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Improving Patient Safety & Care Webinar Series

Making Wound Care Work
Building Back Better   
8 November 2021
13:00 - 14:00 GMT

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Presenters

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Mike Burrows

Network Coordination Director

AHSN Network

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Rachel Power

Chief Executive

The Patients Association

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Prof Julian Guest

Principal

Catalyst Consultants & Author of the ‘Burden of Wound Care’ study

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Laura Browne

Operational Lead Tissue Viability'

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

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Director of Nursing

A Representative

To be Confirmed

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As part of Mölnlycke Wound Care’s programme of activity this year, Mölnlycke has developed a report in partnership with the Patients Association – ‘Making wound care work: building back better for the 3.8 million’. The report, which is currently being reviewed at the draft stage, will incorporate the findings of patient testimonials, patient advisory groups and a survey of wound care nurses to understand the state of wound care services currently, and how they can be built back better in the NHS’s recovery from COVID-19. Primarily, the report will emphasise that the state of wound care before the pandemic was not good enough, and that the NHS recovery should be used as an opportunity to reconsider how services can best serve patients.

This report will be launched at a webinar hosted by Govconnect in October. This will also be accompanied by the launch of a pledge to “act now to ensure the 3.8 million people with a wound aren’t forgotten, by supporting the redesign of wound care services to put patients first and championing the need for wound care to be prioritised as the NHS recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.” The aim of the pledge is to gather support from wound care specialists, health leaders, policy makers and patient groups to rally behind the reform of wound care, and subsequently complement the launch of the report.