Elizabeth Ovens

Liz Ovens, Independent Tissue Viability Specialist Nurse

Liz Ovens RN, DN, BSc Tissue Viability qualified as a General Nurse in 1979 and gained experience in medicine, psychiatry, general surgery nursing and district nursing. In 2001, she specialised in wound care, particularly in relation to leg ulcer management and pressure ulcer prevention in the community. She took the lead tissue viability nurse (TVN) role in a north London NHS Community Trust in 2004, establishing a multi-disciplinary community complex wound clinic, and became the module lead for tissue viability, at Bucks New University, on the level 6 and 7 Community Health Care Nursing programs in 2012.

Currently working as an Independent TVN she has worked extensively across the country, supporting industry to provide education to healthcare professionals in all aspects of tissue viability, and providing expert opinion reports for medico-legal cases. She also works in the community setting, providing clinical support and leadership for the management of lower limb wounds for district nurses.