Journal Articles


  1. Clinical care delivery implications of the ‘Burden of Wounds’ studyVIEW PDF

    September 2016 Volume 12 Issue 3

    The recently published ‘Burden of Wounds’ study (Guest et al, 2015a) not only highlighted the cost of delivering wound care in the UK but also revealed a number of shortcomings in the method of care delivery, many of which could potentially have adversely...

  2. Commissioning and Leg Clubs – making the caseVIEW PDF

    September 2016 Volume 12 Issue 3

    Since 1989 I have worked with the various NHS organisations — from GP fundholding to now Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) — that have controlled the funding and allocation of resources for the NHS. One thing has been constant: the aim and desire to...

  3. DEBRA: promoting a holistic model of careVIEW PDF

    September 2016 Volume 12 Issue 3

    DEBRA, the national charity that supports individuals and families affected by Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), provides a nationwide EB community support service to help people with the condition overcome the challenges of their everyday lives. The effects of...

  4. Epidermal harvesting in plastic surgery outpatients – an interdisciplinary team approachVIEW PDF

    September 2016 Volume 12 Issue 3

    Epidermal harvesting (EH) is the practice of taking micro-grafts for autologous skin grafting. EH involves applying a device (Cellutome™ Epidermal Harvesting System, Acelity) with a sterile disposable harvester that heats the donor site skin (typically...

  5. For the way forward, we need new questions, innovation and debateVIEW PDF

    September 2016 Volume 12 Issue 3

    It feels like it has been a very busy summer — that quiet August time somehow didn’t happen — but perhaps this is unsurprising as we are so close to the World Union Conference of Wound Healing Societies in Florence and, of course, Wounds UK in Harrogate...

  6. Improving management of radiotherapy-induced skin reactions: a radiographer’s perspectiveVIEW PDF

    September 2016 Volume 12 Issue 3

    This article describes how Gloucestershire Oncology Centre (GOC) improved patient care by focusing on the assessment and management of radiotherapy-induced skin reactions (RISR). After opening a satellite unit and treatment regimens changing, there was a...

  7. Larval therapy as a means of debridementVIEW PDF

    September 2016 Volume 12 Issue 3

    With the advent of online databases of medical literature, modern wound care specialists have at their disposal a vast body of knowledge to inform their clinical decision-making. From the massive quantity of published evidence, one can discern trends that...

  8. Paediatric wound care: neonates and infantsVIEW PDF

    September 2016 Volume 12 Issue 3

    A brief search of the world’s wound care literature using a popular database such as PubMed will yield many hits (on 1st September I had 109,809 for 'wound care') but by refining the strategy by adding 'paediatric' reduces the number dramatically (down...

  9. Patient story: coping with and treating a radiation dermatitis woundVIEW PDF

    September 2016 Volume 12 Issue 3

    Cancer treatment itself is challenging but severe skin complications from radiotherapy can further shake patients’ resilience and stretch professional expertise. Dan Porter had treatment for a recurrence of the cancer he’d survived 10 years ago but, unlike...

  10. Professional education on breastcancer- related lymphoedema and its relation to patient wellbeingVIEW PDF

    September 2016 Volume 12 Issue 3

    This systematic review uses qualitative research to establish how education on breast-cancer-related lymphoedema (BCRL) impacts patient perspectives and experiences of lymphoedema. A comprehensive literature and hand search of papers published in English between...