Membership of the PCF

The PCF is grateful for the time, energy and expertise the Members give to the Forum. We are also indebted to the financial support and expertise of our Company Members. Below is a list of the membership:
Membership currently comprises of 15 key paediatricians and specialist nurses, with formal representation from: The Royal College of Nursing, The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, The School and Public Health Nurses Association (SAPHNA), The Community Practitioners’ and Health Visitors’ Association (CPHVA), ERIC (The Children’s Bowel and Bladder Charity) and Bladder and Bowel UK. The PCF also has 145 Clinical Supporters around the UK who serve as our “eyes and ears”.

The PCF has five commercial members: Coloplast Ltd, Essity (formerly SCA), Ferring Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Kimberly-Clark Europe Ltd. and Norgine Ltd. Company membership is crucial to the work of the PCF and has many benefits for the companies involved, who are also able to nominate a representative to attend the meetings of the Forum.

Clinical Members

Susan Affleck – Clinical Nurse Specialist, St Georges Healthcare NHS Trust

Obi Amadi – Lead professional officer, Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association

Brenda Cheer – Paediatric Specialist Continence Nurse, ERIC (The Children’s Bowel & Bladder Charity)

Dr Penny Dobson MBE – Chair, Paediatric Continence Forum

Anita Finlay – Joint Commissioning Manager, Children, Young People and Maternity Services, NHS Brighton and Hove CCG

Dr Carol Joinson – Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology, University of Bristol

Claire Lindsay – Senior Specialist Paediatric Bladder and Bowel Care Nurse, North Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

(Mr) Nicholas Madden, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon/Urologist (retired); Vice Chair, Paediatric Continence Forum

Juliette Randall – Chief Executive, ERIC (The Children’s Bowel & Bladder Charity)

Davina Richardson – Paediatric Continence Specialist, Bladder and Bowel UK (formerly PromoCon)

June Rogers MBE – Paediatric Continence Specialist, Bladder and Bowel UK (formerly PromoCon)

Dr Sameena Shakoor – Consultant Paediatrician, NHS West Kent

Sharon White OBE – Professional Officer, School and Public Health Nurses Association (SAPHNA)

Sharon Holroyd – Representative, Royal College of Nursing Continence Forum

Dr Anne Wright – Consultant Paediatrician, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Company Members

Kimberly-Clark Europe Ltd – Emma Roy, Brand Manager

Essity (formerly SCA) – Wendy Thompson, Marketing Manager Incontinence Care UK & Ireland

Coloplast Ltd – Gerald Chan, Head of Public Affairs and Communication

Norgine Ltd – Neil Smith, Marketing Manager

Ferring Pharmaceuticals Ltd – Mark Inker, Brand Lead, Urology & Men’s Health

If you are interested in joining the PCF or finding out more information, please contact Paul Church at: paediatriccontinenceforum@whitehouseconsulting.co.uk or on 020 7793 2537.

Full Membership
▪ Sector-specific information and political and industry insights and intelligence provided via weekly reporting and ‘as-it-happens’ alerts of urgent developments.

▪ Engagement with Government Departments, decision-makers, influencers, The NHS and clinical practitioners on a regular basis regarding the issues affecting the sector.

▪ Flagging of, and the ability to contribute to, Government consultations on areas of interest, such as recent consultations on: NHS Sustainability & Transformation Plans, prescriptions and the shortages in, and training of, nurses.

▪ Access to results from the PCF’s research, including information secured via FOIs, and the ability to suggest new streams of work for the PCF. Recently, PCF members recommended responding to an NHS England consultation on the prescription of over the counter medications, which proposed restrictions on prescriptions of laxatives.

▪ Regular meetings with industry leaders, innovative partners and clinical practitioners.

▪ Networking opportunities throughout the year, with the opportunity to attend conferences and events organised and highlighted by the PCF and its partner organisations e.g. parliamentary drop-in sessions.

▪ Access to the PCF’s wider network of contacts.

The Forum will consider association with companies who are not able to commit to full membership on a case-by-case basis, with potential partnerships in the areas of:

▪ Sector-specific information and political and industry insights and intelligence provided via weekly reporting and ‘as-it-happens’ alerts of urgent developments.

▪ Information on the PCF’s engagement with government departments, decision-makers, influencers, The NHS and clinical practitioners.

▪ Access to results from the PCF’s research, including information secured via FOIs.

▪ Networking opportunities throughout the year, with the opportunity to attend events organised by the PCF and conferences organised by PCF members.

Member Testimonial

“We have found our membership of the PCF invaluable in keeping us informed of the clinical, academic and research developments in paediatric continence care.

As a medical device manufacturer, the PCF’s work in areas like commissioning and clinical standards helps us to better understand local issues and the needs of paediatric patients better.

The PCF’s campaigning activities continue to pool together the evidence we need to ensure that CCGs are held to account and children with continence conditions are not forgotten by the NHS”.

Gerald Chan, Head of Public Affairs and Communications, Coloplast