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Implementing the NICE Quality Standard for Pressure Ulcers

Professor Gerard Stansby Chair Guideline Development Group, Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers Guideline and Quality Standard National Institute for Health and Care Excellence discussed Implementing the NICE Quality Standard for Pressure Ulcers at today’s conference. In his presentation Professor Gerard discussed in depth:

  • implementing the NICE Quality Standard for Pressure Ulcers
  • the Quality Statements
  • implementing the standard in practice
  • challenges and critical success factors

Professor Gerard Stansby full presentation is available for download at the end of this page

In his presentation Professor Gerard stated:

“An estimated 4−10% of patients admitted to an acute hospital develop a pressure ulcer…Major cause of sickness, reduced quality of life and morbidity…Associated with a 2−4-fold increase in risk of death in older people in intensive care units…Substantial financial costs…Medicolegal aspects”

“In 2004 the estimated annual cost of pressure ulcer care in the UK was between £1.4 billion and £2.1 billion a year…Mean cost per patient of treatment for a grade IV pressure ulcer was calculated to be £10,551”

​"Huge number of pressure ulcer causes.  We must understand all of these to be able to eliminate them."

"It's important to read the full, NICE guideline 179" Available here.

Professor Gerard Stansby Biography:

Professor Gerard Stansby qualified from Cambridge University and Addenbrooke’s Hospital in 1982. He carried out many junior training posts in Cambridge and the East Anglian area before moving to the Royal Free Hospital as Registrar and subsequently Lecturer in Surgery. In 1993, he went to St Mary’s Hospital in London as a Senior Clinical Vascular Fellow and, in 1994, became Senior Lecturer in General & Vascular Surgery at St Mary’s Hospital and Imperial College, London. In January 2000, he obtained his current position of Professor of Vascular Surgery at the University of Newcastle and the Freeman Hospital.

Professor Stansby is the author of more than 200 scientific articles and several books on venous and arterial diseases. He is president of the RSM Venous Forum and coordinating editor for the Cochrane Vascular Diseases group and several medical journals. He has been on the NICE VTE prevention group (CG92), Chair of the NICE Venous thromboembolism (CG142) and Pressure Ulcer guidelines (CG 179) and associated quality standards.  He is vascular lead of the North of England network and Senate. His other interests include undergraduate medical education and he is the author of a bestselling surgical text book for undergraduates.

Future events of interest:

Eliminating Heel Pressure Ulcers
Thursday 24 September 2015 
ICO Conference Centre, London


Leading your Organisation to Zero-Harm
Thursday 22 October 2015 
Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester


Download: Professor Gerard Stansby

2 July 2015


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