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National Wound Care Strategy Programme welcomes CQUIN announcement

Jan 14, 2022 | News

Funding will deliver enhanced support for wound care patients

The National Wound Care Strategy Programme is welcoming this week’s announcement of enhanced funding for wound care services which could transform care for thousands of patients across the country.

The confirmation that funding for the Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) framework is to go ahead means that services providing care for leg ulceration and pressure ulcer risk assessment will receive additional finance if quality targets are met. CQUINs set out quality improvement targets that NHS trusts and care providers can agree to aim for and there is a financial incentive if those aims are achieved. To find out more, visit the NHS England and NHS Improvement website.

Welcoming the news, Dr Una Adderley, Director of the National Wound Care Strategy Programme said, “The announcement that the latest CQUIN funding is going ahead is excellent news and will mean there is a strong potential of real improvements in care for people with wounds.”

“The NWCSP sets out to deliver a framework which reduces patient suffering and improves healing rates, as well as preventing wounds occurring and recurring. The CQUINs mean that patients now have the best chance of getting even greater support and care for their wounds.”

The National Wound Care Strategy Programme has brought together resources to support those involved in CQUIN implementation. The resources are available at the NWCSP website https://www.nationalwoundcarestrategy.net/cquin/

The CQUIN framework is designed to reward excellence by creating a culture of continuous quality improvement and delivering better patient outcomes.