News and Events

A video about our involvement in the Severe Pressure Ulcer Project is now available on YouTube! Please let us know what you think by leaving comments. Click here to view the video.


Next PURSUN meeting 25th Feb 2013 in Leeds. We will be working with nurses to develop pressure ulcer information for service users and carers. Contact Delia Muir for more info d.p.muir@leeds.ac.uk
Have you had a pressure ulcer? Participants needed for a research project. Involves a short interview with a researcher, which can be done at home. Contact Carolyn Murray C.J.CzoskiMurray@leeds.ac.uk for more info.
 Friday 16th November is international stop pressure ulcer day! Come along to an event in Leeds 11am – 2pm (drop in at any point) at SHINE Harehills Road, Leeds, LS8 5HS. For more information see our press release.
 You can now follow us on Twitter! @PURSUN_UK https://twitter.com/PURSUN_UK
Two members of PURSUN spoke to a group of nurses in Doncaster about their personal experiences of pressure ulcers, well done!
 PURSUN UK are mentioned in two new INVOLVE documents looking at involvement training and involvement in clinical trials.
 PURSUN UK members have contributed to an International Consensus Document: Optimising wellbeing in people living with a wound.
 The next PURSUN UK event will be held in Leeds on 17th May 2012. Please contact Delia Muir for details d.p.muir@leeds.ac.uk 0113 343 8609.
 PURSUN UK are in the Daily Mail! Click here to read the article.
The James Lind Alliance Pressure Ulcer Partnership is looking for people to complete online questionnaires about pressure ulcer treatment and prevention uncertainties. The questionnaires and more information can be found at http://www.jlapressureulcerpartnership.co.uk/. The uncertainties are being gathered in order to help set future research priorities.
 Our next network meeting will be held on Friday 27th Jan in Leeds, Please contact Delia Muir for details d.p.muir@leeds.ac.uk
INVOLVE, the national advisory body for patient and public involvement, have announced that their next conference will be held on 13th and 14th November 2012. http://www.invo.org.uk/posttypenews/involve-2012-conference/
Members of PURSUN UK have been invited to attend and present at the annual Tissue Viability Society Conference, 18th and 19th April. More information to follow. http://www.tvs.org.uk/events/date/2012/
13th Dec 2011 -  Brian Rawson and Andrea McGoverin presented to a group of research nurses at an event held at the University of Leeds. Brian and Andrea shared their experiences of living with pressure ulcers as well as some of their work with PURSUN UK. The presentation was very well received. Thank you to Brian and Andrea!
Next PURSUN UK meeting 1st December 2011. Contact Delia Muir for more details.
d.p.muir@leeds.ac.uk 0113 343 8609
PURSUN UK in the Yorkshire Evening Post!
Click here to see the article.