About tissue viability

The National Association of Tissue Viability Nurse Specialists (Scotland) was created in 1994 and has a current membership of approximately 60 Specialist nurses.

The aim of these pages is to extend the profile of our work to all health care workers in Scotland, across the UK and internationally.


To promote collaborative working amongst members; and holistic research-based practice in tissue viability. This will facilitate excellence in care for patients in health, social care, private sector, third sector and in partnership with Healthcare Improvement Scotland by:

  • Promoting specialist services with qualified practitioners, who will provide safe, efficient, effective patient-centred care.
  • Collaborative working with other groups and organisations locally and nationally.
  • Sharing and enhancing knowledge and experience.
  • Raising the profile of Tissue Viability in Scotland.

Please check out the other pages for tools, guidelines, information and links to relevant websites, education and information related to wound management, pressure ulcers and leg ulcers.

NATVNS Constitution May 2019