pressure ulcers

prevention is better than cure.

pressure ulcers

prevention is better than cure.

pressure ulcers

prevention is better than cure.

What is the Your Turn Campaign

Pressure sores are estimated to currently cost the NHS up to £4 billion a year **.

The Your Turn national campaign was launched in June 2006 with the aim of raising public awareness about the dangers of pressure ulcers.

We are working politically to raise this issue on the healthcare agenda.
We are working with health care professionals providing them with an educational and awareness campaign that they can use locally to reduce pressure sore prevalence.

We are working with carers and patients to promote awareness and understanding of how pressure sores occur, and how they can be avoided.* Clark M, Bours G, Defloor T. The prevalence of pressure ulcers in Europe. In Recent Advances in Tissue Viability (Ed M Clark), 2004, Quay Books, Salisbury
** Bennett, G. Dealey, C. & Posnett, J. (2004) the cost of pressure ulcers in the UK. Age and ageing, 33p230-235

 

Miriam-200.jpgYour Turn is supported by successful actress of stage and screen, Miriam Margolyes. Miriam says:

It makes me frustrated and incredulous to think that in a society where we have made such wonderful strides with medical technology, that an entirely avoidable condition such as a pressure sore is being completely overlooked. Helpless people need to be taken care of - it's our human responsibility. Proper care can and would prevent these horrible sores and it can and must be done."