Celebrating the TVS @ 40!

Welcome to the TVS blog written by TVS Trustee and Treasurer, Nikki Stubbs, Interim Professional Lead for Nursing, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust

“As the TVS is now firmly in middle age, with the associated respect and authority that only age can bring, it aims to become the ‘Voice of Wound Care’.

Click here to read an article recently published in the Journal of Tissue Viability

Celebrating the Tissue Viability Society’s 1st Just Giving Event!

Read the latest blog from TVS Chair, Linda Primmer, who walked 88 miles through the Dordogne in 5 days: Figeac to Sarlat-la-Canéda via the Grande Randonnée 6 hiking trail (GR6)

A great big ‘Thank you‘ to all those who have donated to date. I am amazed at people’s generosity to ultimately prevent and help those with chronic wounds. Hope you are inspired to do a Just Giving challenge or fund raising event for the Tissue Viability Society charity.

Where it all began

Walking 88 miles, over 5 days, through a beautiful part of France was a great personal challenge for the Tissue Viability Society’s first Just Giving event. A supportive and fun group of 7 friends including my lovely partner, Alistair and my brother, have done walking holidays before such as the West Highland Way (Milngavie to Fort William), Great Glen Way (Fort William to Inverness) in Scotland and King Ludwig Way in Germany. The higher probability of lovely sunny weather attracted us to the Dordogne in September.

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Summer 2019 “Legs Matter” – Bringing our Campaign to Parliament

Welcome to the TVS blog written by Dr Jemell Geraghty, Nurse Consultant Tissue Viability, Turning Point  

The Legs Matter Awareness Week 3-7 June 2019 was a huge success; many thanks to everyone who contributed with the preparation, before, during the week and after. A special thanks to our coalition of healthcare organisations and charities and our corporate partners for making this possible and, of course, to you, our readers, for making the Awareness Week a force to be reckoned with!

Some of the press coverage from the Legs Matter Awareness Week

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Working in a senior nurse position whilst maintaining a keen interest in tissue viability

Welcome to the TVS blog written by Nikki Stubbs, Clinical Pathway Lead, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust

I have been a registered nurse for 33 years, 29 years being spent in community based nursing.

In 1991 I completed my District Nursing course and following that developed a passion for Tissue Viability.

Having worked as a research nurse on a large leg ulcer trial I was lucky enough to gain a Tissue Viability Nurse Specialist post and worked in this speciality for 14 years.

Four years ago our organisation went through a restructure and I was unable to continue working in Tissue Viability but was determined to maintain that interest, to keep my knowledge up to date and to remain an advocate for all things tissue viability when the opportunities arose.

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“It was truly amazing to have been granted the opportunity to attend the conference”

Welcome to the TVS blog written by Jennifer O’Donoghue, Nursing Student at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, who was awarded an educational grant to attend TVS 2019 – The Conference in Southampton.

How much do I really know about tissue viability as a student nurse?

This is the question I asked myself as I prepared for a Uni lecture on the topic. I have come across a few wounds during my placements, but I only really had knowledge on how to care for the wound on a practical level. I didn’t understand the scientific reasoning behind the healing process of wounds and what would inform the decision behind using a particular dressing. I feel that in my early placements I lacked some of the confidence to question this, so I was quite keen to use the opportunity to explore the topic in more depth. (more…)