My job

Why my career is diverse, challenging – and extremely rewarding

Nurse Ellie Lindsay has an international profile in the care of people with lower limb problems and promoting patients' rights
Ellie Lindsay

Ellie Lindsay has an international profile in the care of people with lower limb problems and promoting patients' rights

What is your job?

I am an independent specialist practitioner and visiting fellow at Queensland University of Technology, Australia, and life president of the Lindsay Leg Club Foundation. The foundation helps individuals to take ownership of their care when living with leg ulcers and associated conditions.

Why did you become a nurse?

I liked caring for and interacting with people. Nursing is a diverse, interesting, unique and challenging, but extremely rewarding, professional career.

Where did you train?

Ipswich Hospital, Suffolk. I began working for the NHS in 1977 but moved to community nursing in 1988. In 1994 I became a district nursing sister and obtained my specialist practitioner qualification in 1997, beginning as a community practice

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