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Summer reflections and a personal tribute

17 August 2023
Volume 32 · Issue 15

The summer months can be a time for many of us to take a professional breath and reflect on the first half of the year: accomplishments, challenges and the way forward. The schedule of life has never been so full and the world of tissue viability is having an extraordinary year. Whatever your forte, skin health and wound care issues have been at the forefront of nursing practice this year, pioneering innovation, collaboration and campaigns.

A dynamic succession of conferences at home and abroad have set the scene for the year, leading the way for person-centred wound care. In April, the Society of Tissue Viability (SoTV) held its annual conference in Peterborough, with updates from the National Wound Care Strategy Programme (NWCSP), with several interactive workshops and thought-provoking presentations.

I had the pleasure of presenting with colleagues from King's College London on ‘How do we make patient-centred care a reality and how do we measure the outcomes?’

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