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ERIC has appointed Dr Anne Wright as their new President.

Nationally, Anne is a member of the clinical guideline group for the NICE guidelines on enuresis and spent nine years as Chair of ERIC’s Professional Advisory Committee (PAC). Internationally, she sits on the Board of the International Children’s Continence Society.

Anne said: “I am delighted to be able to continue to work with ERIC which is an organisation I hold in high esteem and which achieves so much for children and parents with continence issues in the UK and indeed the rest of the world.”

Anne has worked in the children’s bladder service at Evelina London Children's Hospital (Guy’s and St Thomas’) since 1996. She was appointed consultant in charge in 2003. Anne also spends a day a week working in the community in Southwark with responsibility for the bladder and bowel clinic as well as physical and learning disabilities, neurodevelopmental disorders (autistic spectrum disorders, ADHD) and child protection.

I am delighted to be able to continue to work with ERIC which is an organisation I hold in high esteem. - ERIC's new President, Dr Anne Wright.  

Lorna Montgomery, ERIC’s Chair of Trustees said: “The benefit of Anne’s input is enormous as she is at the forefront of research for paediatric continence care and this will help to take our strategic thinking to the next level. It is a challenging time for continence services and we must be ahead of the game to give the people who most need our help, the support they need.”

New chair for ERIC's Professional Advisory Committee

Anne will be succeeded as ERIC’s PAC Chair by Janet Wootton, a registered nurse and midwife with 35 years’ experience of working for the NHS. Janet works at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital as a Deputy Clinical Nurse Specialist for Paediatric Bladder Services. 

Janet said: "I have worked with, and been supported by, ERIC for over 15 years and I am delighted to have been selected to be the chair of the Professional Advisory Committee (PAC). The services provided by ERIC are excellent; they provide invaluable support for children, young people and their families. The impact on patients and their families is enormous and should not be underestimated. I will endeavour to help drive the service forward, such that we continue to be a logical ‘go to’ support service for bowel and bladder health issues.”