The BAUN Executive consists of a maximum of 11 members representing England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. The Executive Officers of the association are President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. The President's post is held for a period of two years and Trustees are elected for a period of three years. Trustees may stand for a second term of office.

Current Trustees

President - Clare Waymont 2.jpgClare Waymont
BAUN President

Urology Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

Clare qualified as a registered nurse in 1992 and moved to the field of urology in 1998. She joined a team of two other Advanced Nurse Practitioners in Wolverhampton and achieved an MSc in Advanced Practice in 2002 subsequently becoming an independent prescriber. She has trained in performing prostate biopsies and now carries out two clinics weekly. Clare now leads and manages a team of eight Urology Specialist Nurses including a Urology Hospital at Home Service. Her role is predominately concerned with prostate cancer and she provides nurse led clinics investigating men with suspected prostate cancer, performs prostate biopsies, runs prostate cancer follow up clinics and provides support for patients following a diagnosis of urological cancer. Her passion is to push the boundaries of advanced practice in order to respond to the needs of the patient and she is actively involved in the business and strategic planning of her local urology service.



EC 521 (1).jpgEmma Chappel
BAUN Honorary Secretary

Urology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Emma has worked in Urology at Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust since 1997. Initially on the Urology Ward and since 2009 in her current role as Benign Urology Clinical Nurse Specialist. Her clinics include Nurse Led Urodynamics, Erectile dysfunction, ESWL, Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation and teaching of Clean Intermittent Self-Catheterisation and Dilatation. Emma has her MSc in Health Care Practice and is also a non-medical prescriber.




TN 522 (1).jpgTheresa Neale
BAUN Honorary Treasurer

Urology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Theresa is a Urology Clinical Nurse Specialist working at South Warwickshire Foundation Trust, Warwick. She has worked in Urology in the field of Urology for twenty eight years. She moved to Warwick in 2001 to take on the role of Urology CNS.  She undertakes a variety of nurse led clinics on a rotational basis with her two colleagues. Clinics sessions include both cancer and benign; Nurse led stone clinic, LUTS, Urodynamics, Intravesical,  haematuria, prostate cancer follow-up, Flexible Cystoscopy both diagnostic and follow ups. Theresa has recently completed training to undertake botox injections into the bladder and is about to embark on setting up her own clinic to administer the treatments. Theresa is a non medical prescriber.



JB 523.jpgJane Brocksom
BAUN Immediate Past President

Lead Nurse for Urology .
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Jane has worked in the Urology speciality since 1996. Initially within the operating  theatres and since 2001 as a Urology Nurse Specialist. Her role today is primarily nurse led continence and benign Urology clinics - including intravesical Botox, artificial slings in men and women, artificial sphincters in men, sacral nerve stimulation, female sexual function, intermittant & indwelling catheters. She has a BHSc in Healthcare Studies from Leeds University.



TG 514 (1).jpgTina Gehring
BAUN Trustee and Conference Organising Lead

Urology Nurse Practitioner
Hampshire Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust

I have worked within the field of urology since 1995. I’m currently working as a Urology Nurse Practitioner at Hampshire Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust, I run independent nurse led clinics across 2 trust hospital sites, I’m a non-medical prescriber; my area of practice is mainly in benign urology running clinics within Men’s Health; Urodynamics and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms.  On one of the sites I lead the urology clinical nurse specialist team, delivering nurse led clinics in prostate; bladder; renal and testicular cancers. Also other benign services such as the renal colic pathway, intra vesicle treatments and flow rate clinics.  I run the corporate training for male catheterisation on one site and have talked at some of the benign BAUN study days, and other company meetings.


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Deborah Victor
BAUN Trustee and Deputy Conference Organising Lead

Uro-Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist
Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust

Debbie trained as a registered nurse at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, qualifying in 1990. She started work in urology as a ward based nurse at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in the summer of 1991, working her way up to acting ward manager, and has continued full time in the speciality ever since. In 2004 she became a Uro-Oncology CNS and since then the role has grown, now including managing a small team of nurses and support workers. Debbie regularly performs prostate biopsy clinics, delivers diagnosis and goes through treatment options, supporting patients with all urinary cancers. She works across two specialities, urology and oncology, so is also involved in managing patients with metastatic disease on various anti-cancer therapies. She has a BSc (Hons) in Health Studies (Cancer Nursing), PGCE and has been a non-medical prescriber since 2007. As the Royal Cornwall Hospital is a large DGH patients regularly have to travel further afield for radical surgery for prostate and bladder cancers, so Debbie has developed a large network of consultants and nurse specialists that she regularly liaises with for the benefit of the patients.

