Meet the team

Consultants

Miss Ceri Beaton, Lead Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon

Mr Mark Cartmell – Colorectal Consultant Surgeon

Mrs Katie Cross – Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

Mr Iain Bain – Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

Dr Jenny MacPherson – Consultant Radiologist

Dr James Aldred – Consultant Radiologist

Dr A Davis – Lead for Bowel Cancer Screening locally / Lead Clinician for the Endoscopy Unit

Dr Melanie Osborne – Consultant Clinical Oncologist

Dr Juliette Hamilton – Consultant Medical Oncologist

Nurses

Karen Day – Colorectal Professional and Clinical Lead

Caroline Smith – Colorectal/Stoma Care Nurse

Denise Sanders – Colorectal/Stoma care Nurse

Teresa Woodward – Colorectal/Stoma Care Nurse

Jo Tucker – Colorectal/Stoma Nurse

Debbie Elston – Colorectal/Stoma Nurse

Mandy Rimmer-Gray – Colorectal/Stoma Nurse

Admin

Katherine Johnson – Colorectal/Stoma Care Secretary

Sue Sanders – Colorectal MDT Co-Ordinator

Gwennan Atkinson – Assistant Colorectal MDT Co-Ordinator

Alison Ravenhill – Medical Secretary to Mr Anjum Arain  – Consultant Colorectal Surgeon and Miss Ceri Beaton Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

Amanda Roberts – Medical Secretary to Mrs Katie Cross – Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

Danielle Dawson – Medical Secretary to Mr Mark Cartmell – Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

Gina Reed – Colorectal Admin support Worker

Joanna Knight – Colorectal Admin Support Worker

 

Miss Ceri Beaton

Consultant Lead Colorectal Surgeon

Ceri BeatonCeri Beaton is a Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon. She manages patients with bowel cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and diverticular disease, offering both open and laparoscopic surgery, as well as treating anorectal disorders such as haemorrhoids, fistulas and fissures and general conditions such as hernias.

Ceri initially trained at the University of Nottingham Medical School, before working as a junior doctor in Taunton, Derby and South Wales. She then completed her registrar training in South Wales working in Cardiff, Swansea and Newport and participated in the Welsh Colorectal Laparoscopic training scheme. Ceri then undertook a fellowship at St Mark’s Hospital, a national and international referral centre for intestinal and colorectal disorders. Working with Professor John Northover, Professor Robin Phillips and Ms Carolynne Vaizey she gained experience in the management of complex colorectal cancer, complex perianal fistulas and intestinal failure.

She has undertaken research and published articles concerning the management of early colorectal cancer, the management of complex colorectal cancer, the management of gastrointestinal lymphoma and has an interest in the training of junior surgeons.

Mr Mark T Cartmell

MBBS,MA, MD, DTM&H, FRCS(Eng) FRCS(Gen)

Consultant Surgeon and Coloproctologist

Clinician for Colorectal Surgery

Following his undergraduate training at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and Kings College Hospital, London his junior surgical training was in London and the South West. His research Doctorate in Plymouth and his senior surgical training has been conducted primarily in Trusts in the South West. His sub speciality Colorectal training included Bristol Royal Infirmary with Paul Durdey, Mike Thomas and Paul Sylvester. North Bristol, including laparoscopic training with Tony Dixon and a laparoscopic Colorectal Fellowship at the Basingstoke Colorectal Unit and Pelican Centre with Tom Cecil, Brendan Moran and Professor Bill Heald. This Unit was where the TME operation for rectal cancer originated and has since become the base of the National TME-Multidisciplinary team training. It is also where the UKs Laparoscopic Colorectal Clinical Immersion training course began, which Mark was integrally involved in setting up.

Mark has completed research and published work from various areas of surgery including general topics, pancreatology, paediatrics and of course, laparoscopic/colorectal work. He is the Trust Director of Research. He is a trainer with the National Training Programme in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery (Lapco). He is a member of the Association of Colo-proctolgy of Great Britain and Ireland, the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland and the European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons.

