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Dr Fania Pagnamenta

Department: Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

I am a Clinical Academic Nurse Consultant for Tissue Viability in a trailblazing post that offers the best of both worlds: I deliver expert hands-on care and undertake research that has rapid clinical impact.

Clinically, I assess, plan, deliver and review care for patients with wounds of differing aetiologies as they are first admitted to The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NuTH). I also co-lead a regional multi-professional Healing Clinic for Complex Wounds. I am the Professional Lead for wound care in NuTH and co-chair for Tissue Viability within the Shelford Group, which is a collaboration between ten of the largest teaching and research NHS hospital trusts in England.

Academically, I work at Northumbria University as a researcher and my interests pertain to leg ulceration, clinical pathways and ways to prevent simple wounds from becoming chronic ulceration. 

I have edited a training booklet aimed at generalist nurses, ‘A Short Course in Wound Healing’ which is now used as a basis for wound care training within (the Shelford Group).

Fania Pagnamenta

I have a keen interest in pragmatic dressing evaluation methodology that adds to the body of wound care knowledge. Collaboration with service users is central to my approach to for my wound care and research.

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • A review of leg ulcerations coverage in the United Kingdom print media: A growing problem for the vulnerable adult, Pagnamenta, F., Lhussier, M., Rapley, T. 1 Jun 2023, In: Journal of Vascular Nursing
  • ‘Multi-use’ versus ‘Single patient’: Lister scissors use in leg ulceration care, Pagnamenta, F., Sykes, A. 18 Mar 2022
  • Dressings and topical agents for arterial leg ulcers, Broderick, C., Pagnamenta, F., Forster, R. 20 Jan 2020, In: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • Viewing dressing evaluation through a pragmatic lens: The application of Dewey's experimentalism in the development of evidence for dressing selection, Pagnamenta, F., Lhussier, M. 1 Oct 2018, In: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
  • Evidence generation for wound care dressing selection: reviewing the issues., Pagnamenta, F. 2 Sep 2017, In: Journal of wound care
  • The provision of therapy mattresses for pressure ulcer prevention., Pagnamenta, F. 23 Mar 2017, In: British Journal of Nursing
  • Do’s and Don’ts of documentation. Wounds Essentials, Pagnamenta, F. 28 Jun 2016
  • What dressing, where?, Pagnamenta, F. 25 Jun 2015
  • The role of the tissue viability nurse, Pagnamenta, F. 19 Dec 2014
  • Best practice guidelines for the prevention and management of incontinence dermatitis, Rees, J., Pagnamenta, F. 15 Sep 2009, In: Nursing Times

  • Nursing DNurs October 01 2016
  • Medicine September 01 2009
  • Nursing Studies MA September 01 2004
  • Nursing Science BSc (Hons) September 01 2000
  • Registered General Nursing RGN

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