Andrew Kingsley

Andrew Kingsley Following management training with J. Sainsbury plc Andrew Kingsley became a student nurse in 1981 at the Bristol and Weston School of Nursing. On registration he nursed in genito-urinary/general surgery and then ICU before leaving Bristol for New Zealand.
Roles in ICU, CCU and Infection Control followed before returning to Bristol for vascular/general surgery and then to Cheltenham for Infection Control.

In 2006 Andrew completed a successful 2 year term of office as educational booklet editor for the Wound Care Society releasing 6 educational booklets to members. During this time at the WCS he was introduced to the Leg Club through the founder Ellie Lindsay and wrote the infection control guidelines document.

In March 2007 Andrew joined Wounds UK as a Clinical Manager to develop an educational and service package for care homes, before returning to the NHS on completion of that project. Now back in Devon he manages infection control and tissue viability services in an expanded NHS Trust that since April 2011 includes an acute hospital, 17 community hospitals and a full range of community services, and spans from North Devon to East Devon coasts.

He was instrumental in setting up the Barnstaple Leg Club, the first ‘commissioned’ Club in the UK, which opened its doors in April 2012.