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Anna Taylor

Lecturer Practitioner
Faculty:
Faculty of Health, Medicine and Social Care
School:
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Location:
Cambridge
Areas of Expertise:
Nursing and midwifery

Anna Taylor is a registered Adult Nurse and a Lecturer Practitioner.

[email protected]

Background

Anna has worked for 23 years within both the NHS and industry sector, a clinical focus on tissue viability in a variety of settings and roles.

She initially worked as a Research Nurse at the Wound Healing Research Unit at Cardiff University, under the directorship of Professor Keith Harding, where she also completed her MSc in Tissue Viability and Wound Healing.

Anna worked here for many years before moving into a Clinical Specialist role within industry, where she supported NHS trusts across the East of England with tissue viability education.

Whilst working for the same company, Anna was promoted to the role of Clinical Project Manager, where she supported NHS colleagues across the UK with projects focusing on all aspects of tissue viability.

After several years working in industry, Anna stepped back into an NHS clinical role, becoming the Clinical Lead for a community tissue viability service.

Research interests
  • Prevention and management of lower limb issues
  • Patient engagement
Teaching

Since 2011, Anna has been involved in teaching tissue viability modules and education packages supporting NHS trusts across the East of England.

In her role as Clinical Lead for a community tissue viability service, alongside teaching NHS colleagues within her trust, Anna was involved in the design, provision and coordination of the training. Some of the training also extended to student nurses, care home staff and practice nurse colleagues, with the aim of standardising tissue viability education across the trust.

Qualifications
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing, Cardiff University
  • MSc Tissue Repair and Wound Healing, Cardiff University
  • Master's module in Managing Chronic Oedema, University of Hertfordshire
Memberships, editorial boards
  • Royal College of Nursing
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council
Selected recent publications

Bradbury, S., Ivins, N., Harding, K. and Turner, A. (2008) 'Measuring outcomes with complex patients: an audit of the effect of Actiform Cool on painful wounds', Wounds UK, 4(3), pp. 22-30.

Bradbury, S., Turner, A., Ivins, N. and Harding, K. G. (2007) 'Managing Chronic Wounds with Acticoat Moisture Control Nanocrystalline Silver Dressings', Wounds UK, 3(2), pp. 104-110.

Ivins, N., Simmonds, W., Turner, A. and Harding, K. G. (2007) 'The Use of An Oxygenating Hydrogel Dressing in VLU', Wounds UK, 3(1) pp. 77-81.

Recent presentations and conferences

Meyrick, S. and Taylor, A. (2015) ‘A single use negative pressure wound therapy system: a kick start’, Wounds UK Conference, Harrogate.

Rodden, D. and Taylor, A. (2015) ‘Incision Management in high-risk cardiothoracic patients – reducing surgical site infection and length of stay’, Wounds UK Conference, Harrogate.

Rodden, D. and Taylor, A. (2015) ‘Innovative solutions to reduce surgical site infection and length of stay in high-risk cardiothoracic patients’, SSTC Conference.

Norris, R. and Taylor, A. (2013) ‘A pilot project to introduce the SSKIN bundle and Aderma into a residential home to improve the quality of care’, Wounds UK Conference, Harrogate.

Royall, D. and Taylor, A. (2013) ‘The use of Allevyn Life to promote patient comfort and wellbeing in the end stages of life’, Wounds UK Conference, Harrogate.

Ivins, N., Taylor, A. and Harding, K. (2011) ‘A series of case studies using a silver non adherent dressing’ Wounds UK Conference, Harrogate.

Taylor, A., Ivins, N. and Harding, K. (2011) ‘A series of case studies evaluating the use of Acticoat Flex 3 & 7 with challenging wounds’, Wounds International 2011, Cape Town.

Taylor, A., Ivins, N. and Harding, K. (2010) ‘A series of case studies evaluating the use of Acticoat Flex 3 & 7 with challenging wounds’, Wounds UK Conference, Harrogate.

Taylor, A. and Holloway, S. (2009) ‘A Retrospective Audit of Baseline Characteristics with the University of Texas Classification System in the prediction of wound healing in Diabetic Foot Ulcerations’, Wounds UK Conference, Harrogate.

Griffiths, F., Turner, A. and Hagelstein, S. (2008) ‘Complex Wound Management’, Wounds UK Conference, Harrogate.

Turner, A. and Cairns, S. (2008) ‘Massive Localised Lymphoedema: A Diagnostic Challenge’, World Union of World Healing Societies, Toronto.

Bradbury, S. and Turner, A. (2007) ‘The Use of Acticoat Moisture Control for the management of chronic wounds’, EWMA Conference, Glasgow.

Bradbury, S. and Turner, A. (2007) ‘An audit of the effect of Actiform Cool on wound related pain’, Wounds UK Conference, Harrogate.

Price, P., Harding, K., Bradbury, S. and Turner, A. (2007) 'Case Studies with a novel hydrogel dressing in the treatment of chronic venous leg ulcers', EWMA Conference, Glasgow.

Turner, A. (2007) ‘Complex Wound Management’, Wounds UK Conference, Harrogate.

Turner, A. and Bradbury, S. (2007) ‘The effect of Promogram Prisma in managing various chronic wound types’, EWMA Conference, Glasgow.