Strengthening The Commitment: The Report of the UK Modernising Learning Disabilities Nursing Review

The report aims to ensure that people with learning disabilities of all ages have access to expert Learning Disabilities Nurses and that their families and carers get the best support and care. It also seeks to make best use of Learning Disabilities Nurses throughout the entire health and social care system and improve the career image of learning disabilities nursing as a whole.

Appendix 2. Steering group memberships

Co-production Steering Group (supported by Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability)

Ann Burke, Bainsford
Keith Findlay, Glasgow
Angela Halpin, West Dunbartonshire
Lorraine MacKenzie, West Dunbartonshire
Rona Membury, Highland
Ian Stones, Aberdeen
Alexander Thomson, Fraserburgh


Allyson Kent, Deputy Head of Nursing, Humber Mental Health Teaching NHS Trust
Alison Giraud Saunders, Independent Consultant, Policy into Practice
Alison Armstrong, Director of London Wide Programmes (Mental Health, Prison Health and Substance Misuse)
Amanda Platts, Self Advocate
Geoff Hodgson (supporting Amanda Platts), Supporter Centre Events
Ann Norman, Professional Nurse Adviser: Learning Disabilities/Prison Nursing, Royal College of Nursing
Professor Ben Thomas, Professional Advisor, Department of Health
Daniel Marsden, Practice Development Nurse for Patients with Learning Disabilities, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
Deborah Hussey, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Team Leader, Learning Disability Services
Felicity Howdle, Information Analyst, Centre for Workforce Intelligence (CfWI)
Gweneth Moulster, Nurse Consultant, Haringey Learning Disability Partnership
Helen Laverty, Lecturer, Nottingham University
Helen Mycock (representing Mencap until January 2012)
Jacky Vincent, Lead Nurse, Learning Disability & Forensic Services, Hertfordshire
Janet Cobb (Chair), Independent Consultant, Jan-Net Ltd
Jean Willson OBE, family carer
Joanna Goddard, Specialist Midwife for Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Women
Susan Bernhauser, Dean of the School of Human and Health Sciences, University of Huddersfield
Lisa Gregg Herrett, Assistant Director Quality and Staff Development, Choice Support
Marc Pratt, Intensive Health Outreach Team, NHS Gloucestershire
Matthew Hoghton, Champion in Learning Disabilities, Royal College of General Practitioners Clinical Innovation and Research Centre
Paula Brayinon, Director of Operations and Nursing, Calderstones
Peter Hasler, Deputy Director of Nursing, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Professor Robert Gates, Professional/Academic Lead, University of Hertfordshire
Stephan Brusch, Health Access Manager and Head of Learning Disability Development Team, NHS London
Steven Hardy, Training and Consultancy Manager, Estia Centre
Steven Rose, Chief Executive, Choice Support
Sue Hudson, Practice Development Lead, Suffolk Mental Health Partnership
Sue Turner, Improving Health and Lives Project Lead, National Development Team for Inclusion
Sue Beacock, Associate Dean Learning and Teaching, Hull University
Terri Dorman, Practice Development Nurse, Bedfordshire & Luton Partnership NHS Trust
Tricia Handley, Nursing Manager Adult Social Care, Camden
Vicky Stobbart, Service Manager - Learning Disability, Southwark

Northern Ireland

Anne Campbell, Operations Manager, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust
Barry Mills, Clinical & Therapeutic Service Manager, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust
Claire Knox, carer
Damian McAleer, Nurse Education Consultant, Beeches Management Centre
Donna Morgan, Locality Manager & Lead Nurse, Northern Health & Social Care Trust
Fiona Rowan, carer
Francis Rice (Chair), Director of Nursing, Southern Health & Social Care Trust
Garvin McKnight, Staff Nurse, Muckamore Abbey Hospital, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust
Gillian McMullen, Project Manager Bamford Monitoring Group, Patient Client Council (PCC)
Glynis Henry, Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Practice & Education Council (NIPEC)
John Mc Eleney, Assistant Director, Praxis Care NI
Maurice Devine, Nursing Officer (Mental Health, Learning Disability and Older People), Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety
Maureen Piggot, Director, Mencap Northern Ireland
Molly Kane, Regional Nurse Consultant Mental Health & Learning Disability, Public Health Agency
Neil Kelly, Operations Manager, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust
Professor Owen Barr, Head of School of Nursing, University of Ulster
Paula McLorinan, Consultant Child & Adolescent & Learning Disability Psychiatrist, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust
Peter Griffen, Discipline Lead, Learning Disability Nursing, Queen's University Belfast
Rosaleen Harkin, Assistant Director of Adult Services, Western Health & Social Care Trust
Thomasina Duff, Staff Nurse, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust


Andy Graham, Chair of the Scottish Community Learning Disability Nurses Network
Billy Pate, Scottish Community Learning Disability Nurses Network
Carol Dobson, Chief Nursing Officer, Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland
David Currie, Development Manager, Castlebeck Group Ltd
Elaine Kwiatek, Project Manager, Learning Disabilities Managed Care Network
Gillian Henderson, Mental Health and Suicide Risk Management Advisor, Scottish Prison Services
Hazel Powell, Programme Manager, NHS Lothian
Hugh Masters, Nursing Officer (Mental Health and Learning Disabilities), Scottish Government
Jonathan Gray, Nurse Consultant Learning Disabilities, NHS Highland
June Brown, Nurse Consultant Learning Disabilities/Clinical Lead for Learning Disability Services, NHS Grampian
Linda Allan, Nurse Consultant Learning Disabilities, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Margaret Serrels, Clinical Services Development Manager, NHS Lanarkshire
Mark Gillespie, Nurse Consultant Forensic Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Melanie Hornett (Chair), Nurse Director, NHS Lothian
Michael Brown, Nurse Consultant and Reader in Health and Social Care, NHS Lothian/Edinburgh Napier University
Rosemary Duffy, Scottish Prison Services
Selina Clinch, Programme Manager, Healthcare Improvement Scotland
Susanne Forrest, Programme Director, NHS Education for Scotland
Tommy Stevenson, Educational Project Manager, NHS Education for Scotland


Andy Bell, LDS Programme Manager, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Cheryl Evans, Head of Nursing, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
Christopher Griffiths, Consultant Nurse/Lecturer, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
Dave Hawkins, Lead Nurse Learning Disabilities, Hywel Dda Health Board
Hayley Tarrant, Head of Learning Disability Services, Powys Teaching Health Board
Jenifer Clarke, Nursing Officer/Public Health and Health Professions Department, Welsh Government
Julie Kendall (Chair), Lead Nurse for Learning Disability Services, Aneurin Bevan Health Board
Ian Mansell, Senior Lecturer, University of Glamorgan
Pete Jones, Clinical Governance Co-ordinator, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Dr Robert Jenkins, Divisional Head of Learning Disability, University of Glamorgan
Ruth Northway, Professor of Learning Disabilities, University of Glamorgan
Ruth Wyn Williams, Lecturer in Learning Disability Nursing/Lecturer (Welsh medium) in Nursing, Bangor University
Sharon Williams, Assistant Head of Specialist Services, Learning Disabilities Directorate, Aneurin Bevan Health Board


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