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Author contributions

We would like to acknowledge the help and advice of the following:

Pat Black
M.Sc, RGN, RCNT, FETC, FPA Cert, DipN, ENB 980, ADV Cert Stoma Care

Lead Nurse Stoma/colorectal Services, the Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust
Writes widely in the medical and nursing journals, national press and media about stoma care and colorectal services. Has published two books and written chapters for six others
Talks nationally and internationally about stoma care and has won six awards for innovation in stoma care
Has trained nurses across Eastern Europe in stoma care and set up courses and currently is the Clinical Lead for a level 2 university course in stoma care
Has been at Hillingdon for 21 years in the secondary and primary sector

Sarah-Jane Buckland
MBA, BSc (Hons) in Nursing and Research, RGN, International Marketing Manager at Welland Medical

Sarah-Jane has been a nurse for over sixteen years and has a Degree in Nursing
She worked in the operating theatres for over five years in general surgery, urology and gynaecology. She is also trained in anaesthetics and intensive care
After leaving theatres she worked for Coloplast for five years concentrating on wound care and incontinence. During this time she gained a Masters Degree in Business (MBA)
She has worked for three years with Welland Medical, as one of their senior managers
She is now the International Marketing Manager and 50% of her time is spent, talking, listening and training nurses and patients from all around the world. She has particular interest in training nurses in Eastern Europe to improve general standards of care
She has lectured at international conferences in stoma care and has had several articles published in a number of different countries

Jo Sica
BSC in Nursing, RGN, Clinical Trials Coordinator at Welland Medical

Jo has been a nurse for over five years and has a degree in Nursing
She has worked as a stoma care nurse for over eight years in the UK NHS. She has worked in a some of the major stoma specialist hospitals including St Marks Hospital and St Georges Hospital in London
She has also worked with Coloplast for five years but left to complete a year in India working with the Voluntary Services for patients with leprosy and diabetes
Her role at Welland Medical is to co-ordinate and implement clinical trials. She works with the design engineers on new product development. Most of her time is spent with the patients and nurses from all around the world testing products time and again to make sure all the best features are designed and tested before being released
She also spends a lot of time listening to patients and nurses and discussing problems they encounter to help with new product development

Barbara Stuchfield
RGN, ENB 216, ENB 980, Freelance Nurse Consultancy

Previous Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist Colorectal/Stoma Care Services, Bart's and the Royal London NHS Trust
Writes in the nursing journals about stoma care and colorectal nursing, and has written chapters in three text books
Lectured nationally and internationally about stoma care
Trained nurses across Eastern Europe in stoma care
Awarded Herbert Fredrick Day award from Bart's and the London NHS Trust for innovations in practice
Has been nursing for fourty years, working as a head nurse in the USA for eleven years, ward sister in the UK and as a clinical nurse specialist

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