Tatenda Marunda ACP RN
Lead Practitioner for Pelvic Floor Unit
Tatenda Marunda is the Lead Advanced Practitioner in the Pelvic Floor Unit. She manages all practitioners in the Physiology and Biofeedback Unit. Having completed Nurse Training with City University in 2006, she has worked at Barts Health NHS Trust since 2004. Post-qualification, she developed a keen interest in gut motility. In 2009 she was appointed as the first Upper GI Physiology Clinical Nurse Specialist under the supervision of Professor Aziz, Professor Daniel Sifrim and Dr Esturo Yazaki. To expand her knowledge on Physiology, she joined the Royal London Hospital Functional Bowel Team and Pelvic Floor Unit and worked as a Colorectal Nurse Specialist (CNS) managing a case load of functional conservative bowel and pelvic floor patients. She regularly performed anorectal physiological investigations in the internationally renowned GI Physiology Unit (Colorectal Service) at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. The role also included management of neuromodulation patients (SNM and PTNS) and once a month she worked alongside Pelvic Floor Consultants in the joint clinics offering a one stop service as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner.
In 2016, she moved to the Newham site, helping to set up the Colorectal Cancer Surveillance Nurse led clinic and worked as the Oncology CNS with Mr Hitesh Patel, Mr Anthony Ramsanahie and Dr Amen Sibtain. During this time, she also set up the first straight-to-test 2 Week Wait LGI cancer pathway including Results Review Clinics on the site.
In 2018 she joined the Neurogastroenterology Group at the Blizard Institute Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University Hospital. She worked as a Senior Research Nurse under the supervision of Professor Charles Knowles and Dr Mark Scott. During this time, she led the recruitment and delivery of care for participants recruited into the CapaCiTY Trial, aided with Subsonic and Myo Site trials. Tatenda is an Independent Nurse Prescriber, Advanced Clinical Practitioner and is currently interested in completing an MRes in Clinical Research.