Sharon’s story

I have been a member for a while and recently became a Co-opted Trustee with a view to being a full trustee

Meet Sharon, the Lead Tissue Viability Clinical Nurse Specialist at Barnsley NHS Foundation Trust

Sharon Scattergood MSc, Society of Tissue Viability Trustee and Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist for Tissue Viability, Barnsley NHS Foundation Trust

How I became a Society of tissue Viability member

I have been a TVN for over 8 years now and I have followed the work of the Society of Tissue Viability and attended educational events, which have been invaluable. I also have far too many Journals of Tissue Viability in my office!

I saw the advert to become a Trustee and after discussing with some colleagues within the profession, I applied. I thought it would be a great way to enhance my knowledge and broaden my horizons and then bring this back to the staff at the Trust where I work to enhance patient care.

What it’s like as a newly Co-opted Trustee

Although I have only been a Co-opted Trustee for a short time months, I have been amazed at how much work goes on behind the scenes.

The trustees have been very welcoming and supportive and I am looking forward to continuing my journey within the Society of Tissue Viability, starting with the conference this year and hopefully becoming a full trustee. Exciting times!