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Burden of wounds to the NHS: what has changed since 2012/13?

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Burden of wounds to the NHS: what has changed since 2012/13?

Julian Guest
8 March 2021

The study known as the ‘Burden of Wounds to the UK’s NHS in 2012/13’ was published across two articles (Guest et al, 2015; 2017a). This study led to a debate in the UK Parliament (House of Lords) on the development of a national strategy for improving the standards of wound care in the NHS (House of Lords Hansard, 2017). This had the effect of NHS England and NHS Improvement establishing the National Wound Care Strategy Programme (NWCSP) in the last quarter of 2018 (NHS England, National Wound Care Strategy Programme). In December 2020 another study was published which quantified how the burden of wounds to the NHS has changed between 2012/13 and 2017/18 (Guest et al, 2020).

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