Welcome to the TVS February blog written by Linda Primmer, Community TVN Edinburgh, East & Midlothian and TVS Trustee
Don’t ignore opportunities… This one has YOUR name on it!
The TVS are looking for people to become Trustees with an interest in skin health and wound healing from any profession including: Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Clinical Researchers, Scientists, Medical Staff, Clinical Lecturers, Nurses and Doctors.
If you want to make a national difference to practice believe in yourself…(like I did)….. & read on…….
We are looking for a person like YOU to be a Trustee for the Tissue Viability Society and help improve the lives of the UK population who are at risk of developing or who already have a wound.
Welcome to the first Chair’s blog for 2018 written by the Tissue Viability Society Vice Chair, Heidi Sandoz
Cinderella, the NHS lonely daughter who provides wound care/tissue viability services, was feeling despondent at the end of 2017. For decades she had been trying to expand her service to ensure all patients who needed her could have access to her. She reflected back to 2012 when pressure ulcers became a hot potato for the NHS and how positive she had felt then. This was going to be the moment where finally tissue viability could influence agenda and the NHS governing bodies would see sense in providing access to specialist services for those living with a wound.
“This is it” she said. “This is our moment”.
“Oh no it isn’t” said the Ugly Stepmother “instead I am going to keep you in your tiny, dark office counting pressure ulcers, reporting on pressure ulcers and running around looking at bottoms to work out the cause and category of damage”.
Welcome to the first of my regular blogs to keep you informed of the work that the Tissue Viability Society (TVS) is doing, as well as some of the key contemporary debates and challenges in wound healing. As we are now in the autumn and rapidly approaching the festive season, it is a time for many to reflect on the events of this year and to make plans for Christmas and the coming year.
This has been a very busy year for all involved in skin health and wound healing as considerable efforts are underway to ensure that patients and their families consistently receive safe high quality care which enables them to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Welcome to the Tissue Viability Society’s new blog! Our blog will give us a unique opportunity to share news, updates and tissue viability content, while also offering a place for us to interact with our membership community.
As we continue to build our blog, we’ll also create content so you can learn more about the latest news, research and tips about your specific type of wound care.
We look forward to growing with you as we embark on this new journey. Thanks for stopping by!