Research Priorities for Community Nursing Steering Group
Steering Group Chair and JLA Adviser
|Suzannah Kinsella||Suzannah joined the JLA in April 2019. As a facilitator and researcher with over twenty years of experience, Suzannah has involved the public and stakeholders in health and social care policy and service discussions. She has worked with complex and sensitive issues, including new developments in medicine such as brain computer interfaces and genetic technologies for the Royal Society.|
JLA Information Specialist
|Kristina Staley||Kristina Staley is the Information Specialist for this PSP. She has worked on several PSPs in this role and also carried out one of the first evaluations of PSP impacts. She is Director of TwoCan Associates, a consultancy specialising in patient and public involvement in health and social care R&D|
JLA PSP Coordinator
|Joanne Jackson||I have been working in community research with Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust since October 2018 and have been involved in the set up and delivery of studies in many different areas including sexual health and podiatry. I am also a member of CHART (the community healthcare alliance of research trusts). I help with the co-ordination and administration of this organisation so it can grow and achieve its aims of expanding the availability of research for patients in the community.|
70@70 project leads
|Cathy Henshall||Dr Cathy Henshall MN, RGN, MA, PhD is a National Institute for Health Research 70@70 Senior Nurse Research Leader and is responsible for improving the capacity and capability of nurses to undertake research across the UK. She is also a Senior Nursing Research Fellow at Oxford Brookes University and the Head of Research Delivery at Oxford Health NHS Trust. Cathy holds an honorary contract with the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford. She is Principal Investigator on numerous studies and her research interests include cancer survivorship, self-management, mental health and workforce development, with a particular interest in lung cancer and mesothelioma care. Cathy is on the editorial board of BMC Health Services Research and the Journal of Clinical Nursing and peer reviews for a number of academic journals. Her clinical background is in oncology nursing.|
|Claire Armitage||Claire works at Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust as Deputy Head of Nursing for community mental health services. She is also one of the National Institute for Health Research 70@70 nursing research leaders, and this role gives her the opportunity to support nurses within her Trust to get involved in research|
|Lee Tomlinson||Lead Nurse for Research and Research and Development Manager in Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust and NIHR Senior Nurse Research Leader. One of the founding members of Community Health Alliance of Research Trusts (CHART) Committee Member for International Collaboration for Community Health Nursing Research (ICCHNR).|
|Louise Jones||Current Role: Lead Community Research Nurse/ NIHR 70@70 Senior Nurse Research Leader|
Trust: Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Qualifications: RGN- Newcastle College of Health Studies 1992, BSc in Practice Development- Northumbria University 2007, MSc in Practice Development- Northumbria University 2014
Staff nurse RVI, Newcastle 1992-1995
Community nurse in two Trusts (Gateshead and Northumbria) during time period 1995-2009
Community research role since 2009.
Lead delivery nurse on multiple commercial and non-commercial studies, PI for numerous tissue viability and care home studies. Passionate about developing and supporting NMAHP PI’s in the community setting and increasing visibility and relevance of research in this setting. ENRICH point of contact for North East and North Cumbria.
|Emily Bishop||Emily Bishop is currently Matron for Community Nursing, joining the James Lind Alliance (JLA) in 2020. Emily’s has an extensive experience both within the acute and community sectors, working within cardiac medicine, as a clinical development role within community hospitals and 3 years within clinical governance before starting her post as Matron 4 years ago. |
Emily’s drive is to deliver high quality and safe care to those who are some of the most vulnerable in our communities
|Sarah Barton||I am a Clinical Development Leading supporting 2 District Nursing Teams in Oxford city. I have been working in the community for the past 4 years having joined the Trust to complete my Specialist Practitioner Qualification in 2017. |
Previously I worked as a Specialist Palliative Care Nurse in the hospice and I have a lot of end of life skills and experience.
Kent Community NHS Foundation Trust (KCHFT)
|Annmarie Hirst||I hold a leadership post and manage a team of community nurses and night nursing staff. My background is community nursing, I qualified as a Specialist Practitioner in community nursing – (District nurse qualification in 2005) and worked previously as a community matron and clinical quality lead for the Trust. |
I am really interested in developing patient experience and research and have recently completed an Internship for research with the aim of supporting our community teams in research to drive clinical practice forward.
|Carly Edmed||I am the currently the Assistant Director of Clinical Standards and Patient safety for a community organisation with over a 20 year background of nursing and the last 10 years spent working in the community. I have worked on a variety of different research projects throughout my nursing career, the last one where I reviewed the key issues in relation to patient’s mental capacity and managing their care safely in a health unit which led to many teaching opportunities. I believe that research for nursing continues to be the future and I am excited to be part of this PSP.|
|Pam Homewood||I have worked for Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust (KCHFT) for the past 6 and a half years starting as a community nurse to community nurse team leader and to my recent new post of PCN lead. |
I feel strongly about providing excellent care to patients/carers and family within the community setting and look forward to being part of the James Lind Alliance CN PSP.
