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Pat Black - Consultant Nurse, Coloproctology PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 06 October 2011 11:29


Pat Black, M.Sc, SRN, RCNT, FETC, FPA cert, ENB 980, Dip N, Adv. Stoma Cert.

Is a consultant nurse in coloproctology at The Hillingdon and Mount Vernon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Pat started at THH in 1985 after being appointed by Mr Mohsen’s predecessor, Mr Sales. The aim was to set up a stoma care department after the example that Mr Sales had seen at St. Bartholomews Hospital. The role was to see patients before and after stoma surgery and in the community. Pat’s intention was to stay for 5 years and then move on.

Pat trained at the Hammersmith Hospital.  and did Midwifery there. This was followed by renal transplant work, school nursing, occupational health nursing, family planning and then trained as a registered Clinical Teacher prior to coming to Hillingdon. In 1992 she completed her M.Sc in Medical Anthropology at Brunel University  .

After coming to Hillingdon Pat spent time between 1985 and 1990, in conjunction with a stoma company training nurses in the Eastern Block countries, such as the USSR, Poland, Yougoslavia, Czechoslovakia and Romania. 

Pat’s team has increased over the years from 2 surgeons and herself to 4 surgeons and 3 more nurses. Apart from clinical work Pat runs two university accredited stoma courses and has set up in conjunction with colleagues from The Royal Marsden hospital, a nationally recognised qualification in stoma care for Health Care Assistants.

Over the years at Hillingdon Pat has published extensively in the nursing and medical press, the national media and spoken on the radio and television, she has also spoken at national and international conferences around the world and has won 9 national awards for stoma care. 

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written by Jo, November 03, 2011
Nice to know my local hospital has such a knowledgeable person working there. I hope I never need her care and attention but if I do, I know I will be in good hands. I have certainly learnt a lot from this video and have passed it on to my friends. Thank you.
written by Barbara White, July 30, 2014
We are a council run day service and are looking for stoma care training for the staff. If you could contact me with any relevant courses.


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