About the TVS

The Tissue Viability Society (TVS) is dedicated to all issues of tissue viability and has been a UK registered charity since 1994. We are the only UK wound care society affiliated with EPUAP &  EWMA. The Society attracts members from all health care professions and membership currently stands at over 500 members.

Ever since its beginnings the TVS has published a scientific and clinical journal – The Journal of Tissue Viability. In 2013, the Journal secured an impact factor greater than 1 ensuring that publishing in the JTV is a significant achievement for authors. The scientific and clinical content of the Journal is managed by an Editor and prominent Editorial Board, and articles are subjected to a rigorous review process.

The TVS aims to improve outcomes for people with wounds through the sharing of information, the promotion of research and increasing the awareness of all aspects of good clinical practice in wound prevention and management.

Our goals are to

  • Promote multidisciplinary partnership at membership and trustee level
  • Promote the involvement of our membership/our engagement with them
  • Showcase UK developments within tissue viability across the specialities
  • Raise the profile of tissue viability and patient needs by collaborating with the Dept of Health and National Commissioning Board.
  • Develop a robust and sustainable JTV.

Improved engagement with our members has been a focus for the TVS for several years as it is a cornerstone of our work and development. The TVS aims to be a society for members that means something and has tangible results.

The TVS largest single area of activity is its annual conference. Each year the TVS aims to link its conference with themes or concerns that have arisen in previous years.

We also communicate with non-members via our website which attracts 50-100 hits per day, attending other wound care conferences (UK & Internationally) and through organising Regional Study Days.