Alison Duncan

Alison Duncan, Vascular CNS, Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Trust

Alison has been working within the vascular specialty for 25 yrs. I9 years as a nurse on the vascular ward across three different sites in Greater Glasgow and Clyde and then laterally the last six years in her current Vascular Nurse Specialist Role.

She has a specialist interest in venous leg ulcers and improving outcomes for this client group.

Presentation at The Society of Tissue Viability 2022 Conference

Venous leg ulcers – a standardised national approach


After attending this session, persons will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of Holistic Leg ulcer assessment
  • Be aware of when and who to onward refer leg ulcer patients
  • Be aware of the new Scottish national Venous leg ulcer pathway
  • Gain an understanding of current venous interventions


Patients with venous leg ulcers can be a massive burden on NHS Scotland resources. A standardised approach has been developed by Scottish Government which promotes venous interventional treatment to aid healing and decrease rate of recurrence of venous leg ulcers.

A one stop clinic resource has been developed at QEUH Glasgow based on the evidence of the EVRA study and formally promoting ongoing compression therapy post treatment of venous insufficiency.

As per the new national pathway, referrals from primary care will come directly from dedicated leg ulcer clinics, District nurses, podiatry GPs and treatment rooms. It is hoped that this standardised approach will help prevent and improve venous leg ulcer outcomes.