Claire Porter

Claire Porter, Plastics Specialist Sister/Lead Nurse, Leicester Royal Infirmary

Claire Porter is currently an Advanced Nurse Practitioner/Lead Nurse Burns & Plastics at the University Hospitals of Leicester.  She has held this post for 5 years, advancing her clinical skills and knowledge within the area of Burns & Plastics.  She leads a team of 7 Burns & Plastics Specialist Nurses; over the past 5 years the team has expanded and evolved to meet the complex needs of this patient group. Services provided are daily complex dressing clinic, hospital and community outreach for patients with burns/complex wounds, micropigmentation clinic, minor ops clinic, and providing support for patients undergoing complex reconstructive surgery.

Prior to this Claire was a Ward Sister for 15 Years within Burns/Plastics/Reconstructive Surgery, and has also worked in London’s Charing Cross Hospital.

Claire’s specialist interests are Negative Pressure Wound Therapy leads a team of 7 Burns & Plastics Specialist Nurses; over the past 5 years the team has expanded and evolved to meet the complex needs of this patient group.

Services provided are daily complex dressing clinic, hospital and community outreach for patients with burns/complex wounds, micropigmentation clinic, minor ops clinic, and providing support for patients undergoing complex reconstructive surgery.

Prior to this Claire was a Ward Sister for 15 Years within Burns/Plastics/Reconstructive Surgery, and has also worked in London’s Charing Cross Hospital. Claire’s specialist interests are Negative Pressure Wound Therapy which she has been using for over 20 years.

She is a champion for V.A.C. VeraFlo™ (NPWTi), and has a particular interest in the advancing wound care technology that can support wound care.

Other interests are micropigmentation (medical tattooing) following breast reconstruction, and skin camouflage following burn injuries. She has published her work nationally and internationally, and is also a visiting lecturer at Demontfort University. She is currently studying a Masters in Specialist Practice.