Service development and delivery

From the Lords to the wards

Wound care is a topic close to all of our hearts and so it was with great interest that I followed the debate in the UK House of Lords in November tabled by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath regarding what plans the UK government has to develop a strategy for improving the standards of wound care in the...

The status of wound care units in Spain

The paucity of published studies to date has made it difficult to assess wound care provision in Spain. This paper reports the outcomes of the first census of units specialising in the treatment of chronic wounds in this country. Results indicate that wound units have very heterogeneous and diverse...

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...