Specialist Knowledge & Years of Experience

Healthcare settings are increasingly prioritising pressure area care for their patients and residents. Pressure ulcer prevention truly begins at grass root level with healthcare assistants, carers and nurses. Investing in pressure ulcer prevention training across the whole clinical team demonstrates a clear priority and commitment to those in our care.

Anita Morton RN, BN (Hons)

Clinical Nurse Educator
anita.morton@oska.uk.com | 07469 093 640

With a background specialising in Tissue Viability, Anita has more than 20 years’ experience in both community nursing, teaching and industry, which coupled with an extensive background in nurse education, pressure area care and negative pressure wound therapy, means she is well placed to deliver OSKA’s nurse education programme. She is dedicated to raising awareness and influencing change in practice in the community and long-term care settings across all nursing and non-nursing disciplines. As such, Anita truly believes that education is the key to excellence in care and is passionate about providing health and social care workers with the skills, education and training they need to deliver the best possible care and clinical outcomes for their patients and service users.

Carole Young RGN, BSc (Tissue Viability), PGCert Healthcare Education, PGCert TVLC, PNA, FNF Scholar

Independent Tissue Viability Nurse Specialist
carole.young@oska.uk.com | 02394 318 318

Carole was Lead Tissue Viability Nurse Specialist at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS trust for more than 20 years, having worked on a number of regional and national initiatives. She is an associate lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University teaching tissue viability and related clinical skills for pre-registration student nurses. Carole is also a Florence Nightingale Leadership Academy Scholar and has recently completed Professional Nurse Advocate (PNA) training. She offers clinical supervision and mentoring, and is also an Independent Tissue Viability Consultant, writer and educator. She is most proud of work achieved during COVID supporting staff impacted with skin problems whilst wearing PPE and was a Nursing Times Awards Finalist in 2021.

Valerie Dowley RGN, BSc (Hons)

Professional Practice, Associate Fellow (AFHEA), Queens Nurse. Independent Tissue Viability Nurse Specialist
valerie.dowley@oska.uk.com | 02394 318 318

Valerie’s Registered Nurse training began in 1983, developing extensive experience spanning digestive diseases, liver transplants, as well as setting up the first stoma care service for an acute hospital, working as a colorectal nurse specialist, undertaking stoma care, teaching and research until 1999. Valerie’s extensive experience as a Lead Tissue Viability Specialist covers community nursing teams, complex wound management, leg ulcer management and independent prescribing, care homes with nursing, primary care and hospice care. In 2018 she was awarded the honour of Queens Nurse. In 2021 she left the NHS and joined the University of Brighton as Lecturer on the Foundation Degree for Health and Social Care Practice and is now an Associate Fellow of Higher Education.

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