The National Wound Care Strategy Programme for England – An Update
Dr Una Adderley, Director, National Wound Care Strategy Programme
The National Wound Care Strategy Programme (NWCSP) commenced work in September 2018 with a focus on improving the care of lower limb wounds and surgical wounds.
Since then, the clinicians, academics and others involved with the programme have worked together to examine the current state of wound care in England and plan what needs to happen to make meaningful improvements.
NWCSP Recommendations for both lower limb wounds and surgical wounds have now been published and work is ongoing to implement these recommendations into practice.
This presentation will provide an update on the plans for implementing the NWCSP Lower Limb recommendations and a discussion about implementation of the Surgical Wounds Recommendations, particularly in relation to the post-Covid pressures on surgery.
Una is a Registered Nurse, District Nurse, Queen’s Nurse and former tissue viability specialist nurse and Tissue Viability Society trustee. Una has been involved in tissue viability clinical practice, education and research for over 20 years. In...