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Pressure Ulcer Community of Practice

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Health Innovation Network, Minerva House, 5 Montague Close, London, SE1 9BB

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Between the years of 2011-2012, pressure ulcers made up the largest proportion of patient safety reports - a total of 19% of all incidents. Pressure ulcers

A pressure ulcer is a localised injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue, usually over a bony prominence, resulting from sustained pressure. Most pressure ulcers are preventable, but a large proportion of the community may be unaware of how to ensure of the steps they can take to protect and support the vulnerable in our society. Vulnerable people will often present with painful pressure sores, not realising what they are, the complications they can cause, or how they could have been prevented.

Treatment of pressure ulcers in the UK range between £1,214 to £14,108 depending on severity.

We're relaunching the Pan-London Pressure Ulcer Community of Practice this summer. The aim of this Community of Practice (CoP) is to provide information to as many people as possible in hard to reach communities, as well as patients/carers accessing healthcare across North and South London. This will be achieved through Community of Practice meetings and collaborative input to projects.

If you work with tissue viability, in ICU or care for vulnerable and mobility impaired people, come join us, share best practice, and help us devise a means of reaching our aim.

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