NWCSP Leg Ulcer Best Practice Bundle Consultation
The draft Leg Ulcer Best Practice Bundle has been developed by the National Wound Care Strategy Programme (NWCSP); an NHS England Nursing Directorate commissioned programme. It is based on evidence-based practice and learning from the NWCSP Pilot Implementation Sites. It provides detailed information for providers and commissioners to improve healing rates and reduce the recurrence of leg ulcers. It brings together five evidence-based elements of care, which significantly improve healing rates, reduce recurrence rates, reduce limb loss, improve patient experience, and reduce the use of NHS resources and costs.
The best practice bundle offers a framework for the development of local delivery plans that includes consideration of:
· Relevant research evidence to inform care.
· Configuration of services and deployment of workforce.
· Workforce education.
· Measures to inform quality improvement.
It is intended to complement the wider NWCSP Leg Ulcer Recommendations and support Commissioners and Providers, as part of an Integrated Care System (ICS) at a Place-based level, to implement change that will have most impact.
This consultation seeks views on each section of the document and includes the opportunity to give free-text feedback on each section. The closing date for feedback is by 6pm, 6th December 2023.
Thank you for taking the time to give us this feedback.