Mrs Katie Cross

Consultant Surgeon

Mrs Katie Cross qualified in 1994 from St Thomas’s Hospital in London. She trained in General surgery through St Georges Hospital Tooting and Bristol Royal Infirmary. She undertook research into the effect of Epidural on the colon at University of Bristol. As a Specialist Registrar she rotated throughout almost all the hospitals in the southwest. She gained Laparoscopic experience at Frenchay Hospital, Bristol by one of the country’s leading laparoscopic surgeons and took part in LAPCO, the national laparoscopic training programme. She specialises in bowel cancer offering all open and laparoscopic surgery tailored to the patient’s needs. She has an interest in benign anal conditions such as anal fissures, fistulas and haemorrhoids offering stapled haemorrhoidectomy. As Lead for all Cancer services for North Devon District Hospital, she is greatly involved in optimising patient care at all levels.

Mr Iain Bain

Colorectal Consultant Surgeon

Dr Jenny MacPherson MB ChB FRCR

Consultant Radiologist

Dr Jenny MacPherson trained in Radiology in Southampton and graduated from Manchester Medical School.  Her specialist interest is in abdominal imaging.

Dr Andrew Davis

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Dr Melanie Osborne

Consultant Clinical Oncologist

Karen Day RGN, Dip N, MSc Colorectal Professional and Clinical Lead  

Registered General Nurse (RGN), ENB 998 (Teaching and Assessing Certificate), ENB 980 (Principles in Stoma Care), ENB 216 (Principles of Stoma Management), RSA Certificate in Counselling Skills, Diploma In Health Care Studies, MSc Integrated Health.

Karen qualified in 1993 at North Devon District Hospital and was appointed as a staff nurse in Gynaecology/General Surgery. Having studied on two stoma care courses, Karen was appointed to the Stoma/Breast Care Nurse post in 1996. Having attained the Diploma in Health Care, Karen was promoted to the post of Colorectal/Stoma Clinical Nurse Specialist in 2006, and studied for her Masters Degree. Karen set up nurse-led clinics for colorectal cancer follow up in 2010. Her professional interests include patients expectations of cancer follow up and holding regular patient coffee mornings to discuss service improvements.

Caroline Smith (Caz) RGN BSc – Colorectal/Stoma Care Nurse

Registered General Nurse (RGN) 1999, ENB 980 (Principles in Stoma Care), (ILM) VRQ Certificate in Team leading, A1 Vocational Assessors award, HEA369 Mentorship, City and Guilds 3707 (The further and adult education teaching certificate).

Caz qualified in 1999 at North Devon District Hospital and was appointed as a staff nurse in General Surgery whilst continuing to study. In 2001 she obtained a secondment to Community Nursing at a GP practice in North Devon for 6 months. In August 2007, following maternity leave Caz was appointed as a Stoma Care Nurse at North Devon District Hospital. Her special professional interest is the education of other healthcare professionals, patients and their families.

Denise Sanders RGN, DipN, BSc – Colorectal/Stoma Care Nurse

Diploma in Nursing (Adult), Teaching and Assessing in practice BSc, NURC 309 Specialist Cancer Care, Principles of GI Nursing HEAC 372.

Denise qualified in 2002 through the University of Plymouth and was appointed as a Staff Nurse at North Devon District Hospital. In 2004 Denise worked in General Medicine at Frenchay Hospital, Bristol and then relocated back to the North Devon District Hospital working on a General Surgical ward whilst continuing to study. Her special professional interests include the development of competencies for healthcare professionals and support for patients undergoing treatments for colorectal cancer.

Teresa Woodward RGN, BSc (Hons) – Colorectal/Stoma Care Nurse

Registered General Nurse (RGN), BSc (Hons) Health Studies

ENB 998 (Teaching and Assessing Certificate), A1 Assessors Award, HEA 276 (the Practice and Principles of Infection Control, NURC309 (Specialist Cancer Care Course), Foundations in Stoma Care, HEAD340 (Stoma Care), HEAC372 (Gastro Intestinal Nursing Course) and Degree in Health Studies.

