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Sue Simm

I qualified as a nurse in 1986 and worked as a staff nurse on the Regional Cardio Thoracic Centre at Broadgreen hospital in LIverpool where I went on to gain promotion to a junior sister in 1987. In 1988 I commenced my midwifery training delivering over 300 Babies ! Over the ensusing  years  I was a nursing officer on board the cruise ship Canberra where I met my husband Carl who was a radio officer and completed three round the world cruises doing a job I loved .

I have worked in industry in Clinical support /Clinical education roles now for 15 yrs specialising in Wound Care and Dermatology. I have been in my current role as a Regional Woundcare Specialist with Activa Healthcare for Five and a half  years. I have an Honary Tissue Viability Nurse contract with Worcster Health and Care Trust and have also completed the Tissue Viabilty Course at Edge Hill University. 

Iam married with two children and live in Wigan I love animals and have a Newfoundland dog a cat a house rabbit 2 geese and a duck! One day I hope to retire to my favourite place in the world the lakes and reflect on the wonderful journey of my life that just keeps getting better and better with old age!! 

Annie Allsopp

Annie Allsopp

I has been with Invacare nearly 7 years and until recently had a dual role as a Business Development Manager and Clinical Support Specialist, responsible for account management and sales growth for Pressure Area Care products in the Midlands whilst also provided clinical support to customers and colleagues. In June 2014, I handed over the sales territory to focus on clinical support for the team as Clinical Specialist for the UK. 

Leaving school I trained as a nursery nurse (NNEB) and worked with children with Special Needs in an educational setting, before going onto my Registered General Nurse training at University Hospital Birmingham. I have a long standing career as an R.G.N, specialising in Oncology, Orthopaedics, Cardiac, General Surgery and ENT, children’s and adults.  As well as working for the NHS, I have held posts in BUPA and Nuffield hospitals. I trained as a Registered Midwife at Walsall Hospitals NHS Trust gaining most of my experience in Lichfield community. The move to industry was a career change, initially as a Nurse Advisor, moving later into sales roles, promoting and advising on products related to Ostomy and Wound Drainage, IV therapy and then later in Pressure Area Care, working for five years for Pegasus before moving to Invacare.

I have maintained my RGN registration through Continuing Professional Development and clinical practice, and my new job role enables Invacare to provide added value and enhance the customer experience.

Having recently joined the Tissue Viability team at Worcester Health and Care Trust on an honorary contract, 2 day month/12 month, working with Professor Jackie Stephen- Haynes. The role is focussing on equipment selection/application and the aims of the contract are to assist with education and extent my personal arena for research and develop wound care skills. 

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Rachael Sykes

Rachael took up post as a member of the Tissue Viability Team in 2010, with a specific focus on chronic oedema. She obtained her Registered Nurse qualification in 2001, graduating from Liverpool University in 2002 with a BN (Honours) degree and Specialist Practitioner in Adult Nursing status. Following a period of acute medicine and hospice nursing Rachael became a lymphoedema nurse, gaining a graduate diploma in lymphoedema from Glasgow University. Rachael joined Activa Healthcare in 2008 and remains passionate about raising awareness of chronic oedema and improving quality of life for those with and at risk of the condition.

 

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Moira Evans

My first uniform was that of a nursing student at Manchester Royal Infirmary, where I qualified as an RGN in 1992. Early on in my career, I found a keen interest in wound care, this is something which has stayed with me ever since. Whether a surgical incision or a complex pressure ulcer, the skin and its healing properties continue to fascinate me.

Having worked within the medical device industry, for over 19 years, I have been fortunate to meet many patients with extremely complex wounds, most of these required unusual products and complicated dressing changes. 

Since returning to nursing, I have continued to focus on tissue viability and completed the TV course at Edge Hill University. In my role as Honorary Tissue Viability Nurse, at Worcester Health and Care NHS Trust, I have been very proactive in my project work, supporting the Skin Integrity Model with my colleagues, I have recently presented posters with Wounds UK and EWMA. 

Home for me is in Cheshire, where I live with my husband and two teenage daughters, along with our two boisterous Cocker Spaniels. We walk the hills in our spare time at the weekend and one day I plan to tackle the Malverns!