Lately she has been involved with a major project with the Movember Foundation, introducing and promoting remote supported self-management for men with stable prostate cancer and those having had radical treatment. She also regularly reviews literature for PCUK and Macmillan, and is regularly involved in giving talks/teaching.  Debbie was previously a committee member of the BAUN oncology sub group, and is looking forward to the experiences and challenges that being on BAUN council may bring.


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Sarah Hillery
BAUN Trustee and Newsletter Editor

Urology Advanced Nurse Practitioner
York Hospital NHS Trust

Sarah Hillery is an Advanced Urology Nurse Practitioner at York NHS Hospitals Trust and has worked in urology for over 20 years. Sarah leads the benign urology specialist nursing team at York where her activities comprise a range of urology diagnostic services including prostate biopsy and flexible cystoscopy. Currently undertaking an MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice, Sarah is an RCN credentialed ANLP and independent prescriber.  Dedicated to service improvement for patients, Sarah was the lead nurse in creating an award-winning diagnostic urology unit, fully designed around the patient experience. She is a published academic writer and a guest lecturer at the University of York.  Sarah is an enthusiastic advocate for professional development, networking and information sharing.


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Sharon Arkless
BAUN Trustee and Membership Lead

Uro-Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist
University Hospital of Wales

Sharon has been a RGN since 1985.  Varied career in UK and overseas; trauma and orthopaedics, spinal injury, head and neck, worked in nursing homes.  Worked in Cardiff within urology since 2004, she has been an Uro-Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist since 2009.

This role supports the patients with a urological cancer diagnosis and their families through their journey, from pre diagnosis to survivorship. Sharon runs an erectile dysfunction clinic, support with patients and their carers with a nephrostomy tube and coordinate their care, urology cancer diagnosis clinic, renal cancer and prostate cancer follow up clinics , coordinates bladder cancer intravesical treatments.  Sharon is the chairwoman of the South Wales Urology Nurses Group; an education forum to meet the education needs and support her urology-nursing colleagues.  She has a BSc (Hons) in Clinical Practice form Cardiff University.

Rachel Skews.jpgRachel Skews
BAUN Trustee

Urology Nurse Practitioner
North Bristol NHS Trust

Rachel has been qualified a nurse since 2001, Other than Urology she has dabbled in other areas of nursing such as medical admissions and the emergency department in Leeds where she learnt many useful skills and knowledge however she always headed back to urology

Rachel is currently a urology nurse practitioner; leading a team of 5 urology specialist nurses who all have specialist areas of interest.  They are not cancer nurse specialist (there are 8 of them who work separately) but deal with the rather unsexy side of urology, Rachel is a functional nurse and looks after patients with sexual and bladder dysfunction, no day is like another and I absolutely love my job and extended team with Bristol urology institute which is enormous. 

Rachel is clinically a nurse prescriber, cystoscopist, running her own botox lists and works on call once a week.

Rachel was also the nursing lead in the amalgamation of two urology departments within Bristol, then one year later was moved hospital sites and again she was chosen as the lead to move the whole urology department. 

Pauline Bagnall.jpgPauline Bagnall
BAUN Trustee

Uro-oncology Nurse Specialist
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Pauline has been a urology specialist nurse for over 25 years. Initially a general urology nurse specialist then later becoming a uro-oncology nurse specialist., her specialist area of interest is prostate cancer.

Pauline has been performing flexible cystoscopies for over 20 years and last year she undertook further training and now perform diagnostic cystoscopies.  Pauline was hoping to undertake training to perform intravesical botox but unfortunately this has been deferred due to COVID-19 restrictions. Pauline also hopes to train 'to perform laser diathermy and start non-medical prescribing training in the near future. 

As a founder member, Pauline has supported and been supported by BAUN since it started twenty five years ago.  During this time, Pauline has benefitted from the support and educational opportunities offered by the organisation and the experience of being an active BAUN member has given Pauline the opportunity to develop a range of skills that she would not have done as part of her working role. These skills include being part of developing and leading BAUN Guidelines, leading the Education Group, representing BAUN on various national committees and as experience as a Trustee of the charity.

Pauline also has experience and knowledge of the role of a charity Trustee, including the legal responsibilities and believes that her previous tenure as a BAUN Trustee will be useful during the challenges of the next few years.

Pauline strongly believe in the value of BAUN's role in supporting urology nurses, particularly in terms of their educational activities and networking. 


JT BAUN 517 (1).jpgJulia Taylor MBE
BAUN Past President (Co-opted for one further year)

Consultant Nurse
Salford Royal Foundation Trust

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 has taken 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


Additional Post Holders:-

Journal Editors: Rachel Leaver (Editor in Chief), Jerome Marley (Associate Editor)

Trustee Documents

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