Helen Hurst (UK)

Helen Hurst has worked in the NHS for over 25 years. From 2000 she worked as an advanced nurse practitioner in renal medicine within Manchester University Foundation (MFT) Trust, specialising in peritoneal dialysis. Her most recent appointment of Consultant Nurse for Older People and Frailty is a joint clinical and academic position within the Trust and Manchester University. She is also part of a strategic alliance with Manchester Metropolitan University to develop education and is developing masters levels courses for frailty and older people. She is the clinical lead for the renal course at Manchester University and was instrumental in re-establishing it 3 years ago. She has been involved in research and completed a PhD in 2011 in patient experience of Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis but has collaborated on many research projects and is a regular reviewer for specialist and nursing journals. She is current Vice President of the British Renal Society Education Committee. She has co-authored some of the ISPD guidelines for Peritoneal Dialysis. She has formulated a renal patient research group and is interested in patient involvement and collaboration in research. She has worked with NICE on a clinical guideline and is now a clinical expert for NICE. She has presented nationally and internationally. She has recently completed a CLAHRC fellowship undertaking a project on open visiting and has recently been awarded an MFT post-doctoral senior clinical academic fellowship an opportunity to continue research in older people and chronic kidney disease. As a nominated research champion Helen is interested in research capacity building and engaging nurses and AHP’s in research.