Abscesses: Health Services

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 26th October 2020.

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Photo of Emma Hardy Emma Hardy Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve care for patients with venous leg ulcer; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Emma Hardy Emma Hardy Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to improve accountability within NHS organisations with regards to care for patients with venous leg ulcers; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

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

The NWCSP’s mission is to implement a consistently high standard of wound care across England by reducing unnecessary variation, improving safety and optimising patient experience and outcomes.

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