Hello everyone and welcome to this edition of Wounds UK. It has been quite a year so far for a wide range of reasons. Following on from the debate in the House of Lords in November, Lord Hunt held a meeting to discuss the current status of wound care in the UK and the need for a national strategy. To help address the latter, Margaret Kitching, Chief Nurse (North) from NHS Improvement suggested three primary streams of work:
Assessment and prevention of pressure ulcers
Improving assessment, treatment and healing of wounds of the lower leg
Improving assessment, treatment and healing of wounds of surgical acute wounds.