Mrs Fiona Barber
I qualified as a nurse in 1983 from Guys Hospital in London and worked in A&E as a staff nurse at the North Middlesex Hospital and whilst my children were small, part time in the A&E department at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, Berkshire. During the 1990’s I also worked part-time at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine as a Research Nurse collecting data for a number of diverse clinical studies such as CJD, Precocious Puberty and Breast Cancer. In 1999, I joined the Haemodialysis Unit at the Royal Berkshire Hospital as a staff nurse, taking the short course in Renal Nursing in 2002.
In 2003, I joined the Haemodialysis Unit at the Churchill Hospital as a Senior Staff Nurse with a special interest in anaemia management. In 2005, I commenced my Masters in Clinical Health Care studies at Oxford Brookes University studying advanced history taking and physical assessment as well as modules on Clinical Decision Making, Leadership and Management and Education.
In 2006 I was promoted to Sister and was tasked with setting up and managing a new haemodialysis satellite unit at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. This unit was opened in May 2009 and I was responsible for the day to day running and management of this Unit.
In 2010, I graduated from Oxford Brookes University having passed my Masters.
In November 2012, I joined the Urology Nurse Practitioner team at the Churchill and am now responsible for pre assessment of patients prior to surgery and Lithotripsy. In October 2012, I will begin my training on TRUS biopsy of the prostate.