Mrs Liz Bruen
Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) BSGE accredited centre
RN; PG Dip Advanced Perioperative Practice; Nurse Sonographer; Nurse Hysteroscopist; Surgical Assistant
"Spire provides an excellent environment to enable provision of a high standard of care designed for the individual. I have always enjoyed the time I spend here and look forward to this increasing."
I am an Endometriosis Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS at the University Hospital of Wales and have been in post since 2006. I am a member of a multidisciplinary team in a tertiary referral BSGE accredited centre providing care for women with endometriosis in Wales. As part of my role I have developed skills to enhance the assessment and management of the multifactorial aspects of this condition and how it affects your quality of life. I am the Endometriosis CNS of the Spire multidisciplinary team which provides the only private BSGE accredited centre in Wales.
I specialise in Endometriosis and pelvic pain. I am involved in all aspects of care from diagnosis; medical and surgical management. As a BSGE accredited centre I support the input of your symptoms and surgical details data to the database.
I also offer a clinic to enable a greater understanding and awareness, in depth analysis of symptoms, evaluation of impact and response of previous management options, assessment of current symptoms and concerns, development of a care plan and strategy to enable improved quality of life.
I have offered a self referral, GP or Consultant referral, since 2007 in the NHS. This clinic was designed primarily to enable time to discuss all aspects and concerns of Endometriosis as each person needed. Audit and service review has clearly identified the benefits to the individual for greater understanding, improved self management, control and quality of life.
I am a member of the Endometriosis Clinical Nurse Specialist British Society of Gynaecology Endoscopy (BSGE) subcommittee since 2016. I was the nurse lead for the Endometriosis Task and Finish Group charged by the Welsh assembly to review service provision and access in Wales. I am a member of Strategy Advisory Group (London) to review endometriosis patient experience in England and Wales.
COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire Cardiff Hospital.
RN / Bristol Royal Infirmary / 1986
Through my role as an Endometriosis CNS I have instigated many changes in practice to improve the womens quality of life and access to service.
I was the lead nurse on the 2018 Task and Finish group created by Welsh Government to assess current endometriosis service provision, and identify any issues that may be affecting girls and women satisfaction and access to service.
I am currently a member of NCEPOD: Endometriosis Study Advisory Group which will analyse current access and service provision for all with endometriosis in England and Wales.
Endometriosis and Pelvic Clinical Nurse Specialist; Nurse Sonographer; Nurse Hysteroscopist; Advanced Laparoscopic Surgical Assistant
I am family focused and am lucky to have lovely relationships with my children, brothers and sisters. My life is very focused around my dog, Cass, who kindly lets me live with him, my motorhome, Flo, travelling to muddy fields and listening to live music. I am fortunate to have a great friend network who although they may not share my taste in music will tolerate it with grace. I walk every day aiming for the magic 10,000 steps and love to work out in the gym but equally enjoy cooking and eating, particularly in my garden.