The Wound Care Alliance was formed from the Tissue Viability Nurses Association and the Wound Care Association
First meeting of a steering group was in October 2000 and following some development the TVNA was launched at the TVS conference in Blackpool on 9th April 2002. At that time although the bulk of members were in England there were members from Scotland, Wales and Ireland too.
The TVNA was formed with the aim of ensuring that TVNs are included in the political agenda, to have a professional and representative body and to development communication between TVN's via local and national working.
TVNA was supported by industry including both wound management and pressure relieving equipment companies.
TVNA produced guidelines to enable TVN's in their professional role:
However the world is continually changing and membership began to ask why is the TVNA separate from other organisations with similar aims. TVNA responded to this by holding talks with Wound Care Society (WCS) and Tissue Viability Society, the outcome being the dissolution of the both WCS and TVNA to form Wound Care Alliance UK.