The Lower Limb Assessment Essential Criteria has been compiled using all the criteria from the NHS England Leading Change Adding Value Framework Minimum Data Set1 (Table 4 p 235) and the assessment criteria from the SIGN Guideline for Venous Leg Ulcers2 . These criteria are the minimum that should be documented in a Lower Limb […]
This report, prepared by the National Wound Care Strategy Programme (‘NWCSP’), assesses the impact of introducing service change to implement the NWCSP recommendations to prevent chronic lower limb wounds and improve care for people with these wounds. It details: Projected prevalence of chronic lower limb wounds and associated NHS costs. The degree to which care […]
The NWCSP has produced a number of resources to support lower limb care. These recommendations are intended for use in all clinical care settings. They do not replace existing evidence-informed clinical guidelines or replace clinical judgement and decision making in relation to the needs of the individual patient, but seek to bring attention to such […]
The National Wound Care Strategy Programme (NWCSP) is seeking to improve the care of wounds. The unwarranted variation in the UK wound care services offers major opportunities to improve healing rates and thus reduce patient suffering, spend on inappropriate and ineffective treatments and the amount of clinical time spent on wound care.