Jamie Cochrane

Jamie Cochrane, Head of Programmes (SACMPPPP), National Centre for Sustainable Delivery, Scotland

Jamie is Acting Head of Programmes for the Scottish Access Collaborative Modernising Patient Pathways Programme in the Centre for Sustainable Delivery (CfSD).

Hosted by NHS Golden Jubilee, the new national Centre for Sustainable Delivery (CfSD) plays a vital role in supporting Scotland’s national efforts to remobilise, recover and redesign towards a better health care system. Building on significant progress and developments that have already been made through redesign and transformation, the Centre supports the rapid rollout of new techniques, innovation, and safe, fast and efficient care pathways for Scotland’s patients.

Jamie has over 25 years’ experience working in Healthcare improvement, most recently focussing on Neurology, Dermatology and Vascular Surgery workstreams.

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.