Pressure Ulcers | Lower Limb | Surgical Wounds

Commissioned by NHS England and NHS Improvement

About the Programme

The National Wound Care Strategy programme (NWCSP) seeks to improve care for people with wounds.

Our aim is to:

  • Reduce patient suffering.
  • Improve healing rates.
  • Prevent wounds occurring and recurring.
  • Use clinical time and other health and care resources in the most effective way.

NWCSP Publications

We are developing a range of resources to help health and care professionals deliver better wound care and to help patients and carers understand what good care looks like and how to help care for their wounds.

Improving Wound Care

We are working with hospitals, community hospitals, community nursing, general practice, care homes and home care providers in our First Tranche Implementation sites to understand the challenges and develop solutions for improving wound care.

CQUIN

Leg ulceration and pressure ulcer risk assessment are included in the 2022/23 CCG CQUIN scheme. 

These resources support those involved in CQUIN implementation.

News

Get the latest news updates from NWCSP.

Webinars and events

Find out about our events and webinars here.

Get involved

If you are based in England, sign up to one of our stakeholder forums and take part in our consultations to help us improve wound care together.

Meet the team

Get to know our team members.

We’re recruiting!

Join our growing team

Clinical resources

Information about pressure ulcers, lower limb wounds and surgical wounds for health and care professionals, people with wounds and their carers.

About the Programme

The National Wound Care Strategy programme (NWCSP) seeks to improve care for people with wounds.

Our aim is to:

  • Reduce patient suffering.
  • Improve healing rates.
  • Prevent wounds occurring and recurring.
  • Use clinical time and other health and care resources in the most effective way.

NWCSP Publications

We are developing a range of resources to help health and care professionals deliver better wound care and to help patients and carers understand what good care looks like and how to help care for their wounds.

Improving Wound Care

We are working with hospitals, community hospitals, community nursing, general practice, care homes and home care providers in our First Tranche Implementation sites to understand the challenges and develop solutions for improving wound care.

News

Get the latest news updates from NWCSP.

Webinars and events

Find out about our events and webinars here.

Get involved

Interested in getting involved?

Meet the team

Get to know our team members.

Clinical resources

Information about pressure ulcers, lower limb wounds and surgical wounds for health and care professionals, people with wounds and their carers.

Education and Workforce

We have developed:

  • A suite of free-to-access online learning resources for wound care
  • A new core capabilities framework for health and care staff involved
    in wound care in England.

Digital, Data and Information

Improving wound care data and information through digitalisation is a priority for improving wound care.

Evidence-based Wound Care

Supply and

Distribution

The National Wound Care Strategy Programme (NWCSP) has been commissioned by NHS England and Improvement and is working with key partners to develop recommendations to support excellence in care for people with chronic wounds.

Twitter

The NWCSP Lower Limb Recommendations can help reduce the environmental impact of #woundmanagement. This article explores the environmental footprint of care delivery and factors such as product and transport choice: http://bit.ly/3zH8wuT #environmentalhealthcare

We are sooooo excited about working with representatives from England, Scotland, Wales and N. Ireland #4nations to help promote #stopthepressure day on 17 November - watch this space for more details and how you can get involved!

Do you have tender, hot skin? This can be a sign of cellulitis - check out our information on this bacterial infection of the skin - it is important to get help straight away, especially if this is the first time you have had this problem https://legsmatter.org/help-information/for-patients-family-friends/cellulitis-symptoms-hot-inflamed-tender-skin/ #legsmatter

Did you know that over half of all major amputations are in patients who do not have diabetes? The NWCSP is working towards improving reducing variation in care delivered for the #lowerlimb including the foot: https://bit.ly/3fFOiIx #woundcarerevolution

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