Clinical Nurse Specialists
Patients and their families get the best support thanks to our team of Clinical Nurse Specialists.
Their role is to ensure you have all the information and advice you need at all times – from the moment you walk in to when you’re recovering post-treatment. If you have any questions about side effects or medication, your CNS is there to help, and to liaise with your multidisciplinary clinical team.
For a full list of our CNS team please click here
Orthopaedic Nurse Specialist
Irmi qualified as a registered general nurse in 1997 at the University College Hospital Klagenfurt in the south of Austria. She went on to work at the Trauma and Casualty AUVA Hospital in Salzburg/Austria - first on the acute admissions ward and later on in trauma ITU. After many years of working in the acute sector Irmi decided to move to England and was working for several well-known nursing agencies. This enabled her to expand her knowledge in many different areas and specialities such as general ITU, HDU, CCU, A&E, general and medical wards, plastic surgery, neurosurgery, neurology, rehabilitation, nursing homes and district nursing. After a year of traveling around the world Irmi completed a course in tropical medicine and HIV management at the University of Heidelberg/Germany.
Pain Management Nurse Specialist
Christine Groves is the Clinical Nurse Specialist for Pain. She received her nurse training at the Royal and Ancient Hospital of St. Bartholomew London and on completion went on to obtain qualifications in Intensive Care Nursing. She has held posts in many NHS London teaching hospitals being the Nursing Officer covering Intensive care at both Hammersmith and King’s College Hospital, where she also held the position of Assistant Care Group Director. She joined London Bridge Hospital in 1998.
Psychosexual Nurse Specialist
Emma Waring qualified from St Bartholomew’s Hospital in 1992 as a registered general nurse and went on to specialise in cardiac nursing. In 2001 she obtained a degree in critical care nursing from Kings College and moved into a specialist nurse role at Guys and St Thomas’ setting up a clinic to specifically treat erectile dysfunction in cardiac patients. This was done in collaboration with Dr Graham Jackson, Consultant Cardiologist and because of the unique nature of the clinic they have presented their work nationally and internationally.In 2004 Emma obtained a post graduate diploma in psychosexual therapy at the University of Central Lancashire and in addition to her nursing role she began working as a sex and relationship therapist at Guy’s hospital in the Sex and Relationship clinic.Emma’s unique role was recognised when she won the Nursing Times rising star award in 2004
Urology Nurse Specialist
Edna qualified as a staff nurse in 1998 from Thames Valley University. Her first post was on an Acute Vascular Ward at Northwick Park Hospital. Over the years she has worked in many different specialties such as Acute Medicine at St Thomas’s Hospital and a Neurosciences High Dependency Unit in Sydney, Australia.
Edna’s interest has always been in urological nursing. Before taking on her current role as Urology Nurse Specialist at London Bridge Hospital in 2008, Edna was posted as a Urology Ward Sister at Guy’s Hospital.
Urology Nurse Specialist
Amy qualified as a staff nurse in 2009 from De Montford University with a BSc Honours degree. Her first position as a qualified nurse was on a surgical ward specialising in urology at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospital. After a few years she moved to intensive care at Guy’s and St Thomas’ where she completed the transitional intensive care nursing course. From learning a great deal whilst working in intensive care, she found her passion and interest to remain in urology, where she continued to do extra shifts to remain knowledgeable in that area. In 2014 she moved back to urology where she became a deputy ward manager of a busy surgical ward.