Zarah Perry-Woodford

Registered General Nurse, MSc Advance practice (distinction), Non-medical prescriber

Consultant Nurse – Pouch and Stoma Care

Just want to say thanks for everything- stepping into the unknown was rather frightening but you made it so much easier for me.

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My first nursing role in 1999 was as a military nurse serving in the Royal Air Force on a general/colorectal ward. In 2002, I joined St Mark’s Hospital in London, spending 12 months as a Senior Staff Nurse on the colorectal ward before joining the stoma care department in 2003, working as a Stoma Care Nurse Specialist. My role was managing patients with stomas, ileoanal pouches, entercutaneous fistulae and those with intestinal failure.  

In 2005 I began developing and expanding the current ileoanal pouch service, providing expert care to patients with ileoanal pouches both pre and post operation. I currently run out-patient, nurse-led clinics and an e-mail and telephone advice line. I am involved with current pouch/stoma research, guideline and protocol development and have published in a variety of medical and nursing journals. As the department’s education lead, I also contribute to pre and post graduate nurse education, act as the stoma care nurse liaison for international observers and present at national and international conferences. In 2014 I became the Lead Nurse, providing  stoma care services for local, national and international patients with the aim to improve the patient experience for every patient undergoing stoma forming surgery.

I set up Zarah’s Independent Pouch Service (ZIPS LTD) in 2006 with my colleague Stephen Wright  to provide specialist stoma care services to private patients ensuring the package of care was implemented over weekends and bank holidays and to improve accessibility to stoma nurse resources.

Specialties

Stoma care, entercutaneous fistula and ileoanal pouch care
Stoma irrigation
Distal limb feeding
The patient experience
Service improvement and development

Recent publications

Warusavitarne J and Perry-Woodford Z (2018) Editor- The Ileoanal Pouch Springer Ltd London (awaiting print)

Essa M and Perry-Woodford Z (2017) Prescribing Guidelines for Adult Stoma Products, Products, Appliances and Accessories

Perry-Woodford ZL, Segal J, Clark S, Hart A and Perez de Arenaza A (2017) Assessing online information sources on ilealpouch-anal anastomosis. Gastrointestinal Nursing 15(1) 20-22.

Leo CA, Samaranayake S. Warusavitarne JH, Perry-Woodford ZL et al (2016) Initial experience of restorative proctocolectomy for ulcerative colitis by transanal total mesorectal rectal excision and single incision abdominal laparoscopic surgery. Colorectal Disease 18 1162-66

Perry-Woodford ZL (2016) Ileoanal Pouch Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis Gwasg Gomer Press, Ceredigion Wales

Professional memberships

Governance

Zarah’s Independent Pouch Service (ZIPS) LTD is registered with all major insurers and is fee assured.

A 60 minute new outpatient appointment is charged at £180 plus stoma appliance / accessory costs.

A follow up appointment is charged at £160 per hour or £90 per 30 minutes plus stoma appliance / accessory costs. 

Longer appointments for complex cases or second opinions are available.

I have full medical & professional indemnity with Royal College of Nursing. Certificate No: 1796946

Just want to say thanks for everything- stepping into the unknown was rather frightening but you made it so much easier for me.

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