janenixon-portrait-2The Wounds Research Network (WReN) was initiated by a small group of professionals involved in wound research. The Group held its first inaugural meeting Cardiff in 2016, followed by the 2017 meeting in Birmingham, the 2018 meeting in Newcastle, the 2019 meeting in Southampton and the 5th meeting is being held on the 13 May in London.

Good quality research is essential to underpin clinically and cost effective wound prevention and treatment.

The UK research community is highly active in wounds research but at present there is no unifying organisation to link research-active individuals and communities with each other and with research active NHS centres.

WReN is currently being supported by a grant from the Tissue Viability Society (UK).

Target Groups

WReN will actively seek to recruit a diverse range of stakeholders and clinical and academic professionals with an interest in wounds research, for example:

  • Surgeons
  • GPs
  • Diabetologists
  • Dermatologists
  • Podiatrists
  • Nurse Specialists
  • Service Users
  • Statisticians
  • Health Economists
  • Clinical Trialists
  • Trial Managers
  • Clinical Research Nurses
  • Trainees

The aim of the Wounds Research Network (WReN) is to provide a platform for cross-specialty, inter-disciplinary shared learning and support for the design, conduct and delivery of wound prevention and treatment research throughout the UK.