Useful links

Tissue Viability and Wound Care

European Tissue Repair Society (ETRS)

The European Tissue Repair Society is a non-profit making organisation founded in 1988 that aims to promote knowledge and interchange between scientists, healthcare professionals, industry and other individuals that have an interest in tissue repair of all organs. The Society has an annual meeting and a number of focus meetings each year concentrating on different aspects of tissue repair, ranging from basic science to clinical aspects of healing.

European Wound Management Association (EWMA)

The association works to promote the advancement of education and research into native epidemiology, pathology, diagnosis, prevention and management of wounds of all aetiologies. Individuals and organisations interested in wound management.

Health Improvement Scotland (Tissue Viability Online)

Website (hosted by NHS Health Improvement Scotland) which aims to standardise and improve Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Wound Management Practice across all care sectors in Scotland. or

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)

The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network develops evidence based clinical practice guidelines for the National Health Service (NHS) in Scotland.

Tissue Viability Society

The Tissue Viability Society (TVS) aims to provide expertise in wound management to all healthcare professionals.

Wound Care Alliance UK

is a charity formed to offer help and support educationally; providing a members network, educational resources, evidence based guidelines and a communication forum. In this way the WCA UK hopes to encourage health care workers at a basic level to pursue their education in would care and help develop the specialists of the future. The organisation also hopes to provide a professional voice nationally and internationally for the key stakeholders in the specialty of Tissue Viability. Membership is currently free.

Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses society (WOCN)

Founded in 1968, the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) is a professional, international nursing society of more than 5,000 health care professionals who are experts in the care of patients with wound, ostomy and incontinence.

Wounds Group

Adding value, enhancing understanding, changing practice Wounds Group is a major international healthcare communications business with a global reach in wound management. Our mission is to deliver innovative educational materials, online, in print and in person that successfully meet the needs of those practising wound healing across different geographies.

With extensive experience in the field of wound healing, we provide high-quality independent medical education using multiple platforms. Our aim is to support practitioners by providing insight into latest developments and condensing the available evidence into concise and practice-based guidance for everyday wound management.

WoundsGroup has a strong heritage in working in partnership with practitioners and industry to help close the gaps in healthcare provision and strengthen professional skills and knowledge for improved patient care.



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Pressure Ulcers

European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP)

Created in London in December 1996 to lead and support all European countries in the efforts to prevent and treat pressure ulcers.

National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP)

The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel serves as the authoritative voice for improved patient outcomes in pressure ulcer prevention and treatment through public policy, education and research.

Your turn

Your Turn is a national movement working to reduce the number of pressure ulcers in the UK.

Leg Ulcers

Leg Ulcer Forum Scotland

Leg Ulcer Forum Scotland (LUFS) is an affiliated member of Leg Ulcer Forum U.K. and since the launch of LUFS in 2002, membership in Scotland has increased annually.

Legs Matter Campaign

Operating under the governance of the Tissue Viability Society, Legs Matter is a coalition of eight healthcare charities and not-for-profit organisations. Legs Matter is funded by these organisations and our corporate partners.

Lindsay Leg Club

The Lindsay Leg Club Foundation (the Foundation) was established in December 2004 with the main objective of facilitating and managing the co-ordinated growth of the network of the Leg Clubs and to provide the Clubs with any information and support that they may require. The Foundation achieved charitable status in September 2005.


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