Mr Daren Edwards
Daren is the Lead Nurse for Burns and Plastic Surgery at Barts Health NHS Trust which is based at the Royal London Hospital Whitechapel, in the heart of London’s East End.
He qualified as a Registered General Nurse at Salisbury in Wiltshire and his career has spanned over 30 years the majority of this within the field of Burns and Plastic surgery. He undertook the Burns and Plastic surgery nursing course at Mount Vernon Hospital in Middlesex where he developed an interest in burn management and the associated challenges of wound care and following reconstructive surgery.
Daren has gained wide experience within Plastic Surgery and now manages a service at Barts Health for adults with complex plastic surgery wounds. His main interests are negative wound pressure and how its benefits can be used on large areas of soft tissue loss following trauma and burns.
He has presented to the American Society of Plastic Surgery Nurses on two occasions and has also presented traumatic wound care issues both locally and to the MSc Trauma course at the Royal London. He also chairs the London Plastic Surgery Clinical Nurse Specialist Forum which promotes best practice within the speciality.
Daren has also collaborated on several publications within plastic surgery focusing on negative wound pressure and complex wounds and works closely in conjunction with colleagues in the Tissue Viability Service at Barts Health and in the community of East London.
In 2012 Daren was awarded MBE in the 2012 New Year’s Honours List for services to Nursing and Healthcare.