Alison has 20 years of experience working in the NHS as a nurse in Bradford and North Lincolnshire. With a background of district nursing and Tissue viability, she has a great understanding of delivering care to patients in their own homes and residential and nursing homes. Alison set up and led a pressure ulcer prevention team in Bradford community trust which was a great achievement.
Alison worked in North Lincolnshire leading the Tissue viability service for over 4 years, introducing new clinical pathways and educational programmes to improve patient outcomes, working across all settings including acute, community and primary care. A highlight was when she was selected as a finalist in the HSJ Awards for 'Best educational programme in the NHS' in 2020.
With a recent role change as clinical manager for Mole digital Alison has an exciting opportunity to produce and deliver fantastic evidence-based education to health care professionals and patients whilst retaining a clinical TVN honorary post at York Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
A successful clinical career as a District Nurse culminated in a move to Keele University in 2003. Over the ensuing 18 years, I have incrementally achieved excellence in learning and teaching and leadership of students and colleagues within the School of Nursing and Midwifery and the wider University.
Throughout my time at Keele, and more specifically over the last 7 years, my role has developed to include a range of key programme and School senior roles. Following a rigorous process, I was promoted to Professor of District Nursing in January 2020. My promotion was awarded in recognition of my academic and professional achievements in the discipline of nursing. In April 2021, again following a rigorous selection process, I was appointed to the role of Head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Keele University. My research background has focused on quality of life for chronic wound patients. Julie is the current Chair of the RCN District and Community Nursing Forum.
Kate Shirlow MSc RGN is a Trainee Vascular Advanced Practitioner working within the Leeds Vascular Institute. She is currently in year 2 of the training programme. Prior to this she worked as a Vascular Nurse Specialist where she gained an extensive knowledge in lower limb ulceration management working within wound care specialist for the last decade. Her passions include differential diagnosis, expanding evidence based care and the management of complex disease/ulceration.
Danielle is a Senior Nurse working in the National Nursing and Midwifery team at Health Education England. Her role is focused on the development of the current Registered Nurse workforce and she has a wide portfolio, including deterioration, wound care, widening participation and nursing career pathways. Danielle leads education delivery for the National Wound Care Strategy Programme.
Danielle has a clinical background in Critical Care and Hepatology and is widely published. She is an educationalist, working in education roles since 2006. She is passionate about developing education using innovative digital technologies for all learning styles.
I am currently working as a Clinical Project Manager for Wye Valley NHS Trust leading on the implementation of Lower Limb recommendations.
I am enjoying working with the NWCSP to improve the assessment and ongoing management of lower limb care and improve the standard of care for this patient group.
I am passionate about ensuring we provide evidenced based care and care about improving not only the physical aspects of health but positively impacting on a person’s metal wellbeing and quality of life.
Dr Caroline Dowsett, PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons), Dip N, D.N, RGN, works as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Tissue Viability and Clinical Lead for the lower limb service for East London Foundation Trust. Caroline also works globally as an Independent Nurse Consultant in Wound Care. She is a registered general nurse, with a BSc (Hons) in nursing and an MSc in Advanced nursing practice and has a PhD Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing from City University London. Caroline has worked in the field of wound care for over 30yrs. Caroline is an accredited Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) coach.
Kimberley is an Integrative Psychologist and member of the British Psychological Society, with over 13 years experience. She is uniquely positioned within UK government clinical advisory and is known for providing innovative, evidenced-based mental health solutions for those working within complex and challenging settings. Kimberley is warmly encouraging, constructive and insightful as she challenges mental ill health inequalities in the interest of public health protection. Her work is published globally and offers expert knowledge with practical application to advance education, research and development to provide effective integrated psychological guidance and harm reduction approaches.
Dov is a psychotherapist with a wealth of training and experience in several disciplines. A compassionate human with immense pragmatism, and a sense of justice that merited a private audience with HRH Prince William in recognition of his charity organisation working with psycho-trauma. His book: Mind Over Terror – 3 Weeks 2 Cities 1 Mission, tells of his mission to change the approach to mental health in dealing with psychological shock and trauma in the UK. Dov is an experienced trainer in Cognitive Psychological first aid and in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, hosting a number of social media shows and interviewing world leading mental health minds.
Suzanne Moloney is a patient advocate and entrepreneur, working to improve the lives of people living with hidradenitis suppurativa, a disease of the skin that causes painful lesions, abscesses and wounds to form on delicate areas of the body. Suzanne has had HS since her early teens and works to raise awareness among the public and the medical community. She has experienced first-hand the struggles of living with the disease, and the very often overlooked impact that managing HS exudate and wounds has on the patient’s quality of life.
Julie has been a Lead community Tissue viability Nurse since 1995 for Birmingham and Staffordshire. In 2000 she qualified as a Lymphoedema Nurse in order to enable her to develop an integrated service for patients with lower leg lymphoedema. In 2015 she became the Associate clinical and then Clinical Director for Healogics which provided a joint tissue viability and lymphoedema service in the South East of England. She is now the Director of Nursing for Pioneer Telehealth , Wound healing and lymphoedema centres. Pioneer provide telehealth and clinic services for both wound care and lymphoedema patients across the UK.