Tracey qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1990 at Enfield and Haringey School of Nursing and worked on a surgical ward in Chase Farm Hospital. Moving back home to North Wales, Tracey has over 20 years perioperative experience initially as an anaesthetic/recovery nurse and then Practice Development Nurse. She currently works as Clinical Governance Lead Nurse in Glan Clwyd Hospital.
Tracey is a previous Chair of the RCN Perioperative Forum and served on the Committee until the end of her term of 8 years. Tracey was part of the development and implementation of Anaesthetic and Recovery modules in Bangor University and also the Never Events Taskforce for NHS England which led to the introduction of the National Safety Standards for Invasive Procedures (NatSSIPs)
She is a member of the Advisory Board for the Nursing Standard and has written chapters for the Oxford Handbook of Perioperative Practice
BARNA Education Lead
I have served on the BARNA committee since 1992 and believe strongly in the need to support and develop anaesthetic and post anaesthetic care nursing. Originally a history teacher, I became a Nightingale nurse, graduating from St Thomas’ in 1977 and since then have nursed for over 30 years both at home and abroad, specialising in intensive care and post anaesthetic care nursing.
Since retiring from leading the Perioperative Modules at Kingston University, I remained focussed on post anaesthetic care nursing both as the Education Lead for BARNA and as Chairman of the Steering Group for ICPAN (International Collaboration of Peri-Anaesthesia Nurses) leading to the creation of ICPAN as a formally constituted International Collaboration for Peri-Anaesthetic nurses in 2015. I have developed Learning and Teaching Resources in Airway, Breathing and Circulation for BARNA members and have initiated BARNA study days on Thermoregulation, Ethics and Law, Obesity, Revalidation as well as BARNA Talks Sessions on Paediatrics & PACU Staffing. In her spare times I lecture on Florence Nightingale.
IFNA County Representative
I started my musing career back in 1976 at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, then completed my SRN training at Greenwich District Hospital, qualifying in 1980. Immediately joining the operating department I found my passion for anaesthetic nursing and I completed my anaesthetic nursing ENB 182 at Kings College Hospital in 1982.
I retired from the NHS in 2020 after 44 years’ service, 37 of which in anaesthetic and recovery nursing. I now work in the private sector as an anaesthetic nurse which I am enjoying very much and I also continue to practice as an ALS Instructor.
I have a longstanding association with BARNA having held the position of Chair in the past for several years. I continue to be the CNR (Council of National Representatives) for IFNA (International Federation of Nurse Anaesthetists) and am an Executive Committee member.
I believe wholeheartedly in the recognition and development of anaesthetic and recovery nursing and feel privileged to work in this speciality.
After completing my Nurse training in 2004, I have worked in anaesthetics since the start of my career, progressing to the position of Senior Charge Nurse in Anaesthetics. I enjoy working in the speciality of anaesthesia as it provides the quick pace and need for fast thinking, along with the changing challenging environment that lets my creativity shine.
My aims are to develop and advance anaesthetic practice by helping to introduce the latest technology and innovations into the operating theatre, along with further progressing in my career.
Lucie qualified as a RN in 1998 at King’s College London. She initially worked on the Cardiothoracic surgical ward at St George’s NHS Trust, until she was asked to consider working in cardiothoracic recovery following placement there during her ENB 249. A move which has opened many doors. Since then she has worked within Cardiothoracic ITU, and as a Practice Educator covering the five inpatient recovery units at St George’s NHS Trust. During this time she was able to not only teach and support staff and students, but also gain experience in caring for patients recovering from a multitude of different procedures.
Lucie then moved to the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education at Kingston University and St George’s University of London where she has worked since 2010 initially as a senior lecturer, with her main focus on Post Anaesthetic Care. Now working as an Associate Professor, she is the lead for the Nursing Associate programme, but still continues to teach post anaesthetic care across the pre and post-registration programmes.
Lucie has represented BARNA nationally, most recently as a member of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine working party to develop Guidelines for Enhanced Care and is the BARNA representative in the Perioperative Care Collaboration.
Ex Officio Member
Jeremy Lodge has spent his career in public service [and voluntary work] as a manager and consultant, gaining his MBA in 1990 and MSc in Organisation Development in 2010. He is acting as an ex officio member supporting the Board of Trustees