Leg ulcer assessment and management

If you are mobile, and have a wound to your lower leg, that is not healing, or you have had a previous ulcer, we can help.

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Find out more about Leg ulcer assessment and management

Overview

This is a clinic based service for the assessment and management of wounds in the lower leg.

If you are housebound and require this service, please visit Community Teams

 

Appointments

Your first appointment with the service will last for 1 hour. You will be asked questions and the nurse will perform tests to understand more about your wound. One of the tests will involve taking the blood pressure in your arms and ankles, so please wear loose clothing to allow access to both your arms and legs.

Once your assessment has been completed you will be involved in a plan of care which will either be carried out in leg ulcer clinic or by your Practice Nurse depending on your diagnosis. Your care plan may involve the need to wear bandages on your legs to help your wound to heal. Please wear shoes that can accommodate layers of bandage.

Should you wish to cancel your appointment, please notify the service as early as possible so that your allotted time may be made available to someone else. You can call 0300 330 5777  or email bromh.cccpod2@nhs.net.

Using this service

If you have a wound on the lower leg and you are attending your GP surgery for treatment, you can be referred to this service for assessment.

The service supports people with a lower leg wound and who are living in the borough of Bromley and registered with a Bromley GP.

More information

A leg ulcer is a long-lasting (chronic) wound on your leg or foot that takes more than six weeks to heal.

Venous Eczema
Venous ulcer
Variocose veins

Leaflets

Keeping your legs healthy – information and advice from the nursing team about looking after your legs.

You can find some useful information at legsmatter.org

Overview

This is a clinic based service for the assessment and management of wounds in the lower leg.

If you are housebound and require this service, please visit Community Teams

 

Appointments

Your first appointment with the service will last for 1 hour. You will be asked questions and the nurse will perform tests to understand more about your wound. One of the tests will involve taking the blood pressure in your arms and ankles, so please wear loose clothing to allow access to both your arms and legs.

Once your assessment has been completed you will be involved in a plan of care which will either be carried out in leg ulcer clinic or by your Practice Nurse depending on your diagnosis. Your care plan may involve the need to wear bandages on your legs to help your wound to heal. Please wear shoes that can accommodate layers of bandage.

Should you wish to cancel your appointment, please notify the service as early as possible so that your allotted time may be made available to someone else. You can call 0300 330 5777  or email bromh.cccpod2@nhs.net.

Using this service

If you have a wound on the lower leg and you are attending your GP surgery for treatment, you can be referred to this service for assessment.

The service supports people with a lower leg wound and who are living in the borough of Bromley and registered with a Bromley GP.

More information

A leg ulcer is a long-lasting (chronic) wound on your leg or foot that takes more than six weeks to heal.

Venous Eczema
Venous ulcer
Variocose veins

Leaflets

Keeping your legs healthy – information and advice from the nursing team about looking after your legs.

You can find some useful information at legsmatter.org

Gillian Harman

Lead Tissue Viability Clinical Nurse Specialist

Tissue Viablity Nursing

0300 330 5777

bromh.cccpod2@nhs.net

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