National Wound Care Strategy – Preventing and Improving Care of Chronic Lower Limb Wounds – Implementation Case

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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 can be improved through service change along with the potential clinical and patient benefits.
  • The potential economic and financial benefits from such improvement.
  • Potential costs of implementation; and
  • Possible timescales to realise the stated benefits.