Atkins L, Bucko Z, Conde Montero E Implementing TIMERS: the race against hard-to-heal wounds. J Wound care. 2019; 23:S1-S42

Changes and opportunities

08 August 2019
Volume 28 · Issue 15

This summer has seen many changes. We have a new Prime Minister and there are ongoing discussions about closer working and partnerships between health and social care.

Many of those working in health care have expressed their support for greater collaboration between these two areas, including many working within tissue viability. Indeed, in previous editorials I have discussed the importance of improving wound care, challenging barriers and embracing change.

We also face changes at the Wound Care Alliance UK (WCAUK) with the resignation of Professor Richard White, previous treasurer and WCAUK trustee for 15 years. As chair, I am fully aware of the commitment of being a trustee so I want to thank Richard for his support and careful guidance to the charity. I am indebted to him for his support, wish him well and hope he enjoys taking things a bit easier.

Further change will also take place at the British Journal of Nursing as the Editor and Editorial Director, Julie Smith, will be leaving soon. I have worked with Julie in my role representing the WCAUK on the editorial board of this supplement for some time. I want to take this opportunity to thank Julie for her professionalism and support in working with the WCAUK on the Tissue Viability Supplement, as well as at the BJN Awards. Her editorial skills are exceptional and we have appreciated working with her. All the WCAUK trustees wish her well in her new role.

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