This category is open to all new technologies including wound dressings. We are looking for breakthrough technologies or dressings that have revolutionised wound care and have changed patient lives. The criteria for entry dictates that the product must be available in a minimum of three countries worldwide.
Michelle Deeth New Talent Award
Michelle devoted her life to the progress of wound healing both in the NHS as a Lead Tissue Viability Nurse and in Industry. Michelle has been widely cited by her many publications. She sadly died earlier this year. This award recognises her desire to encourage new talent to advance the cause of improving tissue viability
This award celebrates emerging talent within the field of tissue viability
For this award, please describe
1. The project and the outcomes you aimed to achieve 2. Tell us who was involved in the project for example how you engaged with patients, wider clinical teams / service users 3. Describe how your initiative improved patient care, impacted on you as a clinician 4. Describe the impact on the service provision and the clinicians involved 5. Describe any long-term impact, changes implemented as a result or next steps
The Pressure Care Award
Pressure ulcer prevention is an extremely important area of wound care. Many are preventable and clinician working in this area have a crucial role in developing and implementing strategies that reduced pressure ulcer incidence. This is supported by researchers, who are constantly working to determine the aetiology of pressure ulcers and ways to help empower the clinicians.
Any nurse or clinician working in pressure care, who has gone above and beyond for their patients should apply for this award. It is also open to any researchers who have made a significant contribution to the field.
How has the nominee’s work contributed to the understanding of pressure wounds and pressure care?
Why is this contribution valuable?
How can these results benefit wound care in the future?
The Professional Education Award
This category is open to both clinicians and teams who have contributed towards enhancing and sharing best practice, rolling out and establishing competency programmes or delivering successful health-care campaigns that impact on patient care and support government initiatives.
How has this nominee/team contributed to professional education in wound care?