Ines Pereira

Meet Ines, who is standing for Trustee election

Role/Job Title

Nurse Consultant in Tissue Viability


NHS Grampian – Scotland

Brief CV

For the last 16 years I have been caring for patients with complex wounds, first in intensive care and then as a tissue viability nurse specialist (since 2018). I have worked in Portugal, Abu Dhabi, London and recently in Scotland, which allowed me to have vast experience in community and hospital environments, both in the private sector and NHS. This fact broadened my perspective of wound care and the challenges faced by both staff and patients.

I am a Lecturer in Adult Nursing, since 2022, at the London South Bank University, where I am the module leader for the Principles and Practice of Wound Care CPD module. Having that contact with post graduate level students keeps me up to date with current practice in England and provides me with a plethora of clinical case studies and quality improvement work being developed in different settings and NHS trusts.

My interests are diverse as I have worked in such varied settings, but my main preferences rely on complex wounds, both surgical and lower limb, patient involvement and self-care promotion, as well as research which I have developed further since moving to Scotland.

I have been a member of the Society for a number of years and am also a member of its Associate Forum. As well as this, I am a member of the NATVNS, so I try to be proactive when it comes to being involved in wider discussions related to tissue viability and to contribute with my knowledge and skills (both clinical and academic) as required.

I have presented at national conferences about relevant aspects to tissue viability, such as pain assessment and management, case studies, multidisciplinary team work and clinical leadership. I have produced and delivered a 4 day lower limb course for a community team in England, last year, with positive feedback from staff and improved outcomes to patients.

I have supported the Society of Tissue Viability by advertising and participating in webinars and courses available, but I haven’t been able to attend the Society’s conference, which I aim to do next year. I have also supported a SoTV student ‘walk around’ at EWMA in London earlier this year.

I am continuously striving for improvement, in both personal and professional levels, and I have obtained my Masters level this year. I have supported an article publication and aim to pursue further publications this year, to showcase work I have been developing around maternity services, local provision of lower limb care, staff education and compliance with wound care frameworks, amongst others.

I believe with my personal and professional experience, I can support the Society of Tissue Viability Council of Trustees by engaging actively in appropriate projects, and with support in event organisation and promotion nationally and internationally. I am a team player and I am used to working with colleagues from varied backgrounds and levels of expertise. I can foster collaborations between England and Scotland tissue viability teams; support with teaching/ education with the aim of raising the profile of the Society