5 minutes with…Mark Collier, tissue viability nurse specialist

5 minutes with…Mark Collier, tissue viability nurse specialist

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Who or what inspires you? Individuals who are good at their job and who are always trying to push the boundaries, e.g. to improve outcomes.

Who had the greatest influence on your career? Professor Christine Moffatt, well known for her work on the development of compression bandage therapy for the management patients with venous leg ulcers and her passion for improving patients health related quality of life.

If you could have any superpower what would it be? To heal all patients with chronic wounds as this would have a positive impact on their quality of life – immediately.

What was the last thing that made you smile? A stranger, on the day that this was written, offering me tourist advice in my own spiritual home – Liverpool.

What talent do you wish you had? Play the violin well enough to play folk and jazz.

Who’s your favourite band? Status Quo.

What is your greatest achievement? Being named as pressure ulcer nurse of the year in 2016.

Where is your favourite place in the world? Liverpool – my home city.

If you could change one thing about where you work what would it be?

The number of meetings required to achieve a change in practice/ways of working. 

If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you take with you? Chocolate/family photographs/a solar powered radio. 

How would you like to be remembered? As someone who was as asset and who endeavoured to promote best/evidence based practice in all of his posts throughout his career.