The University of Southampton
Medical Devices and Vulnerable Skin Network

Medical Devices and Vulnerable Skin - Optimising Safety in Design

  • 7 February 2017

    Clinicians Call for Patients to Share Expe...

    Researchers and clinicians in Southampton are calling for people to...

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  • 2 February 2017

    Energy and Enthusiasm Empower FortisNet Co...

    'Carpe diem' - Across the world and at home, the FortisNet network ...

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  • 25 November 2016

    Innovative lecturer recognised at Times Hi...

    Mental Health lecturer, James Wilson, has been recognised for his u...

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  • Partners

    The Network engages with other partners, in particular our two supporting HTCs in Wound Prevention & Treatment and Devices for Dignity.  

    Biographies

    The Network has brought together a interdisciplinary skill mix and expertise, led by the University of Southampton and King's College London.

    Useful Downloads

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    EPUAP 2014
    EPUAP 2014
    Annual Report 2014-2015
    Annual Report 2014-2015
    Annual Report 2015-2016
    Annual Report 2015-2016
    WT&P HTC
    D4D HTC

    Key facts

    Medical device-related ulcers represent a major healthcare problem, accounting for over 30% of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers.

    Key facts

    Non-healing wounds continue to be a major issue in all health care systems, providing an estimated financial burden to the NHS of £4 billion per annum.

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