Recommended Links

You may need further information on wound care – here are some links to support you. These links will take you to other useful web-pages providing information on tissue viability and wound care along with a number of general health resource sites. If you find a broken link, or want us to include a link to another web-site please contact us.


National Societies, Groups & Companies

ABPI Association of British Healthcare Industries represents innovative research-based biopharmaceutical companies, large, medium and small, leading an exciting new era of biosciences in the UK.

British Lymphology Society (BLS) is a multidisciplinary group interested in the management of lymphoedema.

Circulation Foundation funds and promotes research into the causes, treatment and prevention of vascular disease in the UK.

The Infection Prevention Society (IPS)  has a mission to inform promote and sustain expert infection prevention policy and practice in the pursuit of patient or service user and staff safety wherever care is delivered.

Leg Ulcer Forum provides a forum to advance the education of nurses and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of persons with leg ulcers and related conditions including wounds through discussion, debate and dissemination of relevant research findings.

Lindsay Leg Club Foundation has been created to relieve suffering from leg ulcers and associated conditions through the implementation of an award winning model that motivates and empowers patients to take ownership of their care, alleviate their suffering and reduce the stigma attached to their condition.

Nursing in Practice providing primary and community nurses with incisive and innovative clinical content for over 12 years through its magazine, website and events.

Nursing in Practice Training designed for nurses of all levels of experience to sharpen their skills in specific clinical areas, such a wound care.

National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) serves as the authoritative voice for improved patient outcomes in pressure ulcer prevention and treatment through public policy, education and research.

National Association of Tissue Viability Nurses Scotland (NATVNS) believes in the need to promote collaborative, holistic, research based practice in tissue viability which facilitates excellent standards of care in Scotland and beyond.

Stop the Pressure was launched by NHS Midlands and East as part of their ambition to make life better for patients. The campaign is now being rolled out nationally, with NHS England, NHS Improving Quality and Haelo joining forces with other partners to support a 50% reduction in pressure ulcer prevalence throughout winter 2013/14.

Welsh Wounds Network has a mission to improving clinical care for people with wounds. They are committed to ensuring the highest possible standards of research, development and education to support industrial and clinical developments in wound healing.

Wound Care Alliance is a charity with a group of committed trustees with the remit of supporting the delivery of well-informed high quality care by clinicians well versed in the principles of best practices in all aspects of Tissue Viability.

Wounds UK is a wound care education company providing conferences, events, roadshows and journals in the fields of wound care and tissue viability.

Your Turn Campaign is a national movement working to reduce the number of pressure sores (sometimes know as bed sores) in the UK.


International Societies, Groups & Companies

Canadian Association of Wound Care (CAWC) Canadian Association of Wound Care is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing skin health and wound management in Canada.

EPUAP European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel’s mission statement is to provide the relief of persons suffering from or at risk of pressure ulcers, in particular through research and the education of the public and by influencing pressure ulcer policy in all European countries towards an adequate patient centred and cost effective pressure ulcer care.

EWMA European Wound Management Association are initiated in cooperation with different national or international organisations, aiming at goals such as an increased data collection and quality of evidence, implementation of knowledge and development of education within wound management.  Click here for access to the EWMA Journal 

ETRS European Tissue Repair Society is a non-profit making organisation founded in 1988, aims to promote knowledge and interchange between scientists, healthcare professionals, industry and other individuals that have an interest in tissue repair of all organs.

JSPU Japanese Society of Pressure Ulcers carries out research and examination of a wide range and variety of problems from prevention to treatment of pressure ulcers.  It also provides a place for discussing experiences and problems related to treatment and exchanging opinions with the aim of performing enlightening and instructional activities which can be applied in clinical practice.

World Union of Wound Healing Societies mission is to co-ordinate a world-wide exchange of information between wound societies and other relevant stakeholders, including international and global agencies as well as personal-level friendship exchanges.

Wounds International is the  essential wound management resource, raising awareness and sharing best practice worldwide


Wounds Research

Wounds Research Network (WReN) is a networking platform for clinical and academic professionals involved in wounds research and is currently being supported by a grant from the Tissue Viability Society.


Government Bodies

Cochrane Wounds  is part of Cochrane, an international non-profit and independent research publishing organisation that aims to help people make well-informed decisions about healthcare.

NICE National Institute for Health and Care Excellence mission is to improve health and social care through evidence-based guidance.