Tarnya Hulme has been a Urology Nurse Consultant at University Hospital South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust since 2001. Originally she trained as an enrolled nurse and was one of the first to convert from EN to RGN in 1981. Since this time she has completed a BSc nursing degree and a Masters in Clinical Nursing at Manchester University.
Tarnya has worked at South Manchester since 1984 and in Urology since 1988. She developed the extended role of the urology nurse many years ago and has always retained her roots in clinical responsibilities. Having reached what she sees as the pinnacle of her career she continues to lead and develop the nurse led service in Urology as the Nurse Consultant.
For many years she was a council member of the British Association of Urology Nurses and sat on the educational sub group for the Association. This group looked at educational needs of urology nurses and produced training packages and master classes at the annual conference. Research guides the educational group and BAUN as an association and Tarnya, along with others members of the sub group, published a piece of research in the first ever International Journal of Urology. The research was a baseline description of the research, clinical practice and development needs of urology nurses in the United Kingdom (2007).
Tarnya has worked in collaboration on the discharge preparation study 2006-2008 at the Trust. Her other interests are psychological support for urology patients and she has had an input into the SAGE and THMYE training module developed at South Manchester.