Journal Articles


  1. Taking wound cleansing seriously to minimise risk VIEW PDF

    March 2017 Volume 13 Issue 1

    This article is based on a symposium held at the Wounds UK annual conference in Harrogate on 14th November 2016. The symposium consisted of presentations by two speakers: Mark Collier (Nurse Consultant, Tissue Viability, United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust)...

  2. 2017 — protecting our education, training and professional developmentVIEW PDF

    March 2017 Volume 13 Issue 1

    I am sure that you are aware of the Government’s pl ans to integrate health and social care and promote the NHS as being world leading. The spending review (HM Treasury, 2015) stated there would be £120 billion annual investment by 2020/21 to protect the...

  3. A research roundup of recent papers relevant to wound care(13:1))VIEW PDF

    March 2017 Volume 13 Issue 1

    This section brings together information found online and published in other journals about wound healing research.

  4. An overview of pressure ulcer risk assessment toolsVIEW PDF

    March 2017 Volume 13 Issue 1

    Pressure ulcers are believed to largely be preventable, but in order to make best use of both human and physical resources, and maintain patient comfort and dignity, it is important to identify the people most at risk and deliver timely preventative care....

  5. Can simple changes dramatically reduce wastage in the NHS?VIEW PDF

    March 2017 Volume 13 Issue 1

    It seems that everywhere we look there are stories about the funding crisis in the NHS and how we must make savings. Now, I love the NHS – it’s been part of my life for over half of my life so I want to do what I can to save it, but the more I look the...

  6. Celebrating the Leg Club experienceVIEW PDF

    March 2017 Volume 13 Issue 1

    This month, I am stepping down as Chair of the Lindsay Leg Club Foundation®, a post I have held for 3 years. I shall miss the opportunity to serve this wonderful charity, as well as the interaction with fellow trustees and supporters. But what I will miss...

  7. Chronic venous leg ulcer care – are we missing a vital piece of the jigsaw?VIEW PDF

    March 2017 Volume 13 Issue 1

    This project explored the lived experiences of patients with leg ulcers to ascertain impact on their quality of life. The aim was to develop a new Leg Ulcer Consultation Template (LUCT). Unstructured interviews were undertaken. Themes raised as significant...

  8. Clinical audit examining pressure ulcer incidence among end-of-life patientsVIEW PDF

    March 2017 Volume 13 Issue 1

    Preventing pressure ulcers in patients at the end of their life often proves difficult despite adequate interventions to prevent pressure ulcers. Difficulty preventing ulcers in such patients is due to many factors, including reduced peripheral tissue perfusion,...

  9. Clinical audits: gathering the evidence for informed clinical practiceVIEW PDF

    March 2017 Volume 13 Issue 1

    The wound care landscape in the UK is one dominated by a number of trends and talking points. Some have seen continued discussion in the frontline, in the case of pressure ulcers and their preventability. Others, such as the role of evidence-based wound care,...

  10. Coming soon: the best practice statement on lipoedemaVIEW PDF

    March 2017 Volume 13 Issue 1

    Wound UK is proud to announce that an Expert Working Group has developed Best Practice Guidance on Lipoedema. The document was inspired by the need for clear guidance and improved patient involvement in the management of lipoedema. It offers guidance on diagnosis...