Jacqui Fletcher

Jacqui Fletcher, Senior Clinical Advisor, Stop the Pressure Programme, NHSEI and National Wound Care Strategy

Jacqui Fletcher OBE is currently Senior Nurse Advisor – Stop the Pressure Programme / Clinical Lead Pressure Ulcers National Wound Care Strategy, an Independent Wound Care Consultant and  Editor of Wounds UK journal.

Prior to this, Jacqui was the Clinical Strategy Director at the Welsh Wound Innovation Centre and had an honorary clinical contract at Cardiff and Vale UHB. Jacqui was an Honorary Fellow of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) from 2011 – 2014.

She has worked for Midlands and East Strategic Health Authority as Harm Free Care Lead, focussing on the ambition to eliminate all avoidable category 2, 3 and 4 pressure ulcers. She has also worked as a Principal Lecturer, University of Hertfordshire Leading an MSc and BSC in Tissue Viability and an MSc in Evidence Based Practice. She remains an honorary tutor at Cardiff University.

She served as an Executive of the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel from its inception in 1996 until 2010 and was instrumental in developing the 2009 guidelines serving as a lead for a working group.

She has published widely and speaks at both national and international conferences.

Presentation at The Society of Tissue Viability 2022 Conference

Stop the Pressure: More than an awareness day – how to actively engage to make a difference

Objectives

After attending this session, persons will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of Stop the Pressure Day
  • Identify ways in which they may participate in Stop the Pressure Day
  • Consider how they may actively engage in reducing the occurrence of PU

Abstract

Stop the Pressure day (17th November 2022) is an International Awareness day to help promote pressure ulcer prevention. In recent years the Stop the Pressure Programme (StPP) has worked collaboratively with the Tissue Viability Society to raise awareness of this across the UK.

As part of the National Wound Care Strategy the StPP is working to improve awareness of the challenges of pressure ulcer prevention and look at how  a data driven approach may reduce the occurrence of pressure ulcers.