Mepilex Border dressings are self-adherent, multilayer foam dressings which include proprietary soft silicone technology (called Safetac). They are available in various sizes/ variants which are specifically designed for use on the heel and sacrum, areas where there is a high risk of pressure ulcer formation.
Status In progress
Process MT
ID number 366

Provisional Schedule

Resolution 06 November 2018
Expected publication 14 December 2018

Project Team

Project lead Tosin Oladapo

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External assessment group Newcastle & York Consortium
Manufacturers Mölnlycke Health Care
Others Boston Scientific
  Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC)
  Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS)
  HealthTech Alliance
  Johnson & Johnson Medical Ltd
  Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
  NHS England (NHSE)
Professional groups Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI)
  Association of Healthcare Technology Providers for Imaging, Radiotherapy and Care (AXrEM)
  College of Podiatry
  Devices for Dignity
  Foot in Diabetes UK (FDUK)
  Medical Technology Group
  Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
  Royal College of Physicians
  The British In Vitro Diagnostics Association (BIVDA)
  Tissue Viability Society
  Welsh Wound Innovation Centre


Key events during the development of the guidance:

Date Update
21 September 2018 Committee meeting: 2
27 July 2018 - 24 August 2018 Draft guidance
22 June 2018 Committee meeting: 1
10 January 2018 Scope published
04 December 2017 Stakeholder registration opens

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