Developed with

NHS England

95% of pressure ulcers are preventable. The Stop The Pressure Game is designed to help your organisation eliminate avoidable pressure ulcers. It helps improve patient safety training for all health and social care staff around pressure ulcer prevention. It gives staff the opportunity to discuss the risk factors for pressure ulcers, how to manage and prevent them.

Stop The Pressure

Players will learn about

Stop The Pressure
  • Causes of pressure ulcers
  • Risk factors
  • Preventative interventions including SSKIN

Who should play the game?

The game is suitable for all frontline health and care staff in any care setting who wishes to educate themselves about pressure ulcers and how to eliminate avoidale ones. Staff have the opportunity to discuss risk factors and how to manage and prevent them. This helps improving patienty safety.

“An educational tool great for whokshops, team meetings and events.”
“It's a fun way to learn about prevention of pressure ulcers and improving nursing quality.”
“It's suitable for all care settings.”

Price of game:
£60.00 EXC Vat


  2 - 12 players
   45-60 minutes of play
   No facilitator required

How the game works

Stop the Pressure an enjoyable board game for frontline clinical staff designed with NHS nurses. The game is an exciting, unusual and effective way for staff to learn about the prevention of pressure ulcers.

Two teams compete to answer questions about pressure ulcer prevention, and questions are designed to stimulate discussion and sharing ideas. This allows players to learn from each other's experience and knowledge.

Stop The Pressure takes between 45 and 60 minutes to play and can be used in any care setting. All you need is people, a table and some chairs. The rules are ridiculously simple and it’s incredibly easy to run a game. It can be used as an educational tool at team meetings, study days, workshops and events. It’s fun and it’s serious.

Online Version

Stop The Pressure Online

We've created a simplified version of the board game that you can enjoy wherever you are, for free... Just click on the Play now! button and start playing. Then post your high score on our leader board and amaze your colleagues.

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