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Jackie Stephen-Haynes

Chair, Wound Care Alliance UK

Challenges ahead

Happy New Year! This is an election year: I wonder what it will bring? The world of tissue viability faces many challenges and questions. Finances will remain a big challenge, whatever the outcome of...

75 years of the NHS: together we can meet our lofty ideals

Sustainability - a buzzword that applies to so many aspects of our lives in 2023 – is also a key issue for the NHS. That the sustainability of the NHS is a significant concern has placed it high up...

A change in culture needed

The Wound Care Alliance UK (WCAUK) annual conference is being held at Gloucester Rugby Club on Wednesday 10 May 2023. For more details and to book your place, please see the advert in this journal or...

Innovation is the key

Wound Care Alliance UK (WCAUK) has recently recruited over 5000 members and, as Chair, I am immensely proud of the charity, the trustees and our achievements. I promised the trustees something sparkly...

The what, who, why and how of skin tears in the community and care homes

Older people can experience a variety of skin problems including skin tears, leg ulcers, pressure ulcers and oedema. The National Wound Care Strategy Programme (NWCSP) (

Pressure ulcers and the prone position

The prone position is defined as lying in a horizontal position with the front of the body facing downwards. It is used to improve short-term oxygenation and lung compliance (BACCN, 2018)..

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