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We provide specialist advice and care to patients with, or at risk of, developing wounds. The service is available to anyone who is registered with a Leeds GP.

We focus on preventing wounds - particularly pressure ulcers and leg ulcers - and helping patients with wounds to manage the effect on their quality of life.

We give advice to patients in a number of different settings including in patients' own homes, care homes and clinics within health centres. The service also supports all patients cared for by community practitioners, including Neighbourhood Teams across the city.

Referrals

The Wound Prevention and Management Service will accept referral for patients that require a specialist assessment. This will usually be due to risk of tissue breakdown, patients with recurrent wounds, patients with complex wounds or needs (including co-morbidities and non-concordant patients), and patients with delayed healing (not healing within 6 weeks). Referral will usually be made by other healthcare professionals or care home staff who require specialist review, advice or support. This may be given face to face, by telephone or via review of electronic records.

Although many patients are referred to us by their GP, Neighbourhood Team, or practice nurse, any member of the public can contact the service directly for advice.

Please download the referral form

If you are attending the leg ulcer clinics or the foot clinics for a first appointment, please allow an hour for your initial consultation. Please wear clothing which allows easy access to your upper arms and lower legs.

Research

Our service is actively involved in wounds research and you may be invited to participate. 

The service also delivers comprehensive educational and competency-based programmes to share evidence-based practice  and to develop a research culture where gaps in knowledge are identified. The service also maintains links to regional and national networks to gather information on the best practice within the field.

In line with current government initiatives, the Wound Prevention and Management service equips the community nursing workforce to deliver quality care for our patients. If you would like any further information about our research programme, please contact us on 0113 8433730.

Tel: 0113 8433730

8.30am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday

If you can't get through please leave a message on the answer machine. 

Email: lchwoundservice@nhs.net

We operate a citywide service in patients' own homes, care homes and clinics within health centres.

Our main team works from: 

Halton Clinic
2A Primrose Lane
Halton
Leeds 
LS15 7HR

Referrals

Although many patients are referred to us by their GP, Neighbourhood Team, or practice nurse, any member of the public can contact the service directly for advice.

Please download the referral form

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