Short Term Paid Project Work

The TVS is working with the Department of Health, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), Health Education England (HEE), Care Quality Commission (CQC) and Healthwatch to produce national guidance on when the development of pressure ulceration might reasonably be considered for referral for safeguarding investigation.

Local guidance has been requested and 19 areas have submitted documents for review. The project requires a review of these documents and the production of a first draft for stakeholder consideration. The aim is to produce a document that will be recognised nationally and will not support the automatic referral of patients with grade 3 or 4 or multiple grade 2 pressure ulcers for safeguarding investigation.

It is expected that this project work will take no more than 10 working days, or 75 hours, and will need to be completed by August 31st, 2015. A fee of £50 an hour will be offered with a maximum payment of £3,750.

Candidate Specification:

  • Recent or current experience in the clinical field particularly with patients at risk of or with pressure ulcers.
  • Experience of producing reports and  policy/guidance at a local level.
  • An understanding of current safeguarding referral pathways and the process of a safeguarding investigation.


  • Experience of producing reports and guidelines and influencing policy at a national level.

If you are interested, please forward your cv to by Monday 13th July.

Please note the need for a rapid completion date.