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Have your say on the draft of a new National Wound Care Core Capability Framework for England

Medical professional caring for a wound on a lady

Are you a health practitioner delivering vital wound care in England? If so, @SkillsforHealth need to hear your feedback, as they open a public consultation on the newly developed Wound Care Core Capability Framework for England, on behalf of The National Wound Care Strategy Programme.

Across England, there is currently variation in the treatment of wounds, with inconsistent use of the most effective and evidence-based interventions. Non-healing, or delayed healing of chronic wounds is a major factor in care costs, and many of these wounds could be prevented, or healed more quickly.

The National Wound Care Strategy Programme (NWCSP) was established to implement a consistently high standard of wound care across the country by reducing unnecessary variation, improving safety, and optimising patient experience and outcomes.

NWCSP commissioned Skills for Health to lead the development of a new core capabilities framework for health and care staff involved in wound care in England, working in partnership with Health Education England and a multi-professional steering group. The new framework will describe the required skills, knowledge, and behaviours to improve wound care in three clinical areas: Pressure Ulcers, Lower Limb Ulcers and Surgical Wounds.

The draft of the framework is available now, and it is vital that the views, experiences, and feedback of those delivering wound care is captured to further inform this important development.

Colin Wright, Senior Consultant and Framework Programme Manager, Skills for Health said: ‘’It is essential to have feedback from healthcare practitioners on this draft framework as part of the consultation. All comments and feedback received will be collated and analysed to identify key themes and issues. This is invaluable to ensure that the framework has been considered from a wide range of perspectives and enables us to make additions and refinements leading to a high quality end product.”

Have your say here with the Wound Care Core Capabilities Framework Survey before Sunday 28th February 2021.

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