Journal Articles


  1. The leg ulceration pathway: impact of implementation VIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (4)

    Leg ulceration continues to be a common cause of suffering for patients and the treatment of these patients continues to place a significant burden on the NHS, especially community nursing services. In 2016, Atkin and Tickle (2016) detailed that the implementation...

  2. The results of a clinical evaluation of Accel-Heal® electroceutical treatment in a large NHS TrustVIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (4)

    The cost of leg ulcers in the UK was estimated to be £1.94 billion (Guest et al, 2016). Leg ulcers are a common ailment that have a negative impact on patients’ quality of life, often resulting in lengthy healthcare professional consultations, out-patient...

  3. Using TLC-NOSF advanced wound dressing to improve outcomes for patients with leg and diabetic foot ulcersVIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (4)

    Healthcare providers are under pressure to balance cost of care with the delivery of high-quality patient outcomes. Breaking the cycle of hard-to-heal wounds requires a proactive approach that includes recognising and understanding the extent of the problem,...

  4. Wound care delivery: quo vadis?VIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (4)

    Another year has passed since the 2016 Wounds UK annual conference. Have we managed to respond to the findings presented in that conference on service delivery and improve the patient experience?

  5. Wound management complicated by cellulitis: a patient’s experienceVIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (4)

    Acute and chronic wounds place a huge burden on patients and healthcare settings, so the timely resolution of complications arising from infections such as cellulitis is important. The patient (an employee of ConvaTec Ltd) suffered a left shin insect bite...

  6. A summer of challenges and an autumn of innovationVIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (3)

    Whatever happened to the days when it was quiet over summer? It feels like we never had a break, as there has been so much in the news about health and health policy, with nursing and the high vacancy factor at the top of the agenda. Tissue viability nurses...

  7. Should the EPUAP adopt the NPUAP’s new pressure ulcer terminology and definitions?VIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (3)

    As healthcare professionals involved in tissue viability, constant monitoring and effective reporting of pressure damage are a daily activity. Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUINs) payments framework were introduced in 2009 (Department of Health...

  8. A case series evaluating the use of a gelling fibre dressing for moderate to highly exuding woundsVIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (3)

    Maintaining a moist environment plays an important role in promoting wound healing, however, achieving the right moisture balance in moderate to highly exuding wounds can be a clinical challenge. Complications arising from poor exudate management can often...

  9. A large-scale evaluation of managing moderate and highly exuding wounds in the communityVIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (3)

    Exudate management remains one of biggest challenges facing district nursing services. With an ever increasing case load of patients with exuding wounds, it is vital to select dressings that simply go beyond just ‘absorbing high levels of chronic wound fluid’....

  10. A novel treatment to delay the onset of radiotherapy-induced skin reaction VIEW PDF

    Wounds UK 13 (3)

    In this article, the author discusses current topical treatments used in the treatment of radiotherapy-induced skin reaction (RISR) and discusses an alternative, Flamigel® RT (Flen Health UK). A moderate to severe radiotherapy-induced skin reaction may necessitate...