Matt Brewer

Matt Brewer BSc (Hons), RN, RN(C) is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care.

Prior to working in Primary Care, Matt was a Senior Nurse in emergency care. Subsequently going on to work with hard-to-reach groups including the homeless, marginalised groups, refugees and asylum seekers.

Matt currently works in rural General Practice as well as the local Out of Hours Service and has a special interest in men’s health, paediatrics and urgent care.

Laura Gush

Dr Gush is a GP partner in South Wales, UK. She attended Oxford University and King’s College in London before completing her junior doctor in London and Surrey. She did her part 1 Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists membership exam, then spent a year working as a locum in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and in Accident & Emergency in various hospitals across the UK.

After this, she completed her GP specialty training in Buckinghamshire, taking a year out to work in rural healthcare in South Africa which gave her a broad range of new experiences and a skillset not normally experienced or learned in UK-based work.

She currently works in a large family practice in South Wales, where she is a partner. In her spare time she is a runner, triathlete, advocate for the physical and mental health benefits of exercise, physical activity and the outdoors, and a qualified personal trainer.

Fiona Elliott

Fiona Elliott (Nurse Consultant, EN, RGN, BSc (Hons), INP, Cert Ed) has worked in Dermatology for 30 years in a variety of roles.

She works in primary care for the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) with Professor Goodfield and Dr Latheef in Leeds.

Fiona currently chairs the Northern and Yorkshire biologics group and was the treasurer of the British Dermatology Nursing Group. She was also awarded the Dermatology Nurse of the year ‘stone award’ in 2015.

Ela Owen

Ela Owen is a final-year medical student at The University of Liverpool. She is currently on placement at the Countess of Chester Hospital preparing for her first year of being a doctor.

Ela took a year out of her medical studies to pursue her interest in sexual and reproductive health by completing a Master’s degree at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. As part of the course, she conducted research focusing on the progress made in genital herpes research in low- and middle-income countries over the last 20 years.

In addition to genital herpes, one of Ela’s particular interests within sexual and reproductive health includes improving access and quality of care for LGBTQ+ individuals.

In her spare time Ela loves wild swimming in the cold waters of North Wales and cooking Asian food for friends and family!

Alice Llambias-Maw

Alice Llambias-Maw graduated from the University of Newcastle Medical School in 2019 and is currently a Foundation Year 2 doctor working at Warrington Hospital. Alice plans to pursue training in Community Sexual and Reproductive Health (CSRH) following her completion of the foundation programme.

While at university, Alice volunteered with the charity Sexpression.UK providing sex and relationship education to secondary school pupils around the north east of England. Alice is particularly passionate about ensuring equitable access to sexual health education and services for all.

Alice is also a qualified scuba diving instructor who loves sharks and talking about marine conservation.

David Rook

Dr David Rook is a specialty trainee in Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) based in Liverpool, Merseyside.

Following his undergraduate medical degree at Barts and The London, David completed his foundation training in Manchester before moving to Liverpool in 2020.

David has always been passionate in SRH, with previous genitourinary medicine (GUM) experience in the Danish city of Aarhus and a year of Obstetrics & Gynaecology in Rotorua, New Zealand.

His speciality interests include GUM, benign gynaecology and abortion care.

In his spare time, he enjoys travel, cooking, long-distance running and hiking.

Nikki Kersey

Nikki Kersey is a Community Sexual Reproductive Health (CSRH) specialty trainee doctor, based at the Liverpool Women’s Hospital and at Abacus Sexual Health Clinic.

Nikki qualified from Leicester Medical School in 2012, and completed Foundation Training in Manchester in 2014. Following this, she worked for Health Education North West for one year as a leadership fellow, working to improve junior doctors’ working lives.

Prior to commencing specialty training, Nikki worked as an emergency department registrar in Australia for two years. In 2018, she volunteered for a medical clinic in Moria Refugee Camp in Greece.

Nikki has conducted research in Uganda, looking at women’s perceptions of local family planning services, and she is particularly interested in improving patient education and engagement in sexual health and contraceptive services.

Nikki enjoys travelling and hiking and is always looking for an excuse to get away, even if it is a rainy weekend in her campervan in the UK!

Paula Briggs

Dr Paula Briggs is a Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Health based at Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust.

Paula qualified from the University of Glasgow in 1987. She trained as a GP before moving to Liverpool in 1993 and worked in General Practice until 2012 and in Sexual Health until April 2020.

