Journal Articles

NP therapy in the community: findings of a national survey

Share this article

NP therapy in the community: findings of a national survey

Heather Newton, Helena Baxter, Martyn Butcher, Maureen Benbow, Pauline Beldon, Sylvie Hampton
1 December 2006

In 2005 a national survey was conducted to assess the use of vacuum assisted closure across primary and secondary care settings. It was found that although tissue viability nurses are primarily responsible for the management of complex wounds in both primary and secondary care, in some cases, concerns were raised regarding responsibility for follow up and review, particularly when patients were discharged from hospital. In many cases the TVN was the key link between care settings. One of the major barriers for TVNs was the ease of access to VAC in community settings.

Free for all healthcare professionals

Sign up to the Wounds Group journals

By clicking ‘Subscribe’, you are agreeing that the Wounds Group are able to email you periodic newsletters. You may unsubscribe from these at any time. Your info is safe with us and we will never sell or trade your details. For information please review our privacy policy.

Are you a healthcare professional? This website is for healthcare professionals only. To continue, please confirm that you are a healthcare professional below.

We use cookies responsibly to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your browser settings, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on this website. Read about how we use cookies.

I am not a healthcare professional.