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Role of UCS in wound care

Wound care costs are rising in the UK. Therefore, improved systems of care to address the clinical and economic burden on our healthcare provision is needed (Guest et al, 2015). It is reported that most chronic wounds contain biofilm. With an increasing understanding and acceptance of the role of biofilm within non-healing wounds, it is now widely recognised that wound treatment plans should incorporate methods to address the potential presence of biofilm (International Wound Infection Institute [IWII], 2016). The longer a wound remains open, the greater the risk of a biofilm developing and infection risk increasing (Percival et al, 2017).