NWCSP first tranche implementation site – eyewitness account 1

25 February 2022 12:10 - 12:45

Implementing something new can be a daunting prospect, people aren’t always receptive to change and it crucial to have the buy in of all involved.

Proving the need for a change in the way we delivered lower limb care within my Trust wasn’t difficult and everyone agreed there was room for improvement.

Implementing the recommendations set out by the National Wound Care Strategy Programme (NWCSP) and developing evidence based pathways has been challenging but several months later we are really seeing the benefits not only to our patients in terms of healing rates but also with the introduction of a digital wound management system and ability to gather data and produce meaningful reports.

Lucy Woodhouse, Clinical Project Manager and Lead for Tissue Viability and Lower Limb Service, Wye Valley NHS Trust