Current NHIVNA Committee
|Shaun Watson||Chair||Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London|
|Elizabeth Foote||Chair-elect||Liverpool Community Health Trust|
|Andy Marshall||Honorary Secretary||Zachary Merton Hospital, Rustington|
|Linda Panton||Honorary Treasurer||Western General Hospital, Edinburgh|
|Daini Flower||New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton|
|Joe Phillips||Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London|
|Kemoh Rogers||Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge and Chelmsford)|
|Kirstie Salthouse||Northern Care Alliance – North Manchester General Hospital|
|Matt Wills||Homerton University Hospital, London|
|Christina Antoniadi||Co-opted Trustee||Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London|
|Jill Williams||Co-opted Trustee||Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust|
|Garry Brough||Community||Positively UK|
Joining the NHIVNA Executive Committee
To become a member of the NHIVNA Executive Committee, you will need to be a NHIVNA member and stand for election. Elections are held each year in the spring and the results announced at the NHIVNA Annual General Meeting held at the NHIVNA Annual Conference. For details of the timetable, please contact the Secretariat at email@example.com.
Chair 2017 - 2020
After more than 20 years working within HIV nursing, I welcome the opportunity to bring this knowledge and expertise into the service of NHIVNA. My experience ranges from specialist units to ward and hospice management, via positive self-management training, adherence support and teaching. I work within the, now huge, Central London Community Healthcare trust – three primary care trusts rolled into one, with more changes and some uncertainty on the horizon. However, within these changing times there will be the exciting prospect of promoting and advancing the role of the CNS through a new central London service. My main objective within the executive will be to represent and support the HIV specialist nurse and other community nurses, and I am already involved in shaping the NHIVNA competencies for community nurses. In addition, I am delighted to have been offered a place on the HIV Nursing Editorial Board: we sometimes forget the wealth of knowledge and experience embodied in our work, and putting it down in print is valuable learning.
I started my career in HIV in 1996 at Addenbrookes hospital, Cambridge, on their Infectious diseases unit and then moved to Mildmay Hospital in London. At this time much of my work was palliative. It was an honour and a privilege to look after my patients. I worked as an HIV nurse in Phnom Penh, Cambodia for three years between 2002-2005. I helped support a team of Cambodian nurses and was involved in a HIV community home care project in the slums where we had approximately 350 HIV positive patients on our list at any one time. The three years were incredibly hard, witnessing people die in the most inhumane and raw ways, but extremely rewarding too. I worked as a Macmillan nurse for four years then worked as the clinical team leader for the community HIV nurse specialist team in Liverpool where we looked after complex patients with HIV. In August 2020, I started in my new post as Clinical Services Manager for Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust managing two community specialist teams, the HIV community team and the Chronic Fatigue/ME team. I have a Masters in Drug Use and Addiction and I am a Non-Medical prescriber. I believe in equity for all people and am passionate about working with vulnerable and stigmatized groups.
Honorary Secretary 2019 – 2022
I am Charge Nurse at the Sussex Beacon, where I have worked since 1995. I have witnessed the unfolding challenges of HIV care. An independent charity, the Sussex Beacon maintains collaborative links with the wider network of HIV agencies, and I maintain close working relationships with colleagues beyond the Sussex Beacon. As a clinician, I am interested in complex case management and the impact of new diagnoses of HIV amongst older people. I am committed to governance and audit and view these as opportunities to learn. Having achieved a master's degree in psychology, I retain an interest in research.
Honorary Treasurer 2018 - 2021
I have worked with HIV patients in Edinburgh for the last twenty years so have a lot of experience, particularly working with chaotic drug users. I began my career as a staff nurse in a 14 bedded HIV unit and progressed to the role I am currently in as clinical nurse specialist. I have a variety of roles but delivering excellent patient care remains my priority. I enjoyed being on NHIVNA subcommittee when study days were held in Scotland and I would like to be considered for election to ensure Scotland remains represented at NHIVNA.
