On this page you can find out more about our transforming wound care project for lower limbs. This webpage is relatively new, and we are continuously adding information. If you think there’s something missing, let us know.
The aim of the transforming wound care project is to implement the National Wound Care Strategy Programme lower limb pathway in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly by 30 September 2024.
We strive to provide the best possible care to all our patients, and lower limb wound care is no exception. With an increase in demand, it’s important for us to be reactive and make necessary changes that will maintain areas that are working well and improve other areas of the service. By making these changes we aim to:
The project is currently in its delivery phase and has 3 main delivery elements.
We have a committed team of professionals who are the driving force behind our transforming wound care project.
The work of the project team would not be possible without the support and knowledge of several colleagues and multi-disciplinary teams.
All dates are subject to last minute change.
Project meetings take place on a Tuesday every month and report to the Adult Community Services Delivery Board. These meetings are closed meetings by invitation only.
The main purpose of these meetings is to:
Stakeholder meetings take place face-to-face on a quarterly basis and anyone can attend.
The purpose of this meeting is to:
All meetings are held 10am to midday.
For patients who are currently receiving care from our tissue viability services, the service is available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
If you have a new wound, contact your GP for an initial assessment. They will decide if you need to be referred onto the lower limb wound care pathway.
Our training aim is to ensure all staff who provide lower limb wound care have the competence, knowledge and confidence to deliver care within the National Wound Care Strategy Programme recommendations.
We have a number of training courses, delivered by friendly and professional teams.
To book onto a course, email our Education and Training Team.
Our Tissue Viability team is on a mission to ensure all staff who provide lower limb wound care have the competence, knowledge, and confidence to deliver care.
This training is provided by our Tissue Viability Team.
Log on to E-Leaning for Health and search for 'wound care education for health and care workforce'. Select 'tier 1 essentials' from the list. You must then complete the following pre-requisites:
You must complete and return a copy of the training workbook for compliance.