This workshop will explore:

  • Outcomes that can be provided by utilising a register.
  • What a wound register could look like.
  • Information that should be contained in a wound register.
  • References to the recent development of a wound register in the UK will be made, along with tips about what did and did not work well during its development.
  • What are the key characteristics of registers?
  • What can a wounds register benefit (i.e., service improvement/quality of care, health technology assessment, epidemiology, prognostics, etc.)?
  • The register team (Expertise from various people, including clinical, information technology, statistical, regulatory personnel, is needed to set the stage.)
  • Regulatory considerations (This varies internationally. The need to establish current regulations in your country may restrict what you can collect with/without informed consent from individuals.)
  • What data to collect? (This depends on the ultimate aims for the register. Issues, such as defining each data item, need to be considered.)
  • How to collect the data? (Pros and cons of a stand-alone register versus a register that is integrated with routine data collection will be discussed.)
  • Funding a register (e.g., costs associated with set up and maintenance and how these will be met)
  • Participants will gain some insight into how a wound register can be developed to meet the clinician’s and purchaser’s needs.
  • Participants will be encouraged to contribute suggestions for the content of a wound registry.


Friday 15 May 14:15 - 15:45

South Gallery 13-14




  • Karen Lamb