Teresa qualified in 1991 at Poole General Hospital. In 1992 she was appointed as a staff nurse in surgical paediatrics in a British Military Hospital in Germany. In 1994 Teresa worked as an agency nurse at Frimley Park Hospital and Maidstone General Hospital and in 1998 appointed as a staff nurse in general surgery at North Devon District Hospital. In September 2011 Teresa was appointed as a Colorectal/Stoma Care Nurse. Her professional interests include nurse led cancer follow up.

Jo Tucker RGN BSc (Hons) – Colorectal/Stoma Nurse

Jo TuckerRegistered General Nurse (RGN), BSc (Hons) Health Studies, ENB 998 (Teaching and Assessing Certificate), ENB 980 (Principles in Stoma Care), HEAC 332 (Care of the Critically Ill Adult), HEAB 394 (Evidence Based Practice), HEAB 396 (Diabetes Mellitus), NURC 309 (Specialist Cancer Care).

Jo qualified in 1997 through the University of Plymouth and was appointed as a staff nurse in General Surgery at the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.  In 2013 Jo was successful in obtaining a 10 month secondment as a Stoma Care Nurse covering maternity leave, later the same year this position was made permanent.  Her professional interests include oncology and patient support groups.

Debbie Elston RGN, BSc (Hons) Nursing – Colorectal/Stoma Care Nurse

debbie elstonDebbie Qualified in 2001 through Middlesex University with BSc (Hons) in Nursing, training at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, London.

Once Qualified she was appointed as a Staff Nurse at St Thomas’s Hospital, London, on a rotational post where she worked in a care of the elderly ward and then onto an Upper GI surgical ward.

In 2004 Debbie then went on to work at Chase Farm Hospital in Enfield, Middlesex on a day surgery unit.
She relocated back to North Devon in 2007 and was appointed as a staff nurse and has worked on 2 general surgical ward specialising in all surgery (except orthopaedics).

She was then appointed as a Colorectal/ Stoma Care Nurse in 2020.

Her professional interests include education and support for patients and their families undergoing all types of Colorectal treatment.

Mandy Rimmer-Gray – Colorectal/Stoma Care Nurse

Katherine Johnson – Colorectal/Stoma Care Secretary

Katherine JohnsonKathrine joined the trust in November 2017. Her previous post was as an administrator for Virgin Care Ltd. She has worked as the colorectal nursing secretary since 2018.

 

 

Sue Sanders – Colorectal MDT Co-Ordinator

Sue has worked as the Colorectal MDT Co-ordinator since 2006 and worked within Medical Records for four years prior to this.  Sue is responsible for tracking the cancer patients journey to ensure that each patient is seen, investigated, diagnosed and treated in accordance with the Department of Health Standards and cancer waiting time targets.  She is also responsible for co-ordinating the Colorectal MDT (colorectal multidisciplinary meeting) and recording cancer data for audit purposes.

Alison Ravenhill – Medical Secretary to Mr Anjum Arain – Consultant Colorectal Surgeon and Miss Ceri Beaton – Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

Alison has worked at NDDH since 1993, but joined the colorectal team from Paediatrics in 2007.  Her job is to provide secretarial support to the consultant and to act as a point of contact for patients for any queries/concerns regarding their care or treatment.

 

 

Amanda Roberts – Medical Secretary to Mrs Katie Cross – Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

Amanda moved from Buckinghamshire to North Devon in June 2009 having worked for Community Paediatricians for 6 years and a Clinical Research organisation for 2 years.  Her job is to organise the schedule of the Consultant Surgeon as well as be a main point of contact for the patients and departments both inside and outside of the Trust.

 

Danielle Dawson – Medical Secretary to Mr Mark Cartmell – Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

Danielle has worked at NDDH since 2001 but started working for Mr Cartmell in 2007 after completing the BSMS Certificate in Medical Secretarial Studies. Her job is to provide secretarial support to Mr Cartmell as well as being the main point of contact for patients and departments who have any queries regarding each patient’s care and pathway.

Lisa Treml – Medical Secretary to Mr Iain Bain, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

Last updated: March 1, 2022