Primary Care Warwickshire Federation, in partnership with Nuneaton & Bedworth Primary Care Network and Coloplast UK has launched a specialist wound care support service for patients across North Warwickshire, in a unique collaboration. Primary Care Warwickshire Federation consists of 25 GP practices within three Primary Care Networks (PCNs): Rural, North Arden and Nuneaton and Bedworth, all of whom will be able to refer patients into the specialist Wound Care ‘Hub’ based in Nuneaton and Bedworth PCN.
The Wound Care Hub will run clinics twice a week from two ‘hubs’ at Manor Court Surgery and Stockingford Medical Centre in Nuneaton. This service supports the existing tissue viability services in the wider Warwickshire area, providing a seamless and aligned experience for patients. Patients whose wounds have not shown signs of healing progression after two weeks, or who are already seeing their Practice Nurse for wound care treatment more than twice a week, can be referred into the service by their GP or nurse, where they will be seen by a specialist Tissue Viability Nurse.
This is an example of partnership working between the NHS and the private sector, which will deliver improved patient outcomes, while also freeing-up appointments and saving NHS resources. Laina Tebbutt, Project Manager, Nuneaton & Bedworth Primary Care Network and Primary Care Warwickshire Federation said: “The people of North Warwickshire will benefit significantly from this new specialist Wound Care Hub. We are delighted to have a service that can refer patients living with wounds to specialist Coloplast wound care nurses in our community.”
If you are living in the area and dealing with wounds, please speak to your GP practice to see if you meet the criteria for referral to the Wound Care Hub.