Wound Care (tissue viability specialist nursing)

This section aims to provide General Practitioners (GPs) and members of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) with some more detailed information about our services. The information below is updated regularly, but, if you need to find out more detailed information about a specific service or have a very specific question about the service or referral pathway, then please contact the service manager or the key clinician detailed opposite.

Referral Process

How does a GP refer in to the service?

If you are a GP wishing to refer to this service please contact Joy Tickle(Tissue Viability Nurse Specialist)or Tissue Viability Nurses Catherine Ball and Gemma Davies or Tissue Viability Nurse assistant Louise Gregory. They can be contacted by telephone on 01952 607710, by fax on 01952 607711 or by email to tissueviability@nhs.net

You can also view the page that provides information for patients or carers by clicking the link below.

Wound Care (tissue viability specialist nursing)

Types of patients regularly seen

The Tissue Viability Service provides a specialist service to patients with a wide variety of complex wounds including pressure ulcer prevention and management, management of leg ulceration, management of traumatic injuries and complex non-healing wounds. The team offers vascular assessment, tissue biopsy and histology and sharp debridement of wounds.

The Tissue Viability Service delivers competency-based education and training to all staff. We offer advice and support to staff, patients and carers.

We have a multidisciplinary approach to a program of care.

Patients not seen by this service

No patients that require specialist wound care are excluded from the service.

We do not offer a wound dressing service. This service is offered at GP practices or through the community nursing teams.

The community Tissue Viability Service is not offered on the wards of the Princess Royal Hospital or Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. The hospitals have their own Tissue Viability Nurse Specialists.

Frequently asked questions

Do you provide a Doppler assessment service?

As part of our holistic patient assessment we may perform this procedure however we would expect this to be performed if possible as part of the referral to the service.

Do you provide a service to the care homes?

Yes we provide a service to all residential and nursing homes.

Do you work in the acute hospitals?

We are employed for Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust. However we do carry out clinics alongside four vascular/surgical consultants within The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and The Princess Royal Hospital.