Tissue Viability UK
Clinical Nurse Specialist Tissue Viability East London NHS Foundation Trust London & Independent Nurse Consultant in Wound Care
Dr Caroline Dowsett, PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons), Dip N, D.N, RGN, works as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Tissue Viability for East London Foundation Trust where she is also the Clinical Lead for the leg ulcer service. Caroline also works globally as an Independent Nurse Consultant in Wound Care. She has worked in the field of wound care for over 25 years. Her main interests are in lower limb management, wound assessment and wound bed preparation, negative pressure wound therapy, quality improvement and service developments in wound care provision.
Caroline is an accredited Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) coach and has extensive experience of coaching teams and individuals in improvement strategies and methods to advance practice. Caroline was wound care nurse of the year in the UK in 1997 and 1999, winner of Wound UK award in 2007, and won a Queens Nursing Institute award for outstanding service to primary care in 2008. Her work on pressure ulcer prevention and management was the frontline submission for the ‘High Impact Actions; Your skin matters’ in 2010.
Caroline is on the editorial board for Wounds UK and has published widely in peer review journals. Caroline has taken part in several research projects and expert advisory boards. She lectures locally, nationally and internationally