NHS Long Term Plan Webinar Series
A New Standard for Wound Care
Digital strategies for relieving the burden of wounds
17 March 2021
13:00 - 14:00 GMT
Dr Una Adderley
National Wound Care Strategy Programme Director
Margaret Kitching MBE
Chief Nurse (North)
NHS England & Improvement
Professor Julian Guest
Visiting Professor of Health Economics
King's College London
Tissue Viability Nurse
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Lead nurse tissue viability
The NHS spends £8.3 billion a year treating chronic wounds on an estimated 3.8 million people, according to the recently updated study evaluating the “Burden of Wounds” to the NHS. Costs have increased by 48% in the five years since the study was first published and the overwhelming majority of this burgeoning demand, around 80% of the caseload, impacts on community healthcare.
This webinar will explore the “Burden of Wounds” with study author Julian Guest and consider how digital wound management solutions can relieve pressure and improve outcomes. We’ll see case studies from community nurses, hear the patient and staff view through #tvn2gether and the National Wound Care Strategy team will share their long term vision.
Chaired by Margaret Kitching MBE, Chief Nurse for NHS England and NHS Improvement’s North East and Yorkshire Region, this conversation brings together leading voices within wound care to discuss new strategies for 2021 and beyond.