Implementing NICE guidance – real life examples of delivering gold standard care

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April 2023
Society of Tissue Viability
Best Practice, Leg Ulcers, Lower Limb, NICE
Content types
Symposium, Video

Scientific Symposium presented at the Society of Tissue Viability 2023 Conference, Peterborough sponsored by Urgo Medical


Sarah Gardner – SoTV Vice Chair, Independent Tissue Viability Consultant, Wound Matters


Dr Leanne Atkin – Vascular Nurse Consultant/Research Fellow, Mid Yorks NHS Trust/University of Huddersfield

Joy Tickle – Tissue Viability Nurse Consultant

Overview of the session

Leanne Atkin will reflect on the burden of wounds within the UK and the impact on national and local health care services and resources. She will share how she has introduced nationally recommended guidance within the local organisation to support clinicians to make confident choices and deliver safe and effective care for patients with wounds. Joy Tickle will share real life examples of how including best practice recommendations within simple early intervention treatment pathways can help all health care professionals delivering wound care to heal patients sooner.

Learning outcomes

Understand the importance of evidence-based decision making when caring for patients with co-morbidities / at-risk of impaired healing Recognise the value of incorporating NICE recommended treatments for patients with wounds into your everyday practice, and the benefits and impact this has on a patient’s pathway of care. Appreciate the importance of early intervention with the best standard of care when managing patients with wounds and existing co-morbidities.