I am an HIV Clinical Nurse Specialist in Wolverhampton having recently passed my Non-Medical Prescribing qualification. Prior to this I worked for 8 years as an Integrated Sexual Health Nurse in Shropshire, working across sexual health and HIV services. I have a passion for working within HIV services, making positive changes within my clinical area to improve the provision of care for vulnerable patients, addressing stigmas that are often associated with HIV by utilising the knowledge gained from NHIVNA, international conferences and my working experiences. As a member of the NIVNHA Committee I aim to provide support, encouragement and mentorship to those new to the area of HIV nursing, ensuring that as healthcare professionals we promote the benefits and rewarding opportunities that HIV services have to offer.
I have been an HIV nurse for 10 years and a member of NHIVNA since 2010. Beginning my career at North Manchester’s ID unit, I have subsequently worked in Liverpool and, since 2013, at Chelsea and Westminster, where I am currently a Nurse Practitioner at 56 Dean Street and manage a cohort of HIV/HEP C co-infected patients. I have previously been a trustee at George House Trust, Manchester.
I worked as ward-based HIV nurse specialist from and then clinical nurse specialist in outpatient clinics from 1999 to 2010 before taking up full time lecturer position with Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford and Cambridge from May 2010 where I was Senior Lecturer in Public Health. I moved to University of East Anglia in October 2017. I am Associate Professor in Nursing Sciences and organise and teach undergraduate and postgraduate modules including research supervision. I am passionate about research activities aimed at maintaining and improving patients’ care including those living with HIV and their partners.
I am Ward Manager of the Regional Infectious Diseases Unit in Manchester, which provides specialist HIV inpatient care. Since qualifying in 2012, I have had various roles within HIV care in London, Sheffield and Manchester. I joined NHIVNA in 2012 and was delighted when I was awarded a research award for my innovative teaching method around HIV awareness in non-traditional settings. I am passionate about patient advocacy and nurse education. I would like to bring the voice of the inpatient nurse to the NHIVNA Executive Committee to address issues of late diagnosis and improved outcomes for people living with HIV.
Matt Wills has worked as Social Care Coordinator at Homerton University Hospital since 2010, working alongside the clinic and community nursing team in providing social care support in conjunction with third sector providers. He is also a trustee at The Food Chain, a charity who deliver meals and groceries, offer cookery and nutrition classes, and communal eating opportunities to people living with HIV in London. Prior to this Matt worked for Staffordshire Buddies for nine years as a Welfare Benefits and Housing advice worker.
Christina Antoniadi was born and raised in Greece where she gained her Bachelor in Nursing. She also holds a Bachelor in Communications, Media and Culture. She is working as a Junior Sister / Charge Nurse at the inpatient HIV ward Ron Johnson of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. She has worked in a variety of settings but most enjoyed working in the Drug Consumption Room "Ulysses" (2013 - 2015) and coordinating the women's group "EATG4Women" (2017-2018). She inspired the "AskTheHIVNurse / Talk2TheHIVNurse" campaign that Shaun Watson and the executive committee has passionately adopted and is running for 2020, the Year of the Nurse.
I have worked with people living with HIV since 2002. I originally worked on a busy infectious disease unit and then as a specialist blood borne virus nurse. I am still working in that role today which I find a pleasure and a challenge. I have a keen interest in HIV research and teaching. I love actively being involved and contributing to improving quality of life for the individuals I work with and at a wider level as a member of the NHIVNA executive committee.
Diagnosed with HIV in 1991, I have championed patient involvement and peer support since co-founding the Bloomsbury Network in 1999. I’ve worked in both the NHS and HIV charities such as Terrence Higgins Trust and Positively UK, where I currently lead on peer learning, partnerships and policy. I have served as a community representative on BHIVA, BASHH and BMA committees and currently sit on the London Fast Track Cities Initiative Leadership Group and London HIV Clinical Forum. I am thrilled to join the NHIVNA Executive Committee, as I believe that when we talk about prioritizing patient-centred care, Nurses are and will continue to be key in delivering that care for people with HIV.
Previous Executive Committee Members
A thank you to all our previous members, without whom NHIVNA wouldn't have grown into the organisation it is today.
Nathaniel Brito-Ault (Chair)
Michelle Croston (Chair)
Sandra Davies (Co-Chair)
Jo Kepple (Chair)
Sheila Morris (Chair)
Nicky Perry (Chair)