NewsWoundcare4Heroes runs trauma programme

Woundcare4Heroes runs trauma programme

Burns, Complex wounds

Woundcare4Heroes runs trauma programmeWoundcare4Heroes, a UK charity that supports the NHS in providing lifelong care for those discharged from the Armed Forces, has been asked by the Trauma Care charity to develop a full-day programme at the 14th International Trauma Care conference to be held in Telford on 22–26 April 2013.


The wound care and burns programme will take place on 24 April and will include expert speakers from the fields of tissue viability and plastic surgery as well as representatives of Woundcare4Heroes. Sessions will cover topics such as 'Treatment for wounds – what, when, why and how?' presented by Professor Peter Vowden, 'The future of wound healing' presented by Professor David Leaper, and 'After the acute stage – scarring pathology, outline management of post burn reconstruction and the future of scar management' presented by Jo Hardwick. The programme will end with a keynote presentation from Professor James Ryan entitled 'Where do we go from here: looking back at 40 years of military and civilian practice and forward to future challenges for UK military medicine'.

The event is open to all healthcare professionals caring for patients with traumatic wounds. For further programme information and details of how to apply for a delegate place, please click here to visit the Woundcare4Heroes event page.  

Wounds UK is proud to support Woundcare4Heroes, which has been formed to develop a national network of complex wound management services to support the increasing needs and challenges faced by the UK armed forces and the NHS caring for those discharged from military services. It aims to serve as an interface between the Ministry of Defence and NHS care provision, and will give priority access to experts.

The Woundcare4Heroes team is a group of wound healing experts, medical consultants, professors, and those with degree or master's qualification in wound healing who have the knowledge and skills required to treat the complex wounds that are sustained in conflict. Woundcare4Heroes will also share this expertise through the provision of training in wound care for non-specialist healthcare professionals or those unaccustomed to caring for such severe and complex wounds

For further information about the conference, please click here to visit the Trauma Care website.