Pressure ulcers: making sure we get it right
One of the roles of Healthcare Improvement Scotland is to set standards of care for patients accessing health and social care services across Scotland. We do this by working with staff, patients, volunteers, carers and families.
We are currently developing standards to ensure that people who use services for the prevention and management of pressure ulcers have the same high quality of care wherever they live, whoever they are and whatever their personal circumstance.
To do this we are looking for feedback from people who have experience of pressure ulcer care, and staff within health, social care and independent healthcare services. The ALLIANCE and Healthcare Improvement Scotland are holding a focus group on Thursday 17th March from 2:00-3.30pm
We will share information about the draft standards for pressure ulcers that we have developed with our project group. We would like to hear your feedback and comments about them. We will also be asking NHS boards and other health and social care providers for their views throughout our consultation period which is due to run between March 2016 and April 2016.
Focus group on pressure ulcers – what to expect?
· This is entirely voluntary and it will not affect any current or future treatment or care that you receive.
· All comments will be anonymised. We will not be asking for any personal information such as name, age or place of residence.
· The information you share at the focus group will be discussed with the project group, and will be used to develop the final standards.
· The information will be added to the feedback from NHS boards, and other health and social care providers, and will form the consultation report.
We will share a copy of our final standards and our consultation report on our website, due to be published in Autumn 2016.
We would like to involve as many people as possible in this work. Taking part provides an opportunity to influence the way NHS Scotland provides services for the prevention and management of pressure ulcers.
For more information, please contact:
Gillian Fergusson on 0141 404 0231 or email