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