Best Practice Statements

The resources below are free to download. Please revisit this section regularly, as more best practice resources will become available.


  1. Best Practice Statement: Holistic management of venous leg ulceration
    Best Practice Statement: Holistic management of venous leg ulcerationVIEW PDF

    The aim of this Best Practice Statement is to provide patient-centred, holistic management strategies to clinicians dealing with venous leg ulceration, based on recommendations from an expert working group.

  2. Best Practice Statement: Making day-to-day management of biofilm simple
    Best Practice Statement: Making day-to-day management of biofilm simpleVIEW PDF

    Evidence of the role biofilm plays in hard-to-heal wounds continues to mount. Against a backdrop of the increased cost – both human and financial – it is important that clinicians have the skills needed to identify and treat chronic wounds and know when...

  3. Best Practice Guidelines: The management of lipoedema
    Best Practice Guidelines: The management of lipoedemaVIEW PDF

    People with lipoedema in the UK face significant challenges. Many are not recognised by healthcare professionals as having the condition or are misdiagnosed. Awareness of lipoedema among medical practitioners is poor, and little clinical research is focused...

  4. Skin and wound care in Epidermolysis Bullosa
    Skin and wound care in Epidermolysis BullosaVIEW PDF

    Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) describes a rare complex group of inherited skin fragility disorders. Ideally patients should be managed in a specialist centre. EB is a lifelong disorder that requires specialist intervention and considerations to minimise complications...

  5. Compression Hosiery, Second edition
    Compression Hosiery, Second editionVIEW PDF

    The second edition of Best practice statement: Compression hosiery provides much-needed guidance about how to appropriately assess for, choose and apply compression hosiery, as well as how to manage patient patients within a well-defined multidisciplinary...

  6. Principles of wound management in paediatric patients
    Principles of wound management in paediatric patientsVIEW PDF

    This is the fist edition of Best practice statement: Principles of wound management in paediatric patients. It seeks to explain, in accessible and meaningful language, the rationale for application of wound care knowledge in paediatric patients with wounds.

  7. Best Practice Statement: The use of topical antimicrobial agents in wound management
    Best Practice Statement: The use of topical antimicrobial agents in wound management VIEW PDF

    Wound infection can be financially costly to healthcare organisations and can negatively affect quality of life for patients, families and carers, due to pain, malodour, frequent dressing changes, loss of appetite, malaise, or deterioration of glycaemic control...

  8. Best Practice Statement: Effective exudate management
    Best Practice Statement: Effective exudate managementVIEW PDF

    The aim of this Best Practice Statement is to provide relevant and clinically useful information to guide those managing highly exuding wounds.

  9. Best Practice Statement: Eliminating pressure ulcers
    Best Practice Statement: Eliminating pressure ulcersVIEW PDF

    The Best Practice Statement: Eliminating pressure ulcers uses the latest literature, including international, national and regional guidelines to provide information that reflects current best practice,as well as the expert opinion of a team of specialists. During...

  10. Care of the older person’s skin: Best practice statement (Second edition)
    Care of the older person’s skin: Best practice statement (Second edition) VIEW PDF

    The aim of this best practice statement is to provide relevant and useful information to guide those active in the clinical area, who are responsible for the management of skin care in an ageing patient population.