Smith & Nephew is committed to ensuring that the content on this website is accessible to the widest range of visitors, regardless of disability. We have designed this website with accessibility in mind. We have considered the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act, and have based our technical approach on the accessibility guidelines set out by the World Wide Web Consortium as at the date of design of this website.

Access keys

Access keys are keyboard shortcuts that provide quick links to common website features, without the need to use a mouse.

To navigate with access keys:

  • Internet Explorer and Google Chrome for Windows - Hold down the 'Alt' key and the access key, followed by the 'Enter' key
  • Firefox for Windows - Hold down the ‘Shift’ key, the ‘Alt’ key and the accesskey, followed by the ‘Enter’ key
  • Opera for Windows or Macintosh - Hold down the ‘Shift’ key, the ‘Esc’ key and the accesskey, followed by the ‘Enter’ key
  • Macintosh browsers and Safari for Windows - Hold down the 'Ctrl' key and the access key

Please note: Access keys are only supported by Microsoft Internet Explorer 4 and above and Netscape 6 and above.

The pages on this website comply with the recommended UK Government access keys standard:

S - Skip navigation
1 - Home page
2 - Introducing PICO
3 - Open wounds
4 - Closed incisions
5 - Clinical resources
6 - Economics
7 - Patient info
0 - Accessibility


All content images on this site are provided with descriptive ALT attributes. Graphics that are purely decorative in function have empty ALT attributes, to prevent them from displaying on screen readers. Where images contain important information, such as graphs and charts, alternative information is provided in the form of inline descriptions or tabular data.


All pages contain a link to the home page (access key 1). Skip navigation (access key S) is available to users of screen readers and speech browsers, to bypass repeated page elements - such as the top and side navigation links - and jump directly to the page content. The navigation system has been constructed in a consistent fashion to provide clear navigation pathways throughout the site.