Advancis Medical and Wound Healing Optimisation

Across our health economies, it is clear that the demand for healthcare is increasing. This is due to factors such as an aging population, prevalence of long-term conditions (e.g. Diabetes) and patient expectations.

An additional challenge is the availability of resources required to manage this increasing demand due to constraints in budgets and available healthcare professionals. For instance, district nurses can spend up to 60% of their working time managing wounds1 but the number of district nurses decreased by 39% between 2002 and 20122,3.

Wound Healing Optimisation could help to provide the NHS, clinicians and patients with realisable benefits:

NHS

  • Reduce unnecessary waste
  • Enhance resource effectiveness and efficiency
  • Manage increasing wound care demand
  • In-year wound care budget release

Clinician

  • Increase patient facing time
  • Help manage increasing work load
  • Reduce extra ‘overtime’ hours
  • Improve staff well-being
  • Improve job satisfaction through enhancing patient outcomes
  • Facilitate faster healing by reducing wound disturbance

Patient

  • More treatment time at appointments
  • Enhance wound care outcomes
  • Continuity of care
  • Improve well-being
  • Reduce stress and trauma at dressing change