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 & Bowel UK. The PCF also has 145 Clinical Supporters around the UK who serve as our “eyes and ears”.

The PCF has six commercial members: Clos-o-Mat, 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 – Head of Nursing, Children’s Services and Clinical Nurse Specialist in Paediatric Urology, St George’s Hospital, London

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

Kim Baker – Paediatric Specialist Continence Nurse, Anuerin Bevan University Health Board

Elaine Baptiste – Specialist Paediatric Continence Nurse, Waltham Forest

Kathryn Bordeaux – Paediatric Continence Clinical Nurse Specialist and Team Leader, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

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

Dr Penny Dobson MBE – Chair, Paediatric Continence Forum

Angela Downer –  Clinical Nurse Specialist and a paediatric representative from the RCN

Ingrid EckleKamp – Paediatric Continence Nurse/Team Lead, Specialist Children’s Services, West Glasgow ACH

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

Rhonda Reilly – Children’s Continence Nurse, Western Health and Social Care Trust; Northern Ireland

Davina Richardson – Paediatric Continence Specialist, Bladder and Bowel UK

June Rogers MBE – Paediatric Continence Specialist, Bladder and Bowel UK

Dr Sameena Shakoor – Consultant Paediatrician, NHS West Kent

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

Fiona Smith – Professional Lead for Children & Young People’s Nursing, Royal College of Nursing

Company Members

Clos-o-Mat – Ian Tomlinson, Commercial Director

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

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

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

Kimberly-Clark Europe Ltd – Emma Roy, Brand Manager

Norgine Ltd – Neil Smith, Marketing Manager

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

Honorary Members of the PCF

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

 

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