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.
Jacqui Fletcher OBE is currently Senior Nurse Advisor – Stop the Pressure Programme NHS England / Clinical Lead Pressure Ulcers National Wound Care Strategy, an Independent Wound Care Consultant, and Editor of Wounds UK journal. She is also an honorary tutor at Cardiff University.
She is a Patron of the Lindsey Leg Club, and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for International Wound Journal, the Journal of Wound Care and Wounds UK journal.
She has published widely and speaks at both national and international conferences.
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.
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.
Kylie is Associate Professor, Murdoch University and Honorary Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, Cardiff University. She is Founder and President of the NFP; International Surgical Wound Complications Advisory Panel, and Chief Investigator of several clinical trials ranging from Phase 1-4 clinical trials. A Research Scientist and Methodologist, her research focuses on early identification, prevention of surgical wound complications. Kylie is Chair of the Australian National Steering Committee for Surgical Wounds and panel member of Research Directory for the Australian Health Research Alliance National Wound Care Initiative. She serves on several peer review journal editorial boards and is a regular reviewer. Kylie serves on the World Union of Wound Healing Societies Executive Board Member as Recorder and Scientific Committee Member.
Mr Morgan-Jones has been a recognised expert in Orthopaedic Infection, Revision Knee Replacement and Wound Management for over 20 years. After a Consultant career working at the University Hospital of Wales Cardiff, he now practices at the Schoen Clinic London. He is in constant demand as lecturer Internationally and has published over 100 peer reviewed articles, books and chapters.