Julia has 35 years’ experience as a registered nurse. She has worked in Urology since appointment as a surgical ward sister in 1990. She completed her MSc in Health Practice in 2007 and following this registered as a Non-Medical Prescriber. Her appointed as a Consultant nurse in Urology in 2007 led to the development and innovation in specialist urological nursing within Salford Royal Foundation Trust (SRFT). She has utilised opportunities to lead recently on implementation of Urology One-stop clinics and Out Patient Nurse led Botox clinics to improve efficiency and patient satisfaction. Salfords’ Urology Department was awarded the First Macmillan Quality Environment award (MQEM) nationally in 2014.
Julia is Governance Lead for Urology locally and is motivated to focus on safe delivery of care to patients. The most recent strategic project to reduce the incidence of catheter associated urinary tract infection (CaUTI) rates within the Trust has recognised her as ‘British Association of Urological Nurses in association The Urology Foundation Inaugural Nurse of the Year 2015.
As BAUN President she is taking the opportunity to listen. She is looking forward to continuing to support the delivery of high quality education for nurses, enabling nurses to improve their skills to support patient care and influence the development of strategies to improve patient safety and experience.