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Andrew Bird – Clinical Trustee

Andrew lives in Derbyshire with his wife Julie and the youngest of their four grown-up children.

Andrew became a Registered Nurse in 2002 and has since gained experience in Nottinghamshire, within the fields of colorectal surgery, critical care and pain management before taking on the role of Lead Stoma Care Nurse at the Queen’s Medical Centre (QMC) in Nottingham in 2015. Since then, he has worked with ostomates, nurses, industry and support groups towards improving the lives of those living with a stoma.

He has been actively involved with Association of Stoma Care Nurses UK (ASCN) as an area representative and with the World Council of Enterostomal Therapists (WCET) scientific committee prior to becoming Honorary Treasurer for ASCN in 2019 and then Chair in 2021.

Andrew was awarded the British Journal of Nursing Stoma Care Nurse of the Year award 2019 for his work in developing a seven-day stoma care service at the QMC. In 2019 Andrew also commenced in his current role as Clinical Lead for Connect Prescription Services at Fittleworth Medical Limited.

Andrew is thrilled to be joining Colostomy UK as Clinical Trustee and to be involved in this exciting period of development that the charity is undergoing.

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