Glynis' profile

Following qualification Glynis initially worked at Inverclyde Royal Hospital within Argyle and Clyde Health board and then Greater Glasgow and Clyde HB, as a Staff Nurse in General surgery and Vascular ward. She then was successfully promoted to ward Sister role for 15 years. As she developed a special interest in patients with leg ulceration She then undertook a new position to develop a new role of Vascular Nurse specialist in 1997. This included assisting with the management of patients with complex leg and, foot ulceration, and patients faced with limb amputation. This was within acute care setting with out patient clinics helping to reduce readmission rates with this sometimes complex group of patients. She remained in this position until July 16 and has recently taken early retirement but remains committed to help with LUFS and promoting leg ulcer education.

Glynis has many years knowledge and experience in the management of all aspects of vascular patients. She developed one of the first specialist posts for Vascular in Scotland and set up Scottish vascular specialist nurse network. She was involved in one of the SPARG projects on assessment of patients with intermittent claudication and effect of supervised exercise. She also participated in the SLUP (Scottish leg ulcer project) assessing the effect of structured education and the effect of this on healing rates. I have been chair of Leg Ulcer Forum Scotland since 2015.

Professional qualifications

  • State Enrolled Nurse 1978
  • State Registered Nurse 1983

Academic qualifications

  • Lothian and Forth Valley Leg Ulcer Course
  • Glasgow University Lymphoedema modules
  • Strathclyde University ;counselling skills for patients with limb amputation