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Surgeon heads wounds conference
10:00am Friday 15th March 2013 in News
A surgeon at Bradford Royal Infirmary has addressed a conference about the work of a new national research centre, based in eight areas of the country including Bradford, to develop pioneering treatments that could change the face of wound care.
The research is funded by the National Institute for Health Research, the NIHR Wound Prevention and Treatment Healthcare Technology Co-operative.
About 100 delegates, including business managers, technology developers, clinicians, academics and others attended the conference.
An overview of the new centres was given by Professor Peter Vowden (above), the clinical director of the NIHR Wound Prevention and Treatment HTC and a world-renowned woundcare expert. He is also consultant vascular surgeon at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Wound care treatments are costing the NHS in England about £3.1 billion a year and the aim is to develop innovations in treatment.