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A Lead Urology Oncology Cancer Nurse Specialist has been elected as the next president of the British Association of Urology Nurses (BAUN), helping new and existing specialist nurses in that field.

Emma Chappel, who is based at Southend Hospital, said: “I’m blown away. I absolutely love the work I do for BAUN. It’s an honour to lead the charity and to take the organisation forward.

“One of the big things we’re doing at the moment is developing the educational framework for urology nurses, which we hope to complete in the next year. This will help urology nurses – whether they are already quite experienced or if they are new to the speciality - to develop and progress. Urology is a very diverse specialty, there’s so much to learn.”

Emma begins her four-year term of office following BAUN’s annual conference later this month, where she will be vice-president for the first year before she becomes president, and will be continuing in her role at Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust.

Congratulating Emma on her election, Ria Borg, Deputy Director of Nursing for Surgery at Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust, said: “This is a very prestigious role which aims to promote and maintain the highest standards in the practice and development of urological nursing and patient care.”

BAUN is a registered charity which provides support and education for urology nurses and helps to set the national standards for the urology nursing.

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