This page contains a series of websites that will provide you with additional information on a variety of different areas.  For individual circumstances we would recommend speaking to your district nurse or GP.

NHS Information on Pressure Ulcers - click here

Your Turn

Your Turn is a campaign that supports healthcare professionals to tackle the issue of avoidable pressure ulcers in the community.

Care Quality Commission

This is the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England.
It makes sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage care services to improve.

Alzheimers Organisation

We are the UK's leading dementia support and research charity, here for anyone affected by any form of dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Tell us about your experience of using the NHS so we can help improve patient safety. The NPSA aims to help the NHS learn from its mistakes and, in doing so, reduce the number of things that can go wrong in the future. We do not investigate individual cases or complaints, but we do listen to patients’ experiences so we can use the information to improve safety.

We are the national organisation of spinal cord injured people. We represent all their interests regardless of how the impairment occurred, whether or not it has resulted in full or partial paralysis. We support all those who are affected by spinal cord injury, including the family and friends of the disabled person.

An organisation for care professionals and members of the public, to provide easy access to information about the independent care sector and issues that affect us.

The Registered Nursing Home Association (RNHA provides information for nursing home owners and staff; for people seeking a nursing home place; and for members of the public with an interest in the care of older people and those with disabilities.

United Kingdom Home Care Association (UKHCA) is the national professional association and representative association for organisations who provide care, including nursing care, to people in their own homes.

The British Pain Society is the largest multidisciplinary professional organisation in the field of pain within the UK.

This organisation provides information and support for pain sufferers, those who care for them and about them.

Foundation for Assistive Technology (FAST) works with the Assistive Technology (AT) community to promote useful research and development for disabled and older people.

Barrier Creams

Barrier creams are often prescribed for people whose skin is at risk due to incontinence issues.  Below are links to two videos that show how best to apply either a cream or a spray to skin that is already at risk.



Companies who provide products to help prevent and treat pressure ulcers and skin damage:



Essential Healthcare



Click on any of these companies to be direct to their websites for more specialist advice on their products and services that can help to prevent and treat pressure ulcers.