Journal articlesAuditing the benefits of a complex wound clinic

Auditing the benefits of a complex wound clinic

01/09/07 | Education | Liz Ovens, Paulina Louison, Violet Elliot

With the introduction of clinical governance, it has become increasingly important for nurses to take responsibility to set standards and ensure quality care within the NHS. However, with the current financial pressures it is also necessary to demonstrate cost benefits to both develop and maintain existing services in tissue viability. This article discusses how audit was used to develop a community nurse-led complex wound clinic, and then demonstrates some outcomes and cost benefits to further enhance wound management in a primary care trust in London.