectal cancer, IBD and trauma, both in hospital and once home.

Special interests

  • Paediatric stoma care
  • Ileo-anal pouch patients
Catherine Brooks

Jo Buxton

Senior Colorectal Specialist Nurse

Jo is a senior nurse specialist and qualified as a nurse in 1997. She has gained experience within lower and upper GI, vascular, breast and endocrine surgery. On moving to Oxford in 2000 Jo became a senior nurse on the LGI Ward at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Jo became a stomatherapy sister in 2005 and has been a nurse specialist in stoma/colorectal nursing care since 2007. She co-leads the nurse-led ileal-anal pouch telemed clinics. She has a Dip in Nursing, Advanced Nursing Practice in Stomacare, Communication, Research and Health Promotion and an MSc in Health Sciences, January 2019.

She was awarded 'GI Nurse of the Year' for 2003.

Special interests

  • Kock pouch care
  • Ileo-anal pouch
  • IBD
  • Complex fistulae
  • Paediatric stoma care
  • Service redevelopment
  • Project management (MSc Distinction)
Jo Buxton

Karen Curran

Senior Colorectal Specialist Nurse

Karen has worked within the Colorectal Pelvic Floor Service Since 2010, previously working within acute surgical nursing. She co-ordinates and develops the SNS service within Oxfordshire.

She has an active role in teaching and training multidisciplinary colleagues locally, nationally and internationally, and has been awarded an OUH Staff Recognition Award for innovation within her specialty.

Special interest

  • Pelvic floor disorders
  • Sacral Nerve Stimulation (SNS)
Karen Curran

Sarah Lydiat

Senior Colorectal Specialist Nurse

Sarah has worked within Colorectal Surgery since 2013 and joined the Colorectal Nursing Team in 2015.

Sarah obtained a distinction in her Masters Module entitled 'Advanced Principles and Practice of Stoma Care' and has undertaken a secondment with the Colorectal Cancer Nurses to develop her knowledge and nursing skills for patients with bowel cancer.

Sarah Lydiat

Vanessa Shearwood

Senior Colorectal Specialist Nurse

Vanessa has been a member of the Colorectal Nursing Team since 2011, supporting patients from diagnosis through their treatment and beyond.

She is particularly involved in managing and educating patients with rectal cancer and supporting them in treatment and surveillance decisions.

Vanessa teaches staff and students within OUH, and also presents at national conferences.

Special interests

  • Early rectal cancer
  • Survivorship
  • Health needs assessment
Vanessa Shearwood

Simon Turley

Senior Colorectal Specialist Nurse
Simon has worked as a Senior Specialist Nurse within the Stoma/Colorectal Nursing Team since 2001.

He cares for patients undergoing stoma formations and patients with abdominal fistulae, and jointly runs the nurse-led ileo-anal pouch follow-up clinic.

Simon assists the Kangaroo Club support group, takes part in research and lectures at Oxford Brookes University. In September 2018 he was awarded ASCN UK Stoma Nurse of the Year.

Special interests

  • Small Bowel Transplantation
  • Ileo-anal pouch
  • Kock pouch
Simon Turley

Fran Woodhouse

Senior Colorectal Specialist Nurse

RGN, Dip Nursing, MSc (Merit) Advanced Nursing Practice and Communication

Fran has been part of the Colorectal Nursing Team in Oxford since 2000 and has been pivotal in the development of the Stomatherapy service within Oxfordshire including the ileo-anal pouch service.

Fran has lectured both nationally and internationally and was the co-author for the National Kock Pouch Guidelines for ASCN (Association of Stoma Care Nurses 2017).

In 2015, Fran was awarded the Salts National Stoma Care Nurse of the Year by her peers.

Special interests

Ileo-anal and Kock pouch

Fran Woodhouse

Colorectal Specialist Nurses

Rosie Afford

Colorectal Specialist Nurse

Rosie has been working as a Colorectal Cancer Specialist Nurse since 2015, having previously worked within specialties such as the Colorectal Surgical Ward, endoscopy and chemotherapy.

Rosie helps cancer patients throughout their treatments and follow-up, and liaises between professionals to ensure high quality patient care.

Special interests

  • Promoting health and wellbeing
  • Oncology treatments
  • Palliative care
Rosie Afford

Kim Allen

Colorectal Specialist Nurse

Kim joined the Colorectal Nursing Team in 2013. She has significant experience in dealing with all aspects of stoma care and fistulae management in both adults and children.

Kim has completed RCN accredited modules on stoma care and had a poster accepted at ASCN UK Annual Conference 2019.

Special interests

  • Patient and staff education in stoma care
  • Paediatric stoma care
  • Fistulae management
Kim Allen

Katherine Mottram

Colorectal Specialist Nurse

Kate joined the Colorectal Nursing Team in 2017, having worked within the Surgical directorate on the Surgical Emergency Unit (SEU), Colorectal and Upper Gastrointestinal Wards.

Having developed an interest in acute illness she then worked on the Adult Intensive Care Unit.

Special interest

  • Adult ostomy care
  • Student support and education
  • Emergency surgery
Katherine Mottram

Jodie Painton

Colorectal Specialist Nurse

Jodie worked on the Colorectal Surgical Ward for 17 years as a team leader and progressed to become Deputy Ward Sister.

She became a Stomatherapy Specialist Nurse in 2017, and supports patients with newly formed stomas for colorectal cancers and inflammatory bowel diseases.

Special interest

  • Patient education
  • Student nurse mentorship
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
Jodie Painton

Clinical Scientist

Tanya Miller

Principal Clinical Scientist in GI Physiology

Tanya has worked as a Clinical Scientist in GI Physiology for over 22 years. She is responsible for all training in oesophageal motility, anorectal physiology and endoanal ultrasound techniques throughout the department.

She is an Accredited Independent Practitioner in GI Physiology, registered with the Association of GI Physiologists (AGIP) and an assessor for the National School of Healthcare.

Special interests

  • Oesophageal motility
  • Anorectal physiology
  • Endoanal ultrasound techniques
Tanya Miller

Other practitioners

Tamara Avery

Cancer Support Worker

Tamara joined the Colorectal Cancer Team in 2016 from Cancer and Haematology Outpatients. She helps the nursing team guide patients through very challenging and difficult times, especially those patients undergoing cancer treatments.

Tamara also helps run the surveillance programme for patients with early rectal cancers, ensuring the service runs smoothly, reducing unnecessary stress for patients and their families.

Special interests

  • Promoting health and wellbeing
  • Emotional support
Tamara Avery

Soni Limbu

Assistant Practitioner

Soni is a dedicated professional Assistant Practitioner within the GI Physiology and Pelvic Floor Department, learning new skills to help her achieve her ambition to become a registered nurse.

She works alongside the Pelvic Foor Nurses and GI Physiologists to provide expert assistance for patients undergoing a variety of procedures including oesophageal dilatation.

Soni Limbu

Administrators

Kelly Andrews

Pelvic Floor and GI Physiology Administrator

Kelly joined the Trust in September 2018 and provides a consistently high level of confidential administrative support to the GI Physiology and Pelvic Floor Service.

Kelly's personality, attitude and work ethic embody the Trust's core values of compassion, learning, respect, dignity, excellence and improvement.

Kelly Andrews

Ellen Gregory

Colorectal and Cancer Team Administrator

Ellen joined the team in January 2018 after completing her BSc in Natural Sciences (Biology). She provides administrative support to both the Colorectal Cancer and Stoma Nurses by organising patient appointments and referrals.

Ellen also ensures the smooth running of both teams, providing IT support, budget advice and rota support, producing reports and organising an annual Stoma Patient Open Day.

Ellen Gregory

Rachael Lang

Pelvic Floor and GI Physiology Administrator

Rachael has worked within the Pelvic Floor department as an administrator since 2014, with a year away to develop her professional physiotherapy skills.

She is committed to ensuring that patients have a positive experience when attending clinic, keeping them fully informed at all times. She has developed the service and is instrumental in making sure the office is well-run.

Rachael Lang

DEPARTMENTS AND SERVICES