Wound healing requirements will increase as the population ages. With increasing knowledge of wound healing and the growth in wound care markets there is a need to evaluate the priorities for research.

We plan to use data collection through direct individual survey, aiming to achieve a multidisciplinary response. In the beginning, as a first phase, participants in the survey will be asked to list their opinions about wound care and to give as many views as possible. Based on this first survey, the results will be collated and all identifiers removed. Thematic content analysis of the data will be carried out.

In the second phase, a list of 15 research priorities identified in Phase 1 will be send back to the participants. They will be asked to rank each statement individually on a scale from 1 to 5, where 1 is “not a priority” and 5 is “top priority”.

In the 3rd and final phase a summary of the findings will be forwarded to all participants.

We aim to get results from respondents as nurses, doctors, surgeons, academics and health researchers. We also try to identify the research priorities and education in wound care priorities. The top items that will be consistently ranked in research and education as priority areas included: pressure ulceration, diabetic foot ulceration, dressings and wound infection. All health professionals need to receive education about wounds in undergraduate and postgraduate education programs.

Priority issues will be identified that will guide the development of research and education programs. Significantly, these issues will be closely related to an ageing population with increased risk of long-term conditions and wound care requirements. This should be a vital consideration when health strategies are being formulated to meet the needs of this group.