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Tissue Viability Service

The Tissue Viability service offers guidance and advice to the multi-disciplinary team and patient consultation for all aspects of tissue viability inclusive of wound management and treatment as well as prevention strategies to promote best practice. The common areas for patient referral are:

Pressure Ulcer Prevention & Management

Leg Ulcer Management

Topical Negative Pressure

Acute & Chronic Wounds

Moisture Lesions including maceration of surrounding skin.

Burns (Minor)

Equipment Selection

The service offers a holistic assessment with recommendations for evidence-based care, with an opportunity for research and audit to contribute to the development of local and national guidelines and policy for tissue viability across LPT.

The Tissue Viability team provides a range of education to all healthcare workers, patients and their carers.

How to refer

If you are in receipt of wound care from the community nursing services a referral into the Tissue Viability Service can be made through them. Alternatively a referral can be made via your GP or Hospital following a discharge were ongoing wound care management may be required.

What happens once a referral has been received?

When a referral is received the tissue viability service will make contact to organise a mutually convenient data and time. Each patient will receive a comprehensive specialist assessment considering present treatment and future management. The Tissue Viability Service may refer onto other specialist services which could include; Podiatry, Fast Access Diabetic Foot Clinics, Burns and Plastics, Dieticians, Wheelchair Service’s and Long Term Condition teams.

Contact number

01509 410 225


Stop The Pressure Make The Move Poster 

Stop The Pressure Make The Move Leaflet 

SSKIN leaflet 

Self-Harm leaflet 

Pressure Ulcer Categorisation Poster 

Fungating Wounds Leaflet

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