Stop the Pressure 2022

Pressure ulcers are a concerning and largely avoidable harm associated with healthcare delivery (NHS Improvement, 2018)

STOP the Pressure Week 14-18 November 2022

We have been collaborating with The National Wound Care Strategy Programme (NWCSP) and all #4nations for STOP the Pressure week with representatives from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. We are extremely excited about this collaborative campaign 🙂

Our focus for the week

Risk assessment and the PURPOSE T tool (everything is still relevant for those areas using other risk assessment tools)

The key message

Risk assessment, your call to action for pressure ulcer prevention

What we want to do

Create a significant culture shift and eliminate avoidable pressure ulcers in all health and care settings

Here’s what we’ve created so you can get involved

  • A presentation about how to get involved – download our presentation
  • Quizzes and competitions – you could win a £25 Amazon voucher or a place at the Society of Tissue Viability Conference 26-27 April, 2023 in Peterborough
  • A narrated PowerPoint presentation about risk assessment
  • Social media graphics for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram don’t forget to use the hashtags #4nations, #riskassessment and #stopthepressure – let’s get social!
  • A3 and A4 posters with an option to add your own logo
  • Email signatures – 4 colours!
  • A series of videos which will be launched during STOP the Pressure week – keep an eye on our social and YouTube channels

What are you doing for STOP the Pressure week?

  • Hosting educational activities on prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers?
  • Organising awareness raising events to share information about pressure ulcers?
  • Reaching out to your local community to inform them about pressure ulcers?
  • Making policy makers aware about pressure ulcers?

If you’re creating resources which we can share in the future, let us know so we can share your ideas or you could enter them into our competition!

Need some content for your local comms team?

Download our programme for the week

Let’s STOP the Pressure together!