Consultant clinical nurse specialist urology,
Community Urology Service, Health and Social Care - Guernsey
Patricia qualified in 1994 from Queens University in Belfast and staffed for two years on a general medical/surgical private ward. Then in 1997 she gained her degree in professional development in nursing; with district nursing and was sister for a large community district nursing team for eight years. I quickly recognised my interest in urology/continence and in 2002 was successful in securing the position as clinical nurse specialist for urology/continence working for Guernsey Health and Social Services; in 2014 she was successful in the appointment of consultant nurse position for the service. Over the past 14 years, she has gained an MSC in Health and Wellbeing in Urology/Continence. As a result of her research into the “Adequacy and Provision of Public Toilets” local improvements and changes were made. This work won her the Nursing Times Awards for Continence Promotion and Care in 2013, and was runner up for the British Journal of Nursing Continence Nurse of the Year 2014. She has had her work published in research, nursing, peer review journals and has spoken at numerous national and internal conferences. She leads the community urology/continence service and is an associate lecturer, lecturing on the local pre- and post-registration nursing programmes. Since 2016, she has been the Chair for the Association of Continence Advice (ACA).