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Direct Healthcare Group Acquires Karomed’s Transflo Cushion Brand

Direct Healthcare Group Acquires Karomed’s Transflo Cushion Brand

Direct Healthcare Group (DHG), a leading manufacturer of pressure care solutions, has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the highly regarded Transflo Cushion brand from Karomed. This acquisition, that will complete at the end of February,...

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Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Wins Prestigious Health Foundation Award for Improving Health Care

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Wins Prestigious Health Foundation Award for Improving Health Care

The Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has been selected by the Health Foundation, an independent charity, to be part of a £3.5 million their Scaling Up Improvement Programme. The charity selected seven projects in the UK, supporting them to accelerate...

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Frontier Medical Group launches its new Toto® Touch automated lateral turning system

Frontier Medical Group launches its new Toto® Touch automated lateral turning system

Frontier Medical Group, the specialist medical device manufacturer, has launched its new Toto® Touch automated lateral turning system at the 2017 European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel meeting in Belfast. Toto Touch is an update on the original Toto system...

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Wound care debated in the House of Lords

Wound care debated in the House of Lords

For those who want to catch up on Lord Hunt of Kings Heath’s debate on developing a strategy for improving the standards of wound care in the NHS, here the links: Hansard: http://bit.ly/2jRQZws TV broadcast: http://bit.ly/2zwdzlm Congratulations...

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e-posters: WUK Harrogate conference 2017

e-posters: WUK Harrogate conference 2017

All submitted e-posters for Wounds UK Annual Conference 2017, are now available to view online courtesy of Urgo.

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Winner of the Abstract of the Year Harrogate 2017

Winner of the Abstract of the Year Harrogate 2017

Congratulations to Melissa Rochon, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Surveillance from the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust in Harefield on winning the Wounds UK Award for Excellence for her work protecting surgical wounds from routine and ritualized...

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Inotec AMD Limited appoints new CEO

Inotec AMD Limited appoints new CEO

Cambridge based Inotec AMD Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Craig Kennedy as its new Chief Executive Officer on 3 March 2018.

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Winners of Pressure Area Challenge

Winners of Pressure Area Challenge

A big thank you to Jenni McDonald at the Tissue Viability Darzi Fellow, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust for organising the Pressure Ulcer Area Challenge and Jacqui Fletcher for supporting it. The winners sharing the prize are Jo Swan from the Queen...

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Call for abstracts. Wounds UK, Harrogate 2018

Call for abstracts. Wounds UK, Harrogate 2018

Wounds UK are pleased to announce the call for abstracts for the 2018 Wounds UK Annual Conference, held at the Harrogate International Centre. Electronic poster abstract submissions are now invited for the Wounds UK Annual Conference 2018, which will be held...

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Charity of the Year

Charity of the Year

John McCarthy, Patient Advocate for the UK Sepsis Trust https://sepsistrust.org/, highlights that approximately six million lives are lost worldwide every year. Many of those could be saved with increased public awareness and better education of healthcare...

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Huddersfield University & ConvaTec join forces to survey nurses-Education survey

Huddersfield University & ConvaTec join forces to survey nurses-Education survey

With restrictions on NHS resources, training budgets can often be the first to be cut. Huddersfield University and ConvaTec are working together to understand clinician’s educational needs, what resources are currently available and what should be made...

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Launch of new Leg Club in Clacton on Sea

Launch of new Leg Club in Clacton on Sea

A new Leg Club has opened in Clacton on Sea, spearheaded by District Nurse Lead Kelly Buxey. Following the completion of her District Nurse qualification in 2015 and 15 years in community nursing, Kelly was inspired to set up a community-based Leg Club in...

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Urgo Medical: The Clinical Trial EXPLORER is the First Study to Demonstrate the Efficacy of a Dressing (Urgostart®) in Diabetic Foot Ulcer Healing.

Urgo Medical: The Clinical Trial EXPLORER is the First Study to Demonstrate the Efficacy of a Dressing (Urgostart®) in Diabetic Foot Ulcer Healing.

Published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, the EXPLORER clinical trial is the first clinical study to demonstrate the efficacy of a dressing in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers.

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Wounds UK Annual Conference Bursary Application Details

Wounds UK Annual Conference Bursary Application Details

New for 2018, Wounds UK will be offering conference bursaries to support successful applicants in attending our Annual Conference. This year’s Wounds UK Annual Conference will take place on 5-7 November at the Harrogate Convention Centre, This years programme...

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Editor's picks

Custom-fit compression: made to fit your individual needs

Custom-fit compression: made to fit your individual needs

JOBST Elvarex is a custom-fit flat-knit compression garment. This Patient Partnership document provides practitioners with the information they need to educate patients about their garment, its benefits, and how to get the best out of their treatment.

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Using Ag Oxysalts to prevent and manage wound infection

Using Ag Oxysalts to prevent and manage wound infection

Ag Oxysalts (silver oxynitrate) is a silver compound with unique properties that produce rapid, sustained, broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity. This document aims to provide clinicians with understanding of the chemistry of Ag Oxysalts and the information...

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Meeting CQUIN targets: Improving the assessment of wounds

Meeting CQUIN targets: Improving the assessment of wounds

This ‘how to guide’ explains how registered nurses can improve assessment and documentation, in order to improve practice and meet CQUIN targets, and provides a checklist for structured holistic assessment.

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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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Best Practice Statement: Making day-to-day management of biofilm simple

Best Practice Statement: Making day-to-day management of biofilm simple

Evidence of the role biofilm plays in hard-to-heal wounds continues to mount. Against a backdrop of the increased cost – both human and financial – it is important that clinicians have the skills needed to identify and treat chronic wounds and know when...

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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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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 lymphoedema, 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: 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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