Launch of ‘2022 Best Practice Statement: holistic management of venous leg ulceration (second edition)’

12 Dec 2022
Patients and public
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This Best Practice Statement (BPS) is an update of the Best Practice Statement: Holistic management of venous leg ulceration (Wounds UK, 2016).

The guidance considers the National Wound Care Strategy Programme (NWCSP,2020) Lower Limb Recommendations and updates the lower limb wound pathway (Atkin and Tickle, 2016; Wounds UK, 2016) to make it relevant for 2022 and beyond.

This document is for healthcare practitioners in all care settings who are treating patients with venous leg ulcers (VLUs).

The aims of this BPS are to have a positive impact on patient outcomes, sustainability/economics and the community workforce, by:

  • supporting the practical implementation of the NWCSP recommendations
  • helping to ensure consistent clinical practices in relation to the assessment and management of people with VLUs
  • providing guidance on when to escalate and refer to specialist services.