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPFT)
|Anita Kilroy-Findley||I trained as an RMN in Leicester in 1988, working in acute admission on qualifying in 1991 before moving to dementia assessment in 1997. I became interested in tissue viability in 1999 and negotiated a secondment to establish a service within my Trusts mental health services for older people. The success of this service led to a Trust wide and full time appointment as a Tissue Viability Nurse in 2005, becoming the sole RMN in this role nationally. I have spoken both nationally and internationally on tissue viability in mental health and have published a number of articles relating to tissue viability. I am passionate about improving patient care and developing pathways to help nurses do this.|
|Charlotte Sumnall||Charlotte Sumnall currently works for Leicestershire Partnership Trust within the integrated community HUB as a Senior District Nurse. She is a Registered Nurse; she completed her SpQ in District Nursing BSc at Derbyshire University. |
Most recently Charlotte has just completed her Post Grad Certificate at Kings College London in the Older Person’s Fellowship sponsored by HEE. Charlotte’s passion is for improved older person’s care in the community, focusing on the population group to age well.
|Tracy Yole||I was 18 years old when I went off to become a nurse. When I qualified I always aspired to be a Ward Sister by the time I was 25. At 24 I achieved this ambition. I am presently the Deputy Head of Nursing at Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.|
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHCT)
|Christine Ann Platton||I have thirty eight years’ experience in adult nursing and management in the NHS. As Director of Nursing for Professional Standards at Northumbria NHS Foundation Trust, I am passionate about delivering high standards of nursing care, improving patients, carers and staff experience and ensuring continuous improvement.|
|Claire Tasker||Claire Tasker is currently a clinical neighbourhood matron within the Northumberland District nursing service which involves managing and being clinical lead for three district nursing teams within the Valens primary care network (PCN). Claire has worked within the District Nursing service for almost 20 years working up from a staff nurse to a district nursing Sister, a Clinical Practice teacher to her current role.|
|Jeanette Milne||I am currently studying towards my PhD the area of research is community nursing collection of wound care metrics and how they document this. This includes nursing perception and patient perception and experience of current tools used in practice and the introduction of an app that will facilitate data collection and avoid duplication that can be used at the point of care.|
|Christina Broadbent||Christina is currently working as the Clinical Operations Lead for District Nursing and Palliative Care within Northumbria Healthcare Trust. Christina has worked within District Nursing for 10 years, completing her Specialist Practitioner qualification in District Nursing, Non-Medical prescribing and Specialist Practice Teacher qualifications. Christina is extremely interested in service improvement and developing both District Nursing and Palliative care to provide an effective, equitable and patient focused service to patients cared for at home.|
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (OHFT)
|Helen Squires||Helen Squires is a Clinical Development Lead for the District Nurses in Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. Helen is a registered Community Specialist Practitioner and Non-Medical Prescriber with an interest in Elderly Care and Public Health.|
Patient and Carer Representatives
|Deb Smith||I am Deb Smith. I have a number of long standing health conditions that have meant I have had to use a lot of health and social care services and I have done a lot of patients and public involvement work for 8 years. I want to make health and social care the best it can be for all who need it and their loved ones|
|Dianna Moylan||Dianna is a retired teacher of English with a passion for simple English. She is a PRA and involved in many ways in NIHR matters. Her particular fascination is the brain, particularly dementia, and her brain has been left to research.|
|Hameed Khan||Hameed Khan is a ex service user of mental health services, currently a Carer for his mum and community mental health activist. I have also worked in the voluntary and community sector for over 15 years in different management roles.|
|Sarah Ansell||Sarah Ansell is a recently retired Infection Prevention and Control Practitioner. Sarah was previously a District Nurse and has worked in the community setting for the last 30 Years. Recently participating as a patient rep for different community focus projects.|
Sarah became disabled some 9 years ago as has an interest in ensuring patients views and ideas are used to improve services for Community Patients.
The Community Nursing Priority Setting Partnership is an NHS and NIHR run initiative, in association with the James Lind Alliance.