Tissue Viability Service

Our Tissue Viability service offers guidance and advice to the multi-disciplinary team and patient consultation for all aspects of tissue viability inclusive of wound management and treatment as well as prevention strategies to promote best practice.

The Tissue Viability service offers guidance and advice to the multi-disciplinary team and patient consultation for all aspects of tissue viability inclusive of:

  • Category 3 and 4 pressure ulcers
  • Complex wounds or wounds with unusual aetiology
  • Wounds that are deteriorating or non-healing despite intervention
  • Advanced or specialist wound care treatments
  • Advice on pressure ulcer management including equipment.

The Tissue Viability team also provides a range of education to all health care professionals, patients, and their carers.

Referral criteria

The Tissue Viability Team is a nurse lead service supporting patients in the community. Providing specialist advice for ongoing treatment and management of wounds. Referrals are made via your GP or community nurse. The common areas for patient referral are:

-Category 3 and 4 pressure ulcers

-Complex wounds or wounds with unusual aetiology

– Wounds that are deteriorating or non-healing despite intervention.

Severe pressure ulcers, complex wounds or wounds that are deteriorating or not healing despite treatment.

GPs and other healthcare professionals with access to SystmOne should make an e-referral to SPA using the PRISM Referral form or the SPA Referral form.

GPs and other healthcare professionals without access to SystmOne should send the referral form via secure email to lptchs.spa@nhs.net.

By phone to the SPA healthcare professional line: 0300 300 1000 (referrers only)

Criteria exclusion

None stated.

How to access this service

Access is by referral from your GP or community nurse.

What conditions do you cover

Pressure ulcer prevention and management

Leg ulcer management

Topical negative pressure

Acute and chronic wounds

Complex wounds

Non healing wounds

Moisture lesions including maceration of surrounding skin

Burns (minor)

Equipment selection.

Contact info

01509 410 225

Referrals

  • GP
  • hospital healthcare professional
  • self (only patients already under the care of community nursing services via SPA)
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