Leg Ulcer Service

About the Service

This nurse-led service provides community leg ulcer clinics in Baldock, Hatfield, Hitchin, Stevenage and Royston where people with a leg ulcer receive a full assessment (including Doppler assessment) to ascertain its cause.

The service provides appropriate on-going treatment (planned in line with local, national and international recommendations) for venous leg ulcers in the leg ulcer clinics in Baldock, Hatfield, Hitchin, Royston and Stevenage.

The service is a starting point for referral to other specialities if the ulcer is due to other causes.  Well ulcer clinics are held to advise, monitor and support patients once the ulcer has healed.  We liaise with other specialities, in particular the vascular department and tissue viability nurses in the local hospitals. 

The service provides advice and support for patients, relatives and carers as well as for health care professionals.  Our qualified practitioners facilitate a leg ulcer management training programme for all community nurses, to enable them to provide evidence-based care for patients both in clinics and other settings.

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Contact the service

Tel: 01438 847505

 

Clinic Locations

How the Service is provided

Who is eligible for this Service

What will happen at your appointment

Useful information

Making a referral

Patient Experience