Service development and delivery

A wounds wish list for 2017

Some of us have had a long career in wound care, while some of you are new to the field. But whether we can have a long look back or a short one, we all have our individual hopes that specific areas in the world of wound care that we love improve over the course of the year. Here is my wish list...

Taking wound assessment beyond the edge

Findings from a recent global anthropological study have highlighted the importance of the periwound skin and its relevance to wound progression. The study reveals that both healthcare practitioners and patients view management of the periwound skin as an integral part of wound healing. While...

Ten top tips: reducing antibiotic resistance

The World Health Organization (WHO)’s 2014 report on global surveillance of antimicrobial resistance reveals that antibiotic resistance is no longer a prediction for the future; it is happening now, across the world. This has been driven by antibiotic overuse in humans and food-producing animals,...

20 years in wound healing: where we are now

For 20 years, or more, I have attended the Wounds UK annual conference held in the international conference centre in Harrogate in North Yorkshire, England. This year the event, billed as ‘Decoding Science — Transforming Practice’ was bigger and better than ever before. With over 1,500...