2017 Activity

Thanks to everyone that got involved in the 2017 #stopthepressure campaign!

Here are just some highlights…

Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust had displays around all of their main Trust sites with visitors to the stands having the chance to test their knowledge on pressure ulcers with a quick quiz and fun crossword. The Walkergate Park site also made a fantastic cake for the occasion!


To support the Stop the Pressure Campaign and World Stop Pressure Day, Nottingham CityCare launched a competition for any members of staff to enter. Staff were asked for any ideas, however simple, that would help improve pressure ulcer prevention in the community. Winners will be announced soon!


Bedford Hospital NHS Trust raised awareness of at risk patients, pressure ulcers and prevention to patients, staff and the general public by the use of various display stands around the hospital as well as through a “Pressure Ulcers on Tour” which gave the opportunity to complete the pressure ulcer challenge and win prizes for the ward.


Parafricta attended a Stop the Pressure Day event at the Prince Charles Hospital Merthyr Tydfil with the TVN team in order to raise awareness of pressure ulcers to nurses, carers and the general public.


A great collaboration between the Acute & Community teams of the Cornwall Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust hosted an event to raise awareness amongst healthcare workers, student nurses and the general public through various exhibition stands to highlight the different aspects of reducing incidents. The portfolio included pressure relieving equipment, manual handling aids as well as information on continence care and raising awareness associated with medical device issues.


Oldham Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust held a “drop in” event which was open to all healthcare professionals, care homes, nursing homes and social care in the Borough of Oldham. The team supported the “react to red” campaign with the focus of the event being on SSKIN. The team devised an “e-source” pack, offered help and advice and also showcased how they are pressure mapping in the community!


NHS Grampian organised a conference on the 28th November at the Aberdeen Beach Ballroom where a staggering 315 people attended! The conference included moving and handling equipment, seating, repositioning devices, offloading of heels, podiatry, pressure ulcer grading. moisture lesion management and more!

The event gained TV coverage within Scotland and there’s still time to get involved! Follow @Fruss247 on Twitter and if you want further information please email fionarussell@nhs.net

The event was an amazing success and this is reflected in the images taken which can be downloaded here…

NHS Grampian Conference – Part 1

NHS Grampian Conference – Part 2


Ayrshire & Arran raised awareness amongst staff, patients and visitors across 3 different hospital sites by the use of table displays to raise the profile of pressure ulceration and the need for robust care. The teams promoted the use of their pocket guide to skin inspection tool which is laminated and clips easily onto your badge, as well as distributing guides for grading/excoriation, patient information leaflets, SSKIN bundles, care plans and much more!