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Improving outcomes for patients with chronic oedema/wet legs during a global pandemic

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Improving outcomes for patients with chronic oedema/wet legs during a global pandemic

Sally-Anne Bradford
8 March 2021

Cambridge and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust had planned to assess and implement the impact of managing chronic oedema and wet legs more effectively in the community in 2020. The article outlines how the service reacted to the sudden change of direction needed in response to COVID-19 pandemic and how the work we had already undertaken in this project facilitated this new way of working. When the TVN team was redeployed, they used information from our original audit to target the patients who had been deemed the highest risk. Ensuring the patient had the most appropriate care began to improve outcomes and reduce visits. A small dip check audit was completed to prove the impact of appropriate compression in the community. This paper highlights the positive impacts made in the first 3 months of the pandemic.

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