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Stop the Pressure: Pressure Ulcer Prevention & Management

Friday 19 Nov 2021

Hallam Conference Centre, London

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This conference focuses on the prevention and management of pressure ulcers including monitoring, reporting and improvement and will focus on Learning from the Inaugural National Pressure Ulcer Prevalence and Quality of Care Audit and reflecting on the challenges of Covid-19. The conference will open with National Developments from the National Wound Care Strategy Programme, learning from the inaugural Stop the Pressure: National Pressure Ulcer Prevalence and Quality of Care Audit and understanding Pressure Ulcers and Covid-19. The conference will continue with a focus on training and educating frontline staff,  and an extended masterclass on Pressure Ulcer Assessment, Reporting & Management

The conference includes a choice of streams in the afternoon focusing on:

Stream A: Learning from the National Audit and Sustaining Pressure Ulcer Prevention through Covid-19
This stream will focus on sustainability of pressure ulcer prevention through Covid-19 and Learning from the National Pressure Ulcer Prevalence and Quality of Care Audit. The session will focus on the introduction consistent processes and practice to eliminate pressure ulcers, and managing them effectively if they do occur. The stream will consider effective risk assessment tools, and the timing of them, the factors that increase the risk of pressure ulcer development and also look at a case study focusing on pressure ulcers in Covid-19 patients and the importance of ensuring patients have a planned repositioning regime.

Stream B: Reducing and Managing Pressure Ulcers at the End of Life
Wounds are a common occurrence in patients with terminal illnesses, it has been estimated that approximately one third of palliative care patients will experience a pressure ulcer. Pressure wounds are seen most often in elderly and terminally ill patients as a result skin failure — a naturally occurring process commonly associated with terminal illness wherein the skin begins to break down and die. At the end of life multiple risk factors can lead to pressure ulcers. The prevention and management of pressure ulcers at the end of life must also be balanced alongside the patients preferences presenting ethical dilemmas such as when prevention and active management should stop in the last days of life. This stream focuses on the reduction and management of pressure ulcers at the end of life, from risk assessment to controlling pain and discomfort in the last days of life.

(both streams will be recorded so you can watch the stream you do not attend live at a later time)

“Finding ways to improve the prevention of pressure damage is therefore a priority for policy-makers, managers and practitioners alike…This inaugural National Stop the Pressure Ulcer audit of over ten thousand patients in England across 36 hospitals in 18 NHS Trusts has been undertaken against the key elements of the aSSKINg clinical care bundle during 2019/20”

Ruth May, Chief Nursing Officer, July 2020

“A new national PU data system is now required to support quality improvement for people at risk of pressure damage.”

Pressure Ulcer Workstream National Wound Care Strategy June 2021

“The overall prevalence of PUs recorded, in terms or proportion of patients with 1 or more PUs, was 9.04%...The audit sought to understand not just the number of pressure ulcers that were present, but the care that was being delivered to the patients to prevent pressure ulcers occurring….Findings regarding implementation of preventative actions vary considerably between organisations and even between sites within organisations. Identification of these areas is important to the individual organisations as it allows them to focus quality improvement efforts into the areas that may make a difference.”

Stop the Pressure: National Pressure Ulcer Prevalence and Quality of Care Audit 2020

The conference will concluded with a focus on improving nutrition and hydration, and an update on learning from clinical negligence claims related to Pressure Ulcers. 

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve the measurement, reporting and prevention of pressure ulcers and harm
  • Reflect on national developments and learning including learning from Stop the Pressure: National Pressure Ulcer Prevalence and Quality of Care Audit
  • Learn from outstanding practice in pressure ulcer reporting
  • Change the way you view pressure ulcers – eliminating the focus on avoidability
  • Developing effective training and education of frontline staff that will empower frontline teams to take ownership for improving care processes and preventing pressure ulcers
  • Understand how you can reduce pressure ulcers and harm from pressure ulcers
  • Understand plans for a new national pressure ulcer data system to support quality improvement
  • Improve sustainability in the reduction of pressure ulcers during Covid-19
  • Understand the factors that increase the risk of pressure ulcer development, and explore effective risk assessment tools
  • Develop a better understanding of pressure ulcer prevention at the end of life
  • Reflect on a case study in reducing pressure ulcers in Covid-19 patients
  • Improve Nutrition and Hydration
  • Learn from Clinical Negligence claims related to pressure ulcersEnsure you are up to date with the latest evidence and definitions
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

95% of delegates who attended the last conference on this subject stated that it would have a positive impact on patient experience and outcomes 

Chair and Speakers include:

Tina Chambers

Past Chair Tissue Viability Society, Tissue Viability Consultant, Educator & Advisor Tina Chambers Ltd

Jacqui Fletcher

Clinical Lead
The National Wound Care Strategy Programme

Alison Smith

Older People Specialist Group Committee Member
British Dietetic Association

Bev Hunt

Safety and Learning Lead, Mediation
NHS Resolution

Virtual Attendance

Our online virtual events include a combination of live webcam presentations, training materials, video sessions and interactive exercises and discussion.

All you need is a quiet space, a good internet connection and PC or laptop with camera and microphone to allow you to see, hear and speak to the facilitator and other delegates. We will provide full instructions for accessing the platform along with login details. 

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Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Getting to the Venue

Situated in the West End, adjacent to the BBC and the Langham hotel
By rail:
Marylebone, Euston and Kings Cross St Pancras Stations are all within 10 minutes taxi rides or alternatively 15 minutes by Underground. Paddington Station (which has a direct link to Heathrow every 15 minutes) is 20 minutes walk or 10 minutes in a taxi
By road:
There is on-street parking nearby, see: Parking in Westminster for more information. The nearest NCP car park is at 6-7 Weymouth Mews. Please note that this venue is within the Congestion Charge zone.
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Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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