Wound care and pressure ulcers
How to get an appointment
We accept referrals from:
- district nurses
- nurse practitioners
We do not usually accept self-referrals. If you're not under the care of a health professional and need further information, please contact us.
One we have your referral, we'll contact the referrer and arrange a joint visit with them at your:
- home address, or
- GP practice
If you've been referred to the wound advisory clinic, we'll send you a letter with the next available appointment.
Cancelling or changing your appointment
Phone: 020 3049 8855
Before your appointment
- wear loose or easy to remove clothes in the area of any of your wounds
- wear shoes that allow us to apply bandages if you have a leg wound
- bring a list of your medicines and dressings
During your appointment
Please allow up to 1 hour for your first appointment with a tissue viability nurse. This is for an initial assessment of your wound or ulcer.
Follow-up appointments may take less time, depending on how serious your wound is.
At your appointment, we'll assess your skin.
In the wound advisory clinic, we'll wash your legs. You may also have an ultrasound of your legs.
We'll ask you questions before giving you the best treatment and advice.
After your appointment
We'll give you information about your condition, including self-care advice and leaflets.
If you were referred by your GP, we'll write to them with details about your appointment and treatment plan.
We'll also give you details of who to contact if you have any problems.
If you have any questions, please contact the community tissue viability team.
Last updated: September 2023