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NHS RightCare introduce comprehensive range of Commissioning for Value data packs

NHS RightCare introduce comprehensive range of Commissioning for Value data packs

NHS Rightcare have produced a comprehensive range of Commissioning for Value data packs, including Long Term Condition scenarios, featuring a wound care patient story comparing a sub-optimal but typical situation against an ideal pathway.

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Smith & Nephew wins prestigious Galien Award for PICO Negative Pressure Wound Therapy innovation

Smith & Nephew wins prestigious Galien Award for PICO Negative Pressure Wound Therapy innovation

Smith & Nephew, (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN), the global medical technology business, has been awarded the 2016 French Galien Award for PICO; the novel single-use negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) system. The Prix Galien acknowledges significant advances in pharmaceuticals...

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Best Practice Statement: Holistic management of venous leg ulceration

Best Practice Statement: Holistic management of venous leg ulceration

The aim of this Best Practice Statement is to provide patient-centred, holistic management strategies to clinicians dealing with venous leg ulceration, based on recommendations from an expert working group.

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WUK Harrogate conference 2016 e-posters

WUK Harrogate conference 2016 e-posters

All submitted e-posters for Wounds UK Annual Conference 2016, are available to view online courtesy of Urgo.

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Don’t miss the update of the global consensus on wound infection

Don’t miss the update of the global consensus on wound infection

Published by the International Wound Infection Institute (IWII), supported by Wounds International, this second edition of Wound Infection in Clinical Practice is an update of the 2008 version produced by the World Union of Wound Healing Societies (WUWHS).

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Surrey Nursing Team shortlisted for award

Surrey Nursing Team shortlisted for award

Wounds UK would like to announce that Virgin Care’s Tissue Viability Nursing Team has been shortlisted for a Patient Safety Award for their work on pressure ulcer prevention which showed significant reductions in pressure ulcers reported. Jenny and the...

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Omniamed announce new Chronic Conditions website

Omniamed announce new Chronic Conditions website

We are delighted to announce the brand new Chronic Conditions website is now live. This free-to-access online hub provides news, expert commentaries and e-learning modules, which specifically aim to improve the clinical care of chronic conditions. A number...

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Editor's picks

Best Practice Guidelines: The management of lipoedema

Best Practice Guidelines: The management of lipoedema

People with lipoedema in the UK face significant challenges. Many are not recognised by healthcare professionals as having the condition or are misdiagnosed. Awareness of lipoedema among medical practitioners is poor, and little clinical research is focused...

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Skin and wound care in Epidermolysis Bullosa

Skin and wound care in Epidermolysis Bullosa

Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) describes a rare complex group of inherited skin fragility disorders. Ideally patients should be managed in a specialist centre. EB is a lifelong disorder that requires specialist intervention and considerations to minimise complications...

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Incontinence-associated dermatitis Made Easy

Incontinence-associated dermatitis Made Easy

Incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) has a significant impact on the lives of the patients it affects. It poses a major healthcare challenge: it is difficult and time-consuming to treat and is a well-documented risk factor for pressure ulcer development....

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Consensus round table meeting: Clinical pathway for using topical oxygen therapy in practice

Consensus round table meeting: Clinical pathway for using topical oxygen therapy in practice

The role of oxygen in wound healing is well documented, and emerging research suggests that improved methods of delivery may now make topical oxygen therapy a more viable and practical treatment. This consensus document discusses the use of topical oxygen...

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Quick Guide: Times Model of wound bed preparation

Quick Guide: Times Model of wound bed preparation

Effective wound bed preparation is the cornerstone of wound healing and management. Building on the TIME acronym to include ’S’ for surrounding skin, this Quick Guide outlines what to look out for at every stage in the TIMES continuum and at the key actions...

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Patient Partnership: Chronic Oedema

Patient Partnership: Chronic Oedema

This Patient Partnership supplement provides advice for individuals with chronic oedema, sometimes referred to as lympoedema, who have been prescribed JOBST® Elvarex® custom-fit compression garments. It includes practical guidance to help patients understand...

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Making the Case: Total Barrier Protection

Making the Case: Total Barrier Protection

Moisture-associated skin damage (MASD) refers to a range of conditions that occur due to prolonged exposure to urine, stool, perspiration or exudate. There are various issues associated with treating MASD, including the diverse range of products available...

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Making the Case: LEUKOMED® SORBACT®

Making the Case: LEUKOMED® SORBACT®

Surgical site infection (SSI) is the third most common type of healthcare-associated infection (HCAI), accounting for about 16% of all HCAIs; they are estimated to affect 6.4% of patients in healthcare systems in England (Health Protection Agency, 2011).

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Patient Partnership: Juxtacures and you

Patient Partnership: Juxtacures and you

This Patient Partnership supplement provides practical advice on getting the most out of Juxtacures, a simple compression system that allows patients to take control of their own treatment.

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HydroTherapy Made Easy

HydroTherapy Made Easy

Rapid cleansing, early granulation and sustained epithelialisation are important requirements for efficient chronic wound healing. This Made Easy discusses HydroTherapy, an innovative approach to wound treatment where a two-step therapy harnesses optimised...

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PHMB Made Easy

PHMB Made Easy

Wound infection continues to be a challenging issue and represents a considerable healthcare burden. This Made Easy supplement outlines how bacterial bioburden can be managed effectively using polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB).

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Patient Partnership: Living with a leg ulcer

Patient Partnership: Living with a leg ulcer

This Patient Partnership supplement advises at-risk patients on what to do when an active ulcer develops. Using a two-step approach of compression and wound care, the aim is to encourage healing, avoid infection and prevent recurrence.

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Supplements

Real-life perspectives on use of Monofilament Fibre Technology in practice

Real-life perspectives on use of Monofilament Fibre Technology in practice

Debrisoft is a device available in the form of the Debrisoft pad or Debrisoft Lolly that utilises patented Monofilament Fibre TechnologyTM to remove devitalized tissue and debris from a wound or from the skin to achieve debridement or improve wound visualisation,...

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Highlighted features

TIME to face the challenge of wound infection

TIME to face the challenge of wound infection

This microsite follows on from the plenary session, chaired by Kath Vowden at the Wounds UK conference, Harrogate 2016.

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