Transplant Nurse Specialists

The pre-transplant Nurse Specialists are the primary contact for all patients referred for transplantation.  They are involved in the co-ordination and assessment of potential transplant recipients. In the case of the live donor team the assessment of potential living kidney donors here at the Oxford Transplant Centre acting as the donor advocate ensuring physical, psychological and social welfare.

The transplant nurse practitioner team was established in 2000 and is now made up of 6 nurses and a secretary. All the nurses have many years of experience on transplant wards here at in other hospitals prior to joining this team. Our main focus is to provide nursing support and clinical expertise for patients and their families once they have received an organ transplant.
We make up part of the multidisciplinary team caring for patients in transplant follow-up clinics both at the Churchill and at the regional hospitals in Swindon, Milton Keynes, Wycombe and Stoke Mandeville. As well as forming part of the clinic team, we also run a telephone query line for any transplant patient or family member who has a concern regarding issues related to their transplant.
The telephone number is 01865 228662. This line is open Monday to Friday 08.00 to 16.00 hours and there is an answering machine for messages to be left if we are not available to answer your call immediately.

The Transplant Research Nurse sees the patients who are enrolled in a trial when they come to clinics in order to arrange their blood tests and discuss any questions they may have regarding the trials and research projects. These trials will fall into categories of testing various anti-rejection medications, either new prior to licensing or already licensed drugs in a new regimen.

All the Specialist Nurses also participate in the on-call service co-ordinating arrangements for kidney, pancreas, islet and intestinal transplants. They are all experienced nurses and have a range of experience in renal, transplantation and Intensive Care nursing.

Live Donor Programme

Left to right: Nicki Hayward, Sandra Dix,
Clare Fisher

Sandra Dix
Team Leader, Advanced Nurse Practitioner
[contact Sandra]

Nicki Hayward
Specialist Nurse Practitioner
[contact Nicki]

Clare Fisher
Specialist Nurse Practitioner
[contact Clare]

Transplant Research

Sally Ruse
Transplant Research Nurse 
[contact Sally]

Kidney Recipient Programme

Clare Snelgrove
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
[contact Clare]

Pancreas Transplant Programme

 

Shirley Lockhart
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
[contact Shirley]

Simon Northover
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
[contact Simon]

Nurse Practitioners Post Transplant

Photo left to right:  Khush Panwar, Nikki Bandler, Ali Smith, Gloria Villa, Karen Turkmen. 
Inset image: Carolyn Knight, Secretary to Tx Nurse Practitioners
[contact Carolyn]

Intestinal Transplant programme

Lydia Holdaway
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
[contact Lydia]

Islet Transplant Programme

Rob Crookston
Advanced Nurse Practitioner,
[contact Rob]

Wytham Ward

The Wytham Ward is a 20 bedded transplant ward where patients are cared for whilst undergoing assessment for a transplant and preparation for their transplant operation.  Other patients cared for on this ward are those needing acute post transplantation care and recovery, re-admission for transplant complications and renal patients requiring high dependency care or monitoring.

We need everyone's help. Turn good intentions into action and sign up today by visiting the
Raising funds for the sole benefit of the Oxford Transplant Centre....
Raising funds for the sole benefit of the Oxford Transplant Centre....
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The pre-transplant Nurse Specialists are the primary contact for all patients referred for transplantation.  They are involved in the co-ordination and assessment of potential transplant recipients. In the case of the live donor team the assessment of potential living kidney donors here at the Oxford Transplant Centre acting as the donor advocate ensuring physical, psychological and social welfare.

The transplant nurse practitioner team was established in 2000 and is now made up of 6 nurses and a secretary. All the nurses have many years of experience on transplant wards here at in other hospitals prior to joining this team. Our main focus is to provide nursing support and clinical expertise for patients and their families once they have received an organ transplant.
We make up part of the multidisciplinary team caring for patients in transplant follow-up clinics both at the Churchill and at the regional hospitals in Swindon, Milton Keynes, Wycombe and Stoke Mandeville. As well as forming part of the clinic team, we also run a telephone query line for any transplant patient or family member who has a concern regarding issues related to their transplant.
The telephone number is 01865 228662. This line is open Monday to Friday 08.00 to 16.00 hours and there is an answering machine for messages to be left if we are not available to answer your call immediately.

The Transplant Research Nurse sees the patients who are enrolled in a trial when they come to clinics in order to arrange their blood tests and discuss any questions they may have regarding the trials and research projects. These trials will fall into categories of testing various anti-rejection medications, either new prior to licensing or already licensed drugs in a new regimen.

All the Specialist Nurses also participate in the on-call service co-ordinating arrangements for kidney, pancreas, islet and intestinal transplants. They are all experienced nurses and have a range of experience in renal, transplantation and Intensive Care nursing.

Live Donor Programme

Left to right: Nicki Hayward, Sandra Dix,
Clare Fisher

Sandra Dix
Team Leader, Advanced Nurse Practitioner
[contact Sandra]

Nicki Hayward
Specialist Nurse Practitioner
[contact Nicki]

Clare Fisher
Specialist Nurse Practitioner
[contact Clare]

Transplant Research

Sally Ruse
Transplant Research Nurse 
[contact Sally]

Kidney Recipient Programme

Clare Snelgrove
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
[contact Clare]

Pancreas Transplant Programme

 

Shirley Lockhart
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
[contact Shirley]

Simon Northover
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
[contact Simon]

Nurse Practitioners Post Transplant

Photo left to right:  Khush Panwar, Nikki Bandler, Ali Smith, Gloria Villa, Karen Turkmen. 
Inset image: Carolyn Knight, Secretary to Tx Nurse Practitioners
[contact Carolyn]

Intestinal Transplant programme

Lydia Holdaway
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
[contact Lydia]

Islet Transplant Programme

Rob Crookston
Advanced Nurse Practitioner,
[contact Rob]

Wytham Ward

The Wytham Ward is a 20 bedded transplant ward where patients are cared for whilst undergoing assessment for a transplant and preparation for their transplant operation.  Other patients cared for on this ward are those needing acute post transplantation care and recovery, re-admission for transplant complications and renal patients requiring high dependency care or monitoring.

We need everyone's help. Turn good intentions into action and sign up today by visiting the
Raising funds for the sole benefit of the Oxford Transplant Centre....
Raising funds for the sole benefit of the Oxford Transplant Centre....