An NHS England programme delivered by the Health Innovation Network


About the Programme

The National Wound Care Strategy programme (NWCSP) is commissioned by NHS England to improve care for people with wounds.

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.


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

Information for patients

These patient resources cover a variety of wound care topics.

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.


Get the latest news updates from NWCSP.

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

Digital, Data and Information

Supply and

Evidence-based Wound Care


We cannot remove uncertainty from clinical decision-making but we can reduce it through evidence to inform our practice. Our Engaging with Evidence guide will help health and care professionals understand different types of evidence for #WoundCare:

Feedback taken from patient, friends and family surveys at Wye Valley NHS Trust found that the social interaction of coming to a leg ulcer clinic had a positive impact on health and well-being for those attending:

We are thrilled that improving community-based leg ulcer care and service models has been recognised in the NHS England priorities and operational planning guidance for 2024/25! #LegUlcers #LowerLimbCare #NHS

Many universities offer post-registration wound care education. The NWCSP has identified a list of Higher Education courses relating to wound care: #WoundCare #WoundCareEducation #HealthcareCareers

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