RESOURCES

General information on Pressure Ulcers

NHS Improvement: Stop The Pressure ( http://nhs.stopthepressure.co.uk )

The ‘Stop the Pressure’ campaign was originally launched by NHS Midlands and East as part of their ambition to make life better for patients. The campaign is now managed by NHS Improvement  and forms part of a key ambition to support the improvement of standards of safe care.

NHS Safety Thermometer (www.safetythermometer.nhs.uk)

The NHS Safety Thermometer is a local improvement tool for measuring, monitoring and analysing patient harms and 'harm free' care (including Pressure ulcers)

Pressure Ulcer Prevention

React to Red Skin ( www.reacttoredskin.co.uk )

A community focused pressure ulcer prevention and education programme designed to tackle the issues of pressure ulcers developing in our communities where there is little or no understanding of the issue.

You turn ( http://your-turn.org.uk )

Your Turn is a national movement working to reduce the number of pressure ulcers (sometimes known as bed sores) in the UK.

NICE Pressure Ulcer pathway ( http://pathways.nice.org.uk/pathways/pressure-ulcers )

This guideline covers risk assessment, prevention and treatment in children, young people and adults at risk of, or who have, a pressure ulcer (also known as a bedsore or pressure sore).

European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel

An organisation which provides European research, education and advocacy for pressure ulcer prevention and treatment.

Consensus Document 

PRESSURE ULCER PREVENTION pressure, shear, friction and microclimate in context (PDF) www.woundsinternational.com/media/issues/300/files/content_8925.pdf

Patient advocacy groups

Alzheimer’s Society ( www.alzheimers.org.uk )

UK's leading dementia support and research charity, here for anyone affected by any form of dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The Spinal Injuries Association (www.spinal.co.uk )

The Spinal Injuries Association is a national charity dedicated to helping the 40,000 spinal cord injured people in the UK rebuild their lives.

Parkinson's UK (www.parkinsons.org.uk)

charity dedicated to better care, treatments and quality of life

Wound Management

Wounds UK  ( www.wounds-uk.com )

Wounds UK is the UK's leading wound care education company, providing conferences, events, roadshows and journals in the fields of wound care and tissue viability.

Tissue Viability Society ( http://tvs.org.uk )

An organisation which is dedicated to all tissue viability issues including pressure ulcers. 

European Wound Management Association (EWMA) ( http://ewma.org/ )

The EWMA activities are initiated in cooperation with different national or international organisations, aiming at goals such as an increased data collection and quality of evidence, implementation of knowledge and development of education within wound management.

Wounds International ( www.woundsinternational.com )

DEBRA International

for people affected by epidermolysis bullosa (EB)

Journal of Wound Care (www.magonlinelibrary.com/toc/jowc/current )