The Medical Devices and Vulnerable Skin Network has been created to integrate ex...
The Network engages with other partners, in particular our two supporting HTCs in Wound Prevention & Treatment and Devices for Dignity.
The Network has brought together a interdisciplinary skill mix and expertise, led by the University of Southampton and King's College London.
The MDVSN works in partnership with Devices for Dignity (D4D) HTC which drives forward innovative new products, processes and services to help people living with long time conditions.
The MDVSN also works in partnership with the WoundTec HTC, which aims to transform the provision of wound care and wound prevention services.
Medical device-related ulcers represent a major healthcare problem, accounting for over 30% of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers.
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.