Welcome to the Wounds Research Network “Paper of the Month”. The Scientific Committee are going to write a monthly short report on a significant research article that has been published in the last 6 months.

These summaries should provide an informative read on significant developments that have the potential for the Wounds Research Network to achieve their aim of “providing a platform for cross-speciality, inter-disciplinary shared learning….”

The Committee look forward to growing this resource with you and welcome your suggestions regarding articles and any ideas on how this can be developed further.

Can a smartphone-delivered tool facilitate the assessment of surgical site infection and result in earlier treatment?

October’s paper of the month reports the protocol for an elegant, pragmatic, individually-randomised controlled trial testing a novel mHealth intervention within the surgical wound infection pathway, versus standard care. Click here to read more

Bluebelle pilot randomised controlled trial of three wound dressing strategies to reduce surgical site infection in primary surgical wounds

January’s paper of the month reports how the Bluebelle study assessed the feasibility of a multicentre randomised controlled trial (RCT) to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of different dressing strategies to reduce SSI in primary surgical wounds.. Click here to read more