Tissue Viability Nursing

If you suffer with a wound, pressure ulcer or leg ulcer, our tissue viability service is on hand to offer help and support.
 
COVID -19: The Tissue Viability Team is accepting all referrals and a full service is operating. All referrals and visits will be clinically prioritised. Clinics are being offered at Caritas House and Beckenham Beacon.

Find out more about Tissue Viability Nursing

Overview

We offer education and support to health care professionals who may need additional advice regarding the assessment or treatment of your wound.

The current average waiting time for the Tissue Viability service is 2.1 weeks.

 

Accessing this service

We accept referrals from health care professionals on behalf of a patient. If you are not receiving care from a health care professional, then you can simply contact us to find out more.

If you do approach us direct, we may need to ask you for additional information about your condition and speak to your doctor (GP) to understand a little more. If you already have a health care professional you may find it helpful to ask them to contact us for you.

Who this service is for

The service supports anyone with a complex wound, living in the borough of Bromley, with a Bromley GP.

Appointments

Your first appointment

The Tissue Viability Service provides assessment and advice. If you have a wound that needs care and attention, this will generally be provided by another health professional such as a district nurse, or the nurse at your doctor’s surgery.

The Tissue Viability nurse will see you with the health professional who will care for you on an ongoing basis. We will ask you questions about your wound, any other health issues you might have and any medication you are taking. We will provide education about caring for your wound and helping it to heal. You will also be able to ask any questions you might have.

Changing or cancelling an appointment

Please give us as much notice as possible if you need to cancel your appointment.

Please cancel your appointment with your health care professional who will contact the Tissue Viability service on your behalf.

 

More information

Our Tissue Viability nurses offer support and treatment for a range of related conditions. Find out a bit more of some of them here.

Pressure ulcers

Venous leg ulcers

 

Patient information leaflets

Reduce your risk of developing pressure ulcers

Information for carers about pressure ulcers

Leg Ulcer and ABPI Doppler Assessment

 

Useful information

Stop the pressure
A national campaign with useful information on the prevention of pressure sores.

National guidelines for pressure ulcer management
Advice for patients and carers on the prevention and treatment of pressure sores from NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence).

 

 

For professionals

Lead Tissue Viability Clinical Nurse Specialist: Gillian Harman

Overview

We offer education and support to health care professionals who may need additional advice regarding the assessment or treatment of your wound.

The current average waiting time for the Tissue Viability service is 2.1 weeks.

 

Accessing this service

We accept referrals from health care professionals on behalf of a patient. If you are not receiving care from a health care professional, then you can simply contact us to find out more.

If you do approach us direct, we may need to ask you for additional information about your condition and speak to your doctor (GP) to understand a little more. If you already have a health care professional you may find it helpful to ask them to contact us for you.

Who this service is for

The service supports anyone with a complex wound, living in the borough of Bromley, with a Bromley GP.

Appointments

Your first appointment

The Tissue Viability Service provides assessment and advice. If you have a wound that needs care and attention, this will generally be provided by another health professional such as a district nurse, or the nurse at your doctor’s surgery.

The Tissue Viability nurse will see you with the health professional who will care for you on an ongoing basis. We will ask you questions about your wound, any other health issues you might have and any medication you are taking. We will provide education about caring for your wound and helping it to heal. You will also be able to ask any questions you might have.

Changing or cancelling an appointment

Please give us as much notice as possible if you need to cancel your appointment.

Please cancel your appointment with your health care professional who will contact the Tissue Viability service on your behalf.

 

More information

Our Tissue Viability nurses offer support and treatment for a range of related conditions. Find out a bit more of some of them here.

Pressure ulcers

Venous leg ulcers

 

Patient information leaflets

Reduce your risk of developing pressure ulcers

Information for carers about pressure ulcers

Leg Ulcer and ABPI Doppler Assessment

 

Useful information

Stop the pressure
A national campaign with useful information on the prevention of pressure sores.

National guidelines for pressure ulcer management
Advice for patients and carers on the prevention and treatment of pressure sores from NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence).

 

 

For professionals

Lead Tissue Viability Clinical Nurse Specialist: Gillian Harman

Our Tissue Viability Nursing clinic locations

The service will be provided in clinics in Beckenham, Biggin Hill, Bromley, Chislehurst, Mottingham and Orpington.