Director – National Wound Care Strategy Programme, Academic Health Science Network
Dr Una Adderley is a Registered Nurse, District Nurse and Queen’s Nurse who has been involved in tissue viability clinical practice, education, and research for over 20 years. Her background includes tissue viability specialist nursing, teaching undergraduate and post graduate clinicians, contributing to a range of wound care research studies, researching judgement and decision making for wound care and campaigning to raise the profile of wound care. She is a reviewer for the Cochrane Wounds group, Fellow of the Society of Tissue Viability and was instrumental in the creation of the Legs Matter campaign.
Una has published widely on wound care, particularly in relation to leg ulceration. Una is now Director of the National Wound Care Strategy Programme (NWCSP) which has been commissioned by NHS England and Improvement from the Academic Health Science Network to improve wound care provision across England. The NWCSP is developing and implementing evidence-based recommendations for lower limb wound care (leg and foot ulcers), pressure ulcers and surgical wounds to reduce unwarranted variation, and improve patient outcomes, experience, and safety.