Eat well, drink well and keep the skin well: Key nutrition and hydration messages to prevent pressure ulcers and promote wound healing

NHS Improvement, January 2018

Nutrition and hydration play a key role in keeping the skin healthy. The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence recognises deficiencies in diet as a risk for developing pressure ulcers and international guidance recommends using a nutritional screening tool to assess risk of malnutrition and other risk factors. Evidence and recommendations for assessment and action when assessing an individual’s risk of developing a pressure ulcer.

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Transforming Care for People with Learning Disabilities – Progress Report

NHS England, July 2015

The Transforming Care Delivery Board has published a Progress Report on the steps taken towards improving services for people with learning disabilities.  The report sets out progress made towards achieving the joint ambitions laid out in Transforming Care for People with Learning Disabilities – Next Steps.  The report is clear that while progress is being made, there is still much more to do to ensure that where it is appropriate, people are cared for in the community and close to home.

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