Pressure ulcer prevention has gained royal recognition. A pioneering researcher in the field is now a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
Professor Jane Nixon, deputy director of the Leeds Clinical Trials Research Unit, has spent much of her career looking at ways of reducing the risk of patients developing pressure ulcers. While bed sore prevention may be an unglamorous subject it remains a major healthcare challenge. As such it’s appropriate that the Queen has honoured Professor Nixon for her continued work.