This nurse-led service provides community leg ulcer clinics in Baldock, Hatfield, Hitchin, Stevenage, Royston and St Albans 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 and treatment planning and review for venous leg ulcers in St Albans.
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.
Tel: 01438 847505
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