Leg and Foot Ulcers
These resources support improving care of leg and foot ulceration.
Health and Care Professionals
Information to help health and care professionals care for someone with a lower limb wound.
Most leg and foot wounds can be helped by doing something as soon as you recognise you have a problem. Here is some information to help.
Helping to care for your wound can help you and the professionals responsible for your wound care.
● Talk with your health care professional to agree on how you can help care for your wound.
● Know how to contact your healthcare professional if your symptoms get worse, do not improve or if you see signs of other problems such as infection.
The NWCSP has produced a number of resources to support lower limb care below
NWCSP Recommendations for Lower Limb Wounds – Download
NWCSP Recommendations for Lower Limb (Flowchart) – Download
NWCSP Preventing and Improving Care of Chronic Lower Limb Wounds: Implementation Case
NWCSP Lower Limb Assessment Essential Criteria – Download
NWCSP Assessment for Shared Care – Download
The Framework for Enhanced Health in Care Homes outlines the expectations for the delivery of care and includes standards for lower limb care (Section 5.6 p15).– Download
The Evidence-Based Interventions Guidance for CCGs supports access to endovenous ablation for venous insufficiency (varicose vein surgery) for people with venous ulceration (p44-47).– Download
NHS Information about Venous Leg Ulcers – Visit
The Legs Matter website is a reliable source of information for people with wounds on their legs or feet – Visit
Lindsay Leg Clubs aim to provide lower limb and leg ulcer management in a social environment, where members (patients) are treated collectively and the emphasis is on social interaction, participation, empathy and peer support – Visit
Watch how to change a wound dressing – View
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