Key skills for success

11 August 2022
Volume 31 · Issue 15

Wow – what a result in the women's football. What a truly fantastic match. I was getting lots of ‘GRL PWR’ text messages from those who know me well. Congratulations ladies! Absolute class.

And what, you may be thinking, does this have to do with wound care? There are some key words about achieving success, including motivation, commitment, strength, resilience, perseverance and leadership. These attributes are key for succeeding in football and certainly for delivering effective wound care.

Many people working in healthcare have been on a journey to get where they are and, for some, this will have been easier than for others. Each person has a unique story to tell. For some, this will have been easy and, for others, a real struggle. They may have faced personal challenges and perhaps, like me, they were told that they could never achieve what they wanted to.

Being informed and well-prepared is essential in both football and in wound care. Wound Care Alliance UK (WCAUK) is hosting a Wound Care Skills Day on Thursday 6 October 2022 at the Jubilee Conference Centre in Nottingham. The trustees will be speaking and as always there is a chance to catch up with us all. Book via the website (

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