BLISTER study results published in The Lancet!

The BLISTER Study investigated the treatments for bullous pemphigoid, a severe blistering skin condition.  Results showed that starting treatment with an oral antibiotic (doxycycline) is an effective and safer alternative to the current standard treatment of oral steroids (prednisolone) which can have harmful long-term side effects. This was a large study on a rare disease […]

GLOBIAD: International Validation Study

In 2016, the University Centre for Nursing and Midwifery (Ghent University, Belgium) developed the Ghent Global IAD Categorisation Tool (GLOBIAD). The tool categorizes lesions caused by incontinence (IAD) in four categories. This year we aim to validate GLOBIAD by examining the degree of agreement between health professionals /caregivers by categorizing photographs of IAD using two […]

EPUAP 2017 – Fantastic Award Opportunities Available!

The EPUAP are delighted to offer a number of Awards for meetings in 2017 and 2018!  Details are… Investigator Awards apply by 15 March! Click here for more information Journal of Tissue Viability & Journal of Clinical Biomechanics Award – Deadline: 15 April 2017.  Click here for more information EPUAP & Stryker Quality Improvement Travel Awards: […]

TVS Member Offer!

The 10th National Wound Care Conference: Smart working: how to safeguard tissue viability in uncertain times will bring together the leading voices in tissue viability and wound care to discuss the key management, clinical and professional issues affecting those in the field.  Click here to find out more The conference is taking place on Friday 3rd […]

EPUAP Masterclass granted 18 CME credits by EACCME!

The 1st European Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment Masterclass is taking place from the 14-16 March 2017. The Masterclass is suitable for specialised clinicians, clinical researchers, basic researchers, educators, and industry who recognise the challenge of preventing and treating pressure ulcers. This international Masterclass will provide an in- depth theoretical and practical basis about pressure ulcer […]

Want to be a TVS Trustee? Apply now!

Do you want to see the TVS continue to flourish? Have you got a passion for improving wound care delivery, research and education within the UK? Do you want to do more and have greater involvement? Then the TVS needs you! We have 4 vacancies and these are open to all current TVS members who […]

NICE Guideline CG74 Surgical site infections: prevention and treatment

After considering the evidence and consulting with experts, NICE have decided to update this guideline. Information about the decision has been published and can be viewed by clicking here. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) would like to thank everyone for their continued support and interest in NICE guidelines. If you have any […]

Regional Study Day – 15th February 2017 – Book your place now!

Want to hear more about “Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Management & Wound Assessment and Management”? Then join the free half day sessions being held on 15th February in Lymington!   There will be a small supporting exhibition of preventive aids and wound care products.   For full details on how to book your place click here

NICE Guideline CG132 Caesarean Section

This guideline covers when to offer caesarean section, procedural aspects of the operation and care after caesarean section. It aims to improve the consistency and quality of care for women who are considering a caesarean section or have had a caesarean section in the past and are now pregnant again. After considering the evidence and […]

Join the clinical conversation!

The NHS Clinical Evaluation Team are recruiting recruiting clinical colleagues to join them at engagement events.  Clinicians representing all professions and departments e.g. specialist ward, clinic and community focused, respiratory, tissue viability, infection prevention and control, IV practitioners, clinical procurement, A&E, ambulance etc are invited.  Dates for the events are 25 January – University Hospital, Bristol 31 […]