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Health: Pressure Ulcers

Volume 689: debated on Wednesday 21 February 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What action they are taking to reduce the incidence of pressure ulcers among United Kingdom hospital patients in light of the finding of the Your Turn campaign, supported by the Tissue Viability Nurses Association, that the condition is preventable in 98 per cent of cases. [HL829]

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has published detailed clinical guidelines on pressure ulcer management in primary and secondary care. It is the responsibility of local health bodies to ensure that this guidance is implemented.