Dr Jemell Geraghty, Nurse Consultant Tissue Viability has worked in primary and secondary wound care services. While working full time she undertook a qualitative study exploring the experiences of injecting drug users living with leg ulceration: a narrative inquiry using diaries and semi- structured interviews: she was awarded a Professional Doctorate in Health Research (DHRes) from the University of Hertfordshire in 2018. Currently Jemell is leading a new wound-clinic pilot in central London for the provision of specialist wound care for people experiencing homelessness and those with a history of addiction. In 2019 she has been appointed as Visiting Clinical Teaching & Module Lead for Tissue Viability at Kings College, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care London. Dr Geraghty sits on the editorial board for the British Journal of Nursing, Tissue Viability panel and has been involved with publishing and presenting on a national and international level. Dr Geraghty is passionate about inclusion health, nursing care and patient experience. Key points for discussion: • Background to injecting drug use and leg ulceration: a qualitative study • Review of current practice • Stigma associated with injecting drug use and leg ulceration – key findings • Moving forward: inclusion health and wound care
Una is a Registered Nurse, District Nurse, Queen’s Nurse and former tissue viability specialist nurse and Tissue Viability Society trustee. Una has been involved in tissue viability clinical practice, education and research for over 20 years. In that time, she has worked to increase knowledge and understanding about evidence-informed wound care in a wide variety of ways. This has included teaching undergraduate and post graduate nurses, contributing to a range of wound care research studies, researching judgement and decision making for wound care and campaigning to raise the profile of wound care. She has published widely on wound care, particularly in relation to leg ulceration. Una is now the Director of the National Wound Care Strategy Programme for NHS England.
Ann is a pharmacist who developed an interest in wound care when she lead the pharmacy, medicines and pathways project for Lord Carter Operational Productivity review of Mental Health and Community services. Ann was previously the Chief of Service for Pharmacy & Therapies at Imperial College Healthcare Trust and is a visiting Professor at Imperial College London. Ann is a founder member of the National Wound Care Strategy Programme Board, leads the NWCSP Data & Information work stream and is a member of the Supply and Distribution work stream.
Stephanie is a senior procurement specialist working for an NHS procurement hub leading on pharmacy and integrated care for the East of England region. Stephanie has extensive knowledge of the complex NHS environment and the wound care market in particular with 18 years’ experience spanning across Acute care, Primary care and various interface roles. The main term of her career has been spent within pharmacy where she has picked up a sound knowledge of the market, pricing structures and environment for which this health sector impacts. Stephanie leads the Supply and Distribution workstream of the National Would Care Strategy Programme for NHS England.
Having completed her nurse training in Leeds, Nikki worked in orthopaedics, medicine and care of the elderly in secondary care before completing her District Nurse training. It was during her time working as a District Nurse that Nikki developed a passion for wound care and pressure ulcer prevention, and secured a Tissue Viability Nurse Specialist post in 2000. Completing an MSc in Evidence based Practice at The University of York developed a desire to implement and generate robust clinical evidence in wound care and pressure ulcer prevention and management. Nikki works with the Universities of York, Leeds and Manchester on NHS funded research programmes supported by the wound prevention and management service. Nikki received a Queens Nurse Award in 2019 and now works as Clinical Project Lead, developing an integrated wound service.
Jo has worked within Healthcare for over 30 years following qualifying as a registered general nurse in 1988.She worked within the Healthcare industry in her early career in both Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices across a wide range of therapy areas in roles which have includes Sales, Marketing, Clinical, General Management and Director roles. She returned to the NHS in 2008 as a Commissioning Group Director in a pathfinder site with budgetary responsibilities across Health and Social Care where she led the commissioning of Cancer, Mental Health, Sexual Health and Dementia services as well as supporting the movement of some hospital based services into primary care. Jo has also worked at a National level within Digital Technology and Nursing Directorates within NHS England before taking up her current role as Director of Clinical and Product Assurance at NHS Supply Chain in April 2018.
Sian practices as a NHS- based clinical nurse specialist and strategic lead in Tissue Viability and Continence, she has 37 years’ experience in nursing with 20 years in specialist practice. Sian’s focus is quality and enhanced clinical outcomes through education, communication, leadership and team development. She has a portfolio of collaborative working with industry partners to develop products and services enabling improved clinical outcomes and reduced cost per care episode. Sian was seconded to the Department of Health from 2016 to 2018 to support the National Clinical Evaluation Team in an independent review of wound care product ranges supplied to the NHS. In addition to her NHS role she has recently joined the National Procurement Provider (DHL) to support delivery of efficiency savings outlined in the Future Operating Model.