Journal articlesClinical and cost-effective leg ulcer care: capturing current practice and future solutions

Clinical and cost-effective leg ulcer care: capturing current practice and future solutions

21/03/16 | Leg Ulcers, Service delivery | Jackie Stephen-Haynes, Leanne Atkin, Joy Tickle

This article is based on a symposium held at the Wound Essentials annual summer conference by Jackie Stephen-Haynes, and at the Wounds UK conference by Joy Tickle and Leanne Atkin, in 2015. The aims of the two symposia were to reflect on current practice in terms of compression therapy to heal venous leg ulceration, considering practitioner and patient experience. The interactive sessions used voting pads to gauge delegates’ views on the current climate and to explore the viability of alternative ways of working. The results showed that, after considering the evidence, 100% of delegates felt that hosiery kits could be seen as a viable alternative to bandaging in future practice.