She is now devoted to delivery of women’s health care, research and education. Her main interest is menopause management with a particular interest in urogenital atrophy.

She has co-edited three books and one second edition, co-written an undergraduate textbook in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and a revision guide for MFSRH (Membership of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare), and written a patient booklet on menopause (recently translated into Chinese).

She is married with four children and enjoys running, golf, yoga, reading and cooking.

Victoria Harmer

Dr Victoria Harmer is a Consultant nurse, breast care at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. She manages 9 nurse specialists and is heavily involved in service delivery and improvement for both the screening and symptomatic breast services. She has published widely for nursing and medical journals, as well as editing the book ‘Breast Cancer Nursing Care and Management’. In addition, she has written several chapters in books and acted as medical adviser for radio, television and film. In 2013 she was awarded the Nursing Times Cancer Nursing award which represents excellence in nursing and patient care. Dr Harmer has worked with Marks and Spencer designing swimwear for the post mastectomy body, is a Trustee for charity Against Breast Cancer, co-chairs the Pan London breast nurse specialist group, is deputy chair for Europa Donna UK (the European breast cancer coalition), and a Medical Advisory Gorup for charity CoppaFeel!

Dr Harmer has a degree in nursing from Kings College, an MBA from Westminster Business School, a doctorate from Kings and is also an Associateship of Kings College.

Dr Harmer has worked with Marks and Spencer designing swimwear for the post mastectomy body, is a Trustee for charity Against Breast Cancer, co-chairs the Pan London breast nurse specialist group, and is deputy chair for Europa Donna UK (the European breast cancer coalition). Dr Harmer also facilitated the St Mary’s Breast Cancer Support Group for over 12 years and was a steering group committee member of the RCN Cancer and Breast Care nursing forum for 10 years.

Anna Cantlay

Dr Anna Cantlay BMBS BMEDSCI MRCGP DFSRH DRCOG DOCCMED is a London GP with a specialist interest in women health, care of the elderly and preventative health. In addition to her work in a busy London practice, she is also the Clinical Lead for Integrated Care for West London as well and the Associate Clinical Director of Brompton Health Primary Care Network.

Ahmed Kazmi

Dr Ahmed Kazmi is a GP and dermatology speciality doctor who splits time between London, England, and Perth, Australia. He obtained his undergraduate degree in medicine and surgery from the University of Birmingham and then carried out his junior doctor training at Imperial Deanery in London. He undertook his dermatology training at prestigious centres including the Royal London Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital. He has a special interest in psychodermatology and disorders of the scalp and hair. He is enthusiastic about medical education and regularly lectures on dermatology subjects. When he isn’t practicing general practice or dermatology, he moonlights as a stand-up comedian and cabaret artist. You can connect with him on twitter @drahmedkazmi.

Diane Newman

Diane K. Newman, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN, BCB-PMD is Adjunct Professor of Urology in Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. She is Co-Director of the Penn Center for Continence and Pelvic Health, Division of Urology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, in Philadelphia. Dr. Newman has 30+ years’ experience practicing as a urology nurse, since 2000, in the Division of Urology at PENN Medicine. Her current practice involves the evaluation, treatment, and management of urinary incontinence and related pelvic disorders including the use of biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders and catheters and other devices in the management of bladder dysfunction.

In addition to a clinical practice, she is involved in research, currently on the US government-funded Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (PLUS) Research Consortium.

She has been quoted frequently as an incontinence expert in top-tier media outlets like The New York Times, USA Today, O Magazine, Prevention and has co-authored many notable books book chapters and medical publications on the topic. She developed a urologic nursing curriculum for nurses to be certified as urology nurses for the Chinese Health Authority in Hong Kong and continues to provide observation and educational training for Hong Kong nurses.

She is the author of several books including Core Curriculum for Urologic Nursing and of Clinical Application of Urologic Catheters, Devices and Products.

Kevin Barrett

Dr Kevin Barrett has been General Practitioner in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire since 2002 and a Primary Care Commissioner since 2008. In November 2017, Kevin became chair of the Primary Care Society of Gastroenterology. He was the RCGP and Crohn’s and Colitis UK Lead Clinical Champion for the 2017–2020 Inflammatory Bowel Disease Spotlight Project.

GP Partner at New Road Surgery, RCGP Clinical Lead for Accreditation, Clinical Director of The Grand Union PCN, Chair of the Primary Care Society for Gastroenterology, Vice Chair of the Watford & Three Rivers Locality HVCCG.

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