Pressure Ulcers

Pressure ulcers are an unwanted complication of illness, severe physical disability or increasing frailty. Approximately 412,000 people are likely to develop a new pressure ulcer annually in the UK and this presents a significant burden on the provision of healthcare within the NHS. In June 2015, the Scottish Government announced an expansion of the existing aim, to reduce acquired grade 2–4 pressure ulcers in hospitals and care homes in Scotland by 50% by 2017.

Impact Report: Reducing the incidence of pressure ulcers in acute hospitals in NHS Scotland (June 2018)

This report summarises the work of the SPSP Acute Adult programme to reduce pressure ulcers in acute hospitals. Click here to download the report.