Source: Department of Health and Social Care

Prevention of pressure ulcers can help avoid unnecessary distress to the service user and their family members, and help avoid the need for further medical intervention.

Access the latest pressure ulcer protocol guidance here for advice on responding to individuals at risk of developing pressure ulcers, and preventing harm where they occur.

The guidance comes from the Chief Social Worker to help practitioners and managers to provide appropriate care and quick responses to people at risk of developing pressure ulcers.

The guide includes the process for the clinical management of harm removal and reduction where ulcers occur, and assessing whether an adult safeguarding response is needed.

Read the guide