The National Wound Care Strategy Programme has been commissioned by NHS England and NHS Improvement to improve the prevention and care of pressure ulcers, lower limb wounds and surgical wounds.

What is the problem we’re addressing?

The cost of wound care in England is high and rapidly increasing.

  • Too few patients are receiving evidence-based care.
  • Too many wound care pathways are poorly organised.
  • There is a lack of data and information to inform quality improvement.

What are the outcomes we are trying to achieve?

The National Wound Care Strategy Programme aims to:

  • Improve patient care and reduce patient suffering.
  • Reduce unnecessary variation.
  • Improve healing rates and reduce recurrence.
  • Make the best use of NHS resources.

How will we do this?

The National Wound Care Strategy Programme has published recommendations and is now working with organisations to implement these.

Contact

More information can be found at the National Wound Care Strategy Programme website.