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Stop the Pressure Day 2022 - 17 November #dontsitonit


Join us for Stop the Pressure Day, an annual event to raise awareness of the impact of pressure ulcers

Pressure ulcers cost the NHS about £3.8m every day (according to a 2018 report by NHS Improvement) and are among the biggest challenges in clinical settings.

We know pressure ulcers can quickly become a very serious problem for a SCI person.

On Stop the Pressure Day, we’re talking about this important topic with the aim to help every person with an SCI have up-to-date knowledge and education on managing their own skin, plus access to the healthcare services that could help them if they were to get a pressure ulcer.

What are pressure ulcers?

Pressure ulcers happen when your skin is put under pressure for extended periods and your blood, which carries oxygen and nutrients around the body, can’t get to that area, creating a build-up of waste products. This can lead to breaks in the skin and serious infections if left untreated.

Click on the buttons below to download further advice and information.

Pressure ulcers: the basics

Pressure care

You can also contact our specialist nurses for support and advice.

How to get involved

Follow us on social media!

We’ll be sharing lots of pressure ulcer related content including stories of people affected by SCI and the impact that pressure ulcers have had on their lives.

If you would like to share your experience with a pressure ulcer or tips on how you look after your own skin, we would love you to do so on Thursday 17 November using the hashtag #dontsitonit.

Click on the button below to download resources to use in your social media posts